Transforming Pain into Understanding

Dr. Angela Mailis, with her extensive credentials including an MD, MSC, FRCPC, and PHYSMED, stands at the forefront of pain management and research. Her distinguished career as a pain clinician, scientist, and educator reflects a deep commitment to advancing pain medicine. Her work extends beyond clinical practice, encompassing published research, patient advocacy, and policy advising, establishing her as a leading figure in holistic pain management and patient care.


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Dr. Angela Mailis is not only a renowned pain clinician and scientist but also a celebrated author. Her books delve deep into the complexities of pain management and the psychological aspects of chronic pain. Her works, including Beyond Pain: Making the Mind-Body Connection and Smart, Successful & Abused: The Unspoken Problem of Domestic Violence and High-Achieving Women, offer groundbreaking insights and are a testament to her expertise and commitment to the field. These publications serve as invaluable resources for both medical professionals and individuals seeking understanding and solace in their pain experiences.

Testimonials about Dr. Angela Mailis

Dr. Mailis, in my opinion, has excellent expertise in the field of pain management. She would be considered one of the world’s experts in the treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy conditions. Nonetheless, her views and her techniques for treatment and diagnosis are highly regarded and conform to medically respected standards for care in my opinion.

Dr. Jim Campbell

Director of the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Professor of Neurosurgery and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, and President-Elect of the American Pain Society.

Dr. Mailis is a dedicated clinical scientist with a special interest in RSD who has developed a well respected facility at the Toronto Western Hospital. Her views are recognized and now command the attention of other clinicians and scientists who are working in the same area.



Dr. Michael Stanton Hicks

Director of Pain Management Centre at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OHIO, Professorship at the Johannes Guttenberg University in Mainz, Germany, Chairman of the Special Interest Group, Pain and the Sympathetic Nervous System, of the International Association of the study of Pain (IASP).

Dr. Mailis-Gagnon, with the patience and empathy of a physician and the incisiveness of a neuroscientist…has revolutionized our understanding and treatment of chronic pain…Pain is more complex…and demands a wider frame of reference—-that of the whole human organism…And it is this that comes through in every page of Angela Mailis-Gagnon’s…book.

Dr. William J. Roberts

Senior Scientist at the R.S. Dow Neurological Sciences Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University.


Meet Dr. Angela Mailis

Dr. Angela Mailis obtained her medical degree from the Medical School of Kapodistriakon University of Athens Greece Summa Cum Laude; became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada with specialization in Physical Medicine (1982); and holds a Master’s degree from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto (1988). She rose to the rank of Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (2005) and has practiced exclusively in the area of Chronic Pain for the past 43 years. She founded and directed the Comprehensive Pain Program of the Toronto Western Hospital/University Health Network for 33 years (1982-2015). Subsequently she became the founder and director of the Pain and Wellness Centre in Vaughan Ontario (2014-present), the only academic community-based pain clinic, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health.