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Meet the AssessMed Team

Dr. Ben Clark

Executive Medical Director

As National Executive Medical Director, Dr. Ben Clark oversees all of AssessMed’s medical professionals and the Executive Medical Team.

Dr. Clark maintains an ongoing clinical practice in physiatry in addition to his role with AssessMed where he provides assessment services exclusively for AssessMed clients in Ontario.

He has performed thousands of third party independent assessments in the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for various sources including legal firms, long term disability insurers, auto insurers, and employers.  Dr. Clark has testified at trial and at arbitrations and he has been recognized by the court as an expert witness in his medical field of expertise.

Dr. Clark is a duly qualified physician licensed to practice medicine in the Province of Ontario by the respective Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received specialist certification and fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Clark has recognized proficiency by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (EMG). He has a broad based practice predominantly evaluating individuals after injury with a large proportion of these sustained by motor vehicle accident or in the workplace. Dr. Clark was a WSIB evaluator at the Hamilton Regional Evaluation Centre and was also the Medical Director of rehabilitation at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for 5 years. His practice includes evaluation and treatment of chronic pain. He is a member of the Combined Spine Clinic at JBMH.

Don Kunkel

President

Don is proud to lead the AssessMed team as President, bringing over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. He began his career as a telephone adjuster for Markel Insurance before working as an all-lines independent adjuster, a senior AB field rep for a large Canadian insurer, and the lead adjuster of an SIU division.

In 2001, Don entered the IME space for four years as the owner and operator of FAIR Medicals, a nationally recognized independent medical assessment company. Don sold FAIR in 2005 to Medisys Health Group and rose to the rank of Vice President of Business Development.

Don is a highly focused, customer-oriented management professional with a passion for IME. His leadership and years of experience in the insurance industry drive AssessMed’s commitment to superior customer service and continued business success as the company continues to exceed the demands of today’s adjusters, adjudicators, legal professionals, and HR consultants.

Colin Miller

National Vice President Business Development & Corporate Compliance Officer

Colin is a proud member of the AssessMed team and has worked in a Director/VP role covering both sales and operation for over 17 years. He is currently the National Vice President Business Development & Corporate Compliance Officer.

Colin’s vast experience includes national coverage in all Accident Benefits, Tort claims, and Employer and Life & Health markets. In addition, Colin has past experience in management positions held within the Canadian banking industry.

Colin consistently seeks out the client’s best interest, and regards customer satisfaction as his foremost priority.

Colin enjoys being active with his family in many activities including golf, curling, hockey, baseball, and swimming.

Tia Levan

Vice President of Operations

Tia plays a key strategic role leading the Canadian operations of AssessMed. With more than 14 years of senior operations management experience, Tia has worked with some of Canada’s leading IME companies.  With her deep understanding of IME business analytics and the legislative landscape, she has successfully led several large scale initiatives including national workforce management and process improvements, new technology implementations and organizational accreditations.  Her natural business savvy and commitment to excellence combined with her ability to develop high performing teams is supported by a Diploma in Business Administration from George Brown and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Ryerson University.

As a proud member of the AssessMed leadership team, Tia is also passionate about the needs of children, families & hunger and actively supports charitable organizations that champion these causes.  She is bilingual in English and French and enjoys baking, cycling and traveling in her spare time.

Dr. Max Kleinman

Medical Director, Ontario and Atlantic Canada

As Medical Director for AssessMed Ontario and Atlantic Provinces, Dr. Kleinman works closely with AssessMed’s National Executive Medical Director, Dr. Benjamin Clark.

Dr. Kleinman has enjoyed an ongoing clinical practice in physiatry for over 30 years and maintains his practice in addition to his role with AssessMed where he provides high quality assessment services exclusively for AssessMed clients in Ontario and Atlantic Provinces.

Dr. Kleinman has performed thousands of third party independent assessments in the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as provided opinions related to Disability Management for various sources including Defense and Plaintiff Bar, Long Term Disability Insurers, Auto Insurers, as well as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and other agencies as requested. When called upon, he has testified at trial and at arbitrations and he has been recognized by the court as an expert witness in his medical field of expertise.

Dr. Kleinman is a duly qualified medical practitioner licensed to practice Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Provinces of Ontario, Newfoundland, and British Columbia, Canada.  He completed a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University, Montreal with Honours in Cell Biology and graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1976, having won the Charles Frost Medal for outstanding achievement in his second year.  Following Medical School, he completed a two-year residency program in Family Medicine, followed by completion of residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, serving as Chief Resident in his final year.

Dr. Kleinman obtained his Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1981. He was certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1982. In addition, he is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner, having been certified by The American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

Dr. Kleinman is the former Head of Rehabilitation and Program Director, Rehabilitation at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. In addition, he was on staff at Lyndhurst Rehabilitation Centre for Spinal Cord Injury and served as Acting Medical Director.

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