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Our Founder


The CAPD was founded by Dr. Ashok Muzumdar who was born in Karwar, India, on February 20, 1940. He was a graduate of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India. In his early career he practiced emergency medicine in the United Kingdom. He fulfilled his dream of moving to Canada where he received his training and specialty qualifications in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). In Canada, he practiced in Vancouver, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island before retiring to Ottawa to be close to his children and grandchildren. He played an active role in the Canadian Medical Association and also created the Canadian Society of Senior and Retired Physicians. He cared deeply for his patients and worked tirelessly to support physicians with disabilities.  Dr. Muzumdar passed away peacefully on November 30, 2012.  Please visit our history page to discover more about the CAPD and our founding members.

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