Meet Dr. Adam Kassam

Dr. Adam Kassam was born and raised in Toronto where he now practices as a community-based physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialist). He is married to Dr. Naila Kassam – a family doctor – and they have a geriatric, blind rescue dog named Freddy.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School where he concurrently graduated with a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University.

Adam then completed his residency at Western University, where he served as chief resident in the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R).  As a resident, Adam became involved in the OMA as a voting delegate for his section. Adam’s work as a resident was recognized by the university.

More About Dr. Adam Kassam

Adam is a community physiatrist in Toronto and serves as the Chair of the Section for PM&R at the OMA. He also serves on the Members Relations, Advocacy and Communications committee at the OMA. Adam also serves as part of the board for the Young Leaders Committee at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Adam has been a vocal advocate for doctors, patients and our healthcare system. He has written over 70 published op-eds that include outlets such as CNN, The Atlantic, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC, Ottawa Citizen and the Huffington Post. He has also been an invited television expert on CTV’s Your Morning, CPAC and several national radio stations.

As President-elect, Adam will deliver a passionate, clear and compelling voice for Ontario’s Doctors.