Specialists in Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation
We are medical specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatrists. Physiatry is the medical specialty concerned with the medical treatment and rehabilitation of persons with variety of physical problems and associated disabilities. Those include general medical conditions, neurologic disorder such as stroke, amputation, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, arthritis, soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
We provide medical consultations in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Referrals for consultation may be made by your family physician or specialist and billed to the Medical Services Plan. However, we may not be taking new patients at the time of referral if our wait list is too long. For information about other physiatrists who may be taking new patients please see FAQs.
Referrals for independent medical examinations may be made by lawyers or insurers.
Dr. Hugh Anton
Dr. Anton is a graduate of the University of Calgary, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1978. He completed his residency program at the University of British Columbia and obtained his Fellowship in the Specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1987. He is a member of the medical staff at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, which includes the G. F. Strong Rehab Centre and Vancouver General Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Gabriel H. Hirsch
Dr. Gabriel Hirsch is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Hirsch obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1977 at the University of Munich, Germany
Dr. Andrew Travlos
Dr. Travlos graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1984. He did general medical practice until he returned to residency in 1989, completing his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia in 1993. Dr. Travlos furthered his education with a Sub-Specialty Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disorders through the Division of Neurology at the University of British Columbia.
Kelly McPeak has been the Medical Office Assistant at Pacific Rehab Medicine since 2002.