Dr. Shayne Ladak is a graduate of McMaster Medical School. He is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a special interest in neurological rehabilitation. He treats patients with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, MS, ALS, strokes, dementia etc. As part of his practice, he treats patients with neuropathic pain, an interest that developed as a result of the adverse effects of protease inhibitors and other HIV related medications.
As a medical student, Dr. Ladak did HIV electives at the Wellesley Hospital and at the Hassle Free Clinic. This training always held for him a strong commitment and resolve to support and give back to our community. During his time in practice at Lakeridge Health and the Durham Regional Cancer Centre in Oshawa, Dr. Ladak worked as a consultant physician, treating patients with HIV related dementia, peripheral neuropathy and AIDS related lymphoma.
Currently, Dr. Ladak has just completed a fellowship in Palliative Care Education and Practice at Harvard Medical School. He is a partner with a practice called DOCTORS MAKING HOUSECALLS where he treats patients with dementia and neuropathic pain in their home or hospice environments. This summer he is embarking on a Masters in Public Health degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where his research will be looking at The impact of HIV dementia on the quality-of-life, and function of people living with the disease.