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Assessor Spotlight: Dr. Sara Mitchell, Neurologist

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Don Kunkel

AssessMed’s ongoing Assessor Spotlight Series serves to highlight some of the experienced medical professionals we have working with our Canada-wide teams. We take pride in the care with which we choose our assessors, ensuring they are well credentialed, have current clinical experience, and are in good standing with the respective regulatory bodies. All of our assessors are committed to offering high quality, unbiased, and evidence-based medical reports that reflect our professional values.

Dr. Mitchell’s ExperienceDr. Mitchell's

Dr. Mitchell is a practicing academic Staff Neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She completed five years of neurology residency at the University of Toronto and subsequently obtained subspecialty fellowship training from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in cognitive and behavioural neurology and neuropsychiatry.

Dr. Mitchell has a busy academic clinical practice with a focus on concussion, cognitive impairment, neurodegenerative diseases, and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Dr. Mitchell is very active in research and clinical teaching and has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications in journals including JAMA Neurology and the Canadian Medical Association Journal on topics including:

  • motor vehicle collisions
  • cognitive impairment
  • neuropsychiatry

She has been featured on CBC national television as a subject matter expert on concussion, brain health, stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Mitchell has a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health and a defined interest in improving the quality of medical care delivery.

Dr. Mitchell is currently performing assessments in the GTA. Please contact AssessMed for her full CV, sample reports or for details regarding her availability.


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Stay tuned to our blog for the next installment in our Doctor Spotlight series!

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About Don Kunkel

I am the President of AssessMed, a company that specializes in providing unbiased, evidence-based medical assessments and file reviews. I have over 25 years of experience, and many years of leadership in the insurance industry, working as an insurance adjuster and representative before moving into the Independent Medical Evaluation area in 2001. The continued success of AssessMed relies on our focus and dedication to our clients; adjusters, legal professionals, and HR consultants all of whom have very different requirements. We pride ourselves on our commitment to exceptional customer service to help make the process simpler for every individual involved.

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