Dr. Shanker Nesathurai

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Shanker Nesathurai


Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine

Division Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Chief, Department of PM&R, Hamilton Health Sciences



Education and Professional Standing

Shanker Nesathurai completed his undergraduate studies at the New York Institute of Technology, and earned a medical degree from McMaster University. He was also awarded a Master of Public Health from Harvard.  He completed his internship at the North York Branson Hosptial, and served his residency at McMaster University. He is certified in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation   by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Nesathurai clinical interests are in the care of patients with musculoskeletal conditions and peripheral nerve injuries. His research interests relates to the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury.