Salima S. J. Ladak
BScN, MN, NP, PhD
Dr. Ladak (Nurse Practitioner) is a founding member of the Transitional Pain Service. She envisioned the Nurse Practitioner role as part of this inter-professional team. She is also the Quality Lead for the Department of Anesthesia Pain Program. Her clinical practice spans management of acute and persistent complex pain conditions, as well as pain and opioid use disorder. She has been nationally and internationally acknowledged for her clinical and leadership skills. Her leadership and clinical expertise has been leveraged to develop pain programs internationally. She has been a panel member of clinical practice guidelines and has a keen interest in areas of research, including outcomes of pain and function, impact of pain on health related quality of life, as well as knowledge of pain among health professionals. She provides leadership in the area of nursing professional capacity building programs, trainee education and mentorship. Dr. Ladak is cross-appointed to the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.