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We specialize in fighting our patients’ chronic pain. With our continuously growing team of professionals, you will have immediate access to highly trained pain specialists who provide multidisciplinary pain medicine combining medication management, mental well-being, and procedural-based pain management systems.

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Our Physicians

Dr. Mahesh Palanisamy

Medical Director & Founder
MD, FRCPC, FCAI, FIPP, Dip Pain Medicine, CIPS Anesthesia and Interventional Pain Medicine

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Dr. Zameer Pirani

MD, FRCPC (Anesthesia) & FRCPC (Pain Medicine)

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Dr. Ahilraj Siva

Interventional Spine and Joint Specialist

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Dr. Kyle Saikaley

MD, FRCPC (EM), Adult Chronic Pain Management

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Dr. Kyle Fisher

MD FRCPC (Anesthesia & Interventional Pain Medicine)

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Dr. Abhitej Rewari

Anaesthesia & Interventional Pain Specialist

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Dr. Elle Surgent

MD CCFP (Family Medicine, rapid access pain referrals, non-surgical cosmetic procedures)

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Dr. Edward Zhang

MDCM, FRCPC (Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine)

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Dr. Rami A. Kamel

MB,BCh (Hons), FRCPC (Anesthesia), FRCPC (Pain Medicine), DRCPSC (Candidate)

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Dr. Cedric Gabilondo


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Dr. Karim Wafa

PhD, MD, FRCPC (Anesthesiology)

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Patient Testimoanials


During and after the pandemic, trying to get stable, reliable, dependable treatment from my previous clinic was almost impossible. I work full time with my condition, so dependable treatment is an absolute must have! Instead of being seen every 3 months as directed by my doctor… my appointments would vary wildly from 6 months to 4 months to 5.5 months. I wouldn’t even get a phone call…just an email and a sorry about your luck, just suffer in agony until we can fit you in….honestly…it was the worst 3 years of my entire life!

Finally I was fed up and after switching to the Afiya Pain Clinic, I can truly say that I have felt better than I ever have with my previous clinic. Dr. Siva and Dr. Pirani have escalated my treatment with new procedures and more stable, dependable appointment scheduling (all while still continuing with my current treatment plan). I leave each appointment with my next appointment already scheduled and I can’t say what a relief it is not have to “wonder” about the next time they can “Fit Me In”.

As well, all of the support staff who work there are awesome! from the booking desk, to the nurses, to the pharmacist, everyone is very friendly, professional and accommodating. There is a pharmacy on site, so any prescriptions can be filled directly at the time of the appointment and conveniently billed directly to my benefit plan without any out of pocket cost to me.

Honestly I couldn’t even imagine a better place to get treatment, they truly care about their patients and I would give a 10 star review if I could!


Afiya pain clinic is a god send. My mom has been dealing with chronic pain most of her life but within the last year was in so much pain, she lost mobility and range in her shoulder. This made everyday tasks nearly impossible and her sleep and mood suffered greatly. We visited Afiya and saw Dr. Pirani and he was absolutely amazing! He was kind, informative, knowledgeable and able to treat her during her very first visit. Today marks our 3rd visit and my mom has been able to move her arm and shoulder more than she has in a year. She is seeing a huge amount of pain reduction and is able to sleep comfortably through the night. Everyone on their team is helpful and kind and the environment is wonderful. If you or anyone you know is suffering from pain, definitely go here and get checked out. Afiya clinic is a game changer, thank you for changing lives.


I’ve had the privilege of being treated by Dr. Pirani for my chronic pain, and I must say that my experience has been nothing short of exceptional. From the very first consultation, Dr. Pirani displayed a level of collaboration, empathy, and extensive knowledge and expertise in pain management. He took the time to thoroughly understand my pain, its impact on my daily life, and the various treatment options available. is ability to explain complex medical concepts in a way that I could understand greatly helped me make informed decisions about my care.

What truly sets Dr. Pirani apart is his genuine concern for his patients. He goes above and beyond to ensure that his patients receive the best possible care. Dr. Pirani actively listens to his patients, making them feel heard and understood. This empathetic approach fosters trust and allows for a collaborative treatment plan that takes into account the individual needs and goals of the patient. Under Dr. Pirani’s guidance, I have experienced significant improvements in managing my chronic pain. I truly appreciate his dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in pain management, as it ensures that his patients receive the most effective and cutting-edge treatments available.

If you’re seeking a pain management specialist who treats you with empathy, collaboration, and exceptional knowledge, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Pirani. His unwavering commitment to his patients’ well-being, coupled with his expertise, makes him an outstanding medical professional in his field. I am grateful to have found a doctor who genuinely cares about my pain and is determined to improve my quality of life.


Dr. Pirani has become the most important aspect of my mom’s recovery and we have never been more grateful. For a better part of her life, my mom has experienced severe pain in her spine and knees. We went to several specialists to help treat her pain but none were ever effective until we came to see Dr. Pirani. Not only was he knowledgeable in his field, he was so incredibly compassionate towards her and made sure she was comfortable and cared for as this pain had been physically and emotionally damaging. One of the most important aspects to us was his ability to accurately diagnose and treat my mom’s pain. He was able to identity the root cause of her pain (which no one else had been able to do before) and develop an effective treatment plan to address it. This is a testament to his knowledge and experience in the field of pain management. He has significantly improved my mom’s quality of life and I highly recommend if not, encourage others to come and see him to those struggling with chronic pain.


Doctor Zameer pirani and his group are fantastic. I have a chronic pudendal and femoral nerve pain, and doctor patiently worked through them for couple months. Now I feel better. Wish all the best for Doctor Zameer and Alex and the group.