15 minute interview: CAPD of good hope
- By: Olubimpe Ayeni
Ashok Muzumdar, a semiretired specialist in rehabilitation medicine, has been gradually losing his vision over the past 20 years. Now he can see only outlines and can't appreciate detail. He founded the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities (CAPD) in August 2000, and, at that time, it was the first association of its kind in the world to represent disabled doctors. The CAPD now has 72 members across Canada, with different physical and mental disabilities, and it is an affiliated society of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).
After graduating from the University of Indore, India, in 1964, Ashok moved to England to train before finally settling in Canada. In 1985 he became the director and head of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
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