About Us: Who is Dr. D?
DR. FABIO DI STEFANO
A clinician who understands what people need.
Dr. Fabio Di Stefano is the doctor behind Dr. D’s. He is a specialist in chronic pain management with designations in kinesiology and certified acupuncture as well. He has been helping patients with chronic pain improve their quality of life and mobility for over 15 years. His knowledge in the realm of pain and inflammation lead him to author his first book, The Power of Turmeric.
After Dr. Di Stefano established ProMedX Therapeutics Inc. (a multi-disciplinary pain treatment center in Thorhnill, ON), he discovered that the majority of his patients were dealing with chronic pain from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. He began to take a keen interest in finding ways to help his patients complement his treatment at home.
As a result, he founded ProMedX Innovations Inc. so he could develop natural, researched-based products he knew his patients needed. The goal was and remains simple: to deliver outstanding home healthcare products to contribute to his patient's (and now customer's!) overall health and well-being.
As a trusted expert in the field, Dr. Di Stefano (Dr. D) conducts ongoing lectures on chronic pain management and disease prevention. He has also appeared on several media outlets.
Dr. Daniella Astorino, B.Sc Hons, D.C
Dr. Astorino is a chiropractor and acupuncture provider. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with honours in 2016 and is the associate chiropractor alongside Dr. Di Stefano. She is passionate about helping her patients recover from acute pain, prevent recurrence of injury, and live better with chronic pain.
This passion for helping others coupled with her extensive education in kinesiology and health sciences and interest in epidemiology and research has made her an integral part of the Research and Development Team at ProMedX Innovations, Inc. since 2017.
Dr. John Z. Srbely, D.C, PhD
Dr John Z Srbely DC PhD graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (1992) and certified in Clinical Acupuncture (2000). He received his PhD in biomechanics and neurophysiology in 2008 from the University of Guelph and accepted his first faculty appointment (Assistant Professor) in September 2008 in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science (HHNS), College of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada). He was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in July 2018. He held a Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Research Chair in Spine Mechanics and Neurophysiology (2008-2013). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and held position of Associate Chair of the Natural, Physical and Engineering Science Research Ethics Board at the University of Guelph (2013-2019). He is currently the Director of the HHNS Neuromuscular Health and Chronic Pain clinical-research facility where he is pursuing his primary research interests in the study of the neurophysiologic mechanisms and management of chronic pain. The central theme of his research program is the study of central sensitization and neurogenic inflammation, and their role in the clinical manifestation of chronic musculoskeletal disease including myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic degenerative joint/spine disease.
Dr. Vidyanand Anaparti, PhD
Dr. Anaparti is an immunology researcher with 15-years of laboratory experience in designing, optimizing, and validating research methodologies. He was instrumental in a $2 million CIHR grant for developing immunological biomarkers and managed mammalian cell culture and monoclonal antibody (hybridoma) lab operations. He currently works as a Postdoctoral Fellow for the University of Manitoba where he is actively researching the efficacy of Dr. D’s Ultra BioTurmeric on inflammatory disease (including autoimmune disease) management in indigenous populations. Dr. Anaparti is a highly established published researcher.
Vanita Pais RD, CDE, CPT
Vanita is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified insulin pump trainer (CPT). She has been practicing as a dietitian for 20 years. In the last 15 years she has been involved in clinical research with the Diabetes/Endocrinology department at the Hospital for Sick Children. She was awarded the Banting and Best Diabetes Educator of the Year Award in 2019. She is passionate about helping people improve their lifestyle and optimizing their diabetes management. She contributes her expertise in the community and volunteers as an Outreach and Learning Series presenter for Diabetes Canada.