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Dr. Dory Becker,  PhD, C., Psych
Dr. Dory Becker is a registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, specializing in Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology. She obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Windsor in 2005 and has worked in the personal injury field since 2006. Currently, she splits her time between Omega Medical Associates, where she has a specialized focus on catastrophic impairment determinations and provision of psychological treatment services, and Altum Health at the University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, where she participates in the assessment and treatment of individuals who have been involved in work-related accidents.

Dr. Becker is actively involved in supervising and mentoring other psychologists and allied health professionals. She has also worked as a Psychologist in Australia, where she worked with adults with addictive behaviours. Dr. Becker is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, and the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment.

Dr. Becker is certified by the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators/Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment in mental, behavioural impairment rating based on the AMA Guides, Fourth and Sixth Editions, including successful completion of the C-CAT(MB) exam. She has conducted over 1,000 catastrophic impairment examinations. Her expert testimony has been accepted by FSCO arbitrators and License Appeal Tribunal adjudicators.


Dr. Arthur Ameis, BSC MD FRCPC [PM&R] DABPMR [with SSC Pain Medicine] DESS C-CAT CFE
After a BSC in Physiology & Psychology and an MD at UofT, Dr. Ameis completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He subsequently achieved US Board Certification in Physiatry, Sub-Specialty Certification in Pain Medicine, the Univ. de Montreal Diploma in Medico-Legal Expertise, and the ACFE Certified Fraud Examiner program.

He has taught in the UofM Faculty of Medicine’s Program in Insurance Medicine and MedicoLegal Expertise; had appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University (CMCC Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation); and was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

He has served as Vice Chair, FSCO Designated Assessment Centre oversight committee, on the FSCO Expert Panel for Catastrophic Impairment; on both the Core Scientific Team and Guideline Expert Panel of the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration; and as a co-author of the Common Traffic Injury Rehabilitation Guideline Report to FSCO. He has done research on the KOSCHI tool for paediatric TBI impairment evaluation and was a co-author of the Global Spine Care Initiative Report on Evidence-Based Guidelines for Spinal Pain Management in Underserviced & Third World Regions.

First Chair of the OMA Computer Technology Committee, and a recipient of a CRA Scientific Research Grant for his research on Tele-Medicine Protocols for Remote Medico-Legal Assessments, and of the Canadian Society of Medico-Legal Evaluators’ Lacerte Award for Clinical Excellence, he is a Founding Member and Past President of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators. A Member of the MedicoLegal Society of Toronto for several decades, he is also a Past President.

Now semi-retired, his professional time is divided between clinical guideline development, mentoring and teaching, and providing analysis/litigation support for complex medicolegal or potential fraud claims. He maintains a strictly balanced ratio of plaintiff and defense casework. He has contributed to a number of medicolegal topic publications, involving neuro-orthopaedic, spinal cord and brain trauma, acute and chronic pain assessment and rehabilitation, and life care planning.

Arthur and Nancy enjoy boating, travel, golf, tennis, skiing, SCUBA diving, Snorkeling, movies, and most of all, their seven beloved grandchildren.



THE MEDICO-LEGAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO AWARD

The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by members of the healthcare, legal or scientific community.

CRITERIA: 
The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Award is the highest expression of esteem which the Society can convey and is intended to honour those members of the healthcare, legal or scientific community who have made a significant contribution to their profession as well as either the Society or the community at large, and whose contributions are consistent with the values of the Society.

Each year the Society alternates between healthcare and legal professionals for the recipient of the award.

List of Previous Recipients 

THE MLST DR. GRANT FARROW AWARD

The MLST Dr. Grant Farrow Award was created in honour of Dr. Grant Farrow. The award recognizes a young or mid-career member of the Society for outstanding contributions to the Society, their profession, or the community at large.

The Dr. Grant Farrow Award is granted in honour of Dr. Farrow’s contributions to the Society. Dr. Farrow was a long-standing member of the Society and a renowned urological surgeon and teacher. He exemplified the best traditions of the Society including professional excellence, civility, and collegiality between the healthcare and legal professions.

The award will be bestowed every two years but may be awarded annually at the discretion of the Society if there are suitable nominees. The Society alternates between healthcare and legal professionals for the recipient of the award. The award will include a bottle of fine wine in recognition of Dr. Farrow’s love for Bordeaux wines and wines in general.

CRITERIA:
The professional must be a member of the Medico-Legal Society and be in good standing for a minimum period of two years. The professional must be in their early or mid-career. It shall be in the discretion of the Awards Committee to decide whether a professional is mid-career, with this being loosely defined as the first half of the professional’s career. The understanding is that the Medico-Legal Society Award has traditionally been awarded to a senior professional, whereas the Dr. Grant Farrow Award will be awarded to a more junior professional.

List of Previous Recipients 


THE MLST PHILIPPA SAMWORTH AWARD

The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Philippa Samworth Award recognizes outstanding contributions made by members of the healthcare, legal or scientific community.

CRITERIA:
The MLST Philippa Samworth Award recognizes an MLST member for sustained superb dedication and commitment to the Society, and to its objectives of advancing medico-legal knowledge for the benefit of both the healthcare and legal professions, and in the interests of patients, clients, and justice. There is no obligation or requirement for the MLST to confer the award in any fiscal year. The recipient of the award will receive free access to all programs/events of the MLST over the twelve months following conferral of the award.

By establishing this award, the MLST honours one of its members of the legal community, Ms. Philippa Samworth. Ms. Samworth has earned a stellar reputation in the insurance defence and personal injury bar as a fierce advocate for her clients. She is known for her razor-sharp mind, her enthusiastic passion for justice and fairness, and her untiring willingness to share her knowledge with her colleagues – both plaintiff and defence. Her countless contributions to the MLST are unmatched by any member, as is her outstanding dedication and commitment to the Society over several decades.

There are no previous recipients of this award.





Founded in 1950 by a group of doctors and lawyers, the
Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
promotes medical, legal and scientific knowledge, cooperation and understanding between the professions in the interest of justice and in the best interests of patients and clients.

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Founded in 1950 by a group of doctors and lawyers, the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto promotes medical, legal and scientific knowledge, cooperation and understanding between the professions in the interest
of justice and in the best interests of patients and clients.

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