Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine

HBSc, MD, FRCPC (Physiatry), FRCPC (Pain Medicine), Dip Sport Med
Co-Founder & Associate Medical Director, Canadian Pain & Regenerative Institute

Dr. Mian is an advocate of the multi-disciplinary model of care for chronic musculoskeletal and spinal pain management. He has specialized expertise in interventional pain management procedures under fluoroscopy and ultrasound guidance, including regenerative medicine procedures.

He completed an undergraduate honors pharmacology degree and medical school at the University of Alberta over 8 years, followed by specialty and subspecialty residency training over 7 years at the University of Toronto. After certifying as a Physiatrist through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and as a Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician through the Canadian Academy of Sports & Exercise Medicine (CASEM) in 2016, he was selected as one of two inaugural trainees for the Pain Medicine subspecialty residency program in the Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto. He successfully took the RCPSC Pain Medicine examination in 2018. He is the first Physician to become Canadian triple-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), Pain Medicine, and Sports Medicine.

He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine. He enjoys teaching learners in clinics, at academic half-days, undergraduate medical education sessions, and society meetings. He teaches annually at the RCPSC Pain Medicine examination and refresher course. He is provincial Clinical Lead for Project ECHO chronic pain (, Specialist Lead of the Doctors of BC Chronic Pain Spread Network, and has contributed to PainBC’s physician education working group, Pain Foundations course, and Practice Support Program. More recently he has been appointed as Community representative on the UBC PM&R Division Executive Committee and nationally as PM&R representative on the RCPSC Pain Medicine Subspecialty Committee. 

His clinical practice also includes consulting at the Transitional Pain Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital, which employs multi-disciplinary and multi-modal pain education and treatment options to patients after surgery to help reduce reliance on opioid medications. He has provided expert testimony several times in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, as a medical expert qualified in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 

In his spare time, he enjoys running after 2 young children with his wife and being an armchair GM of his beloved Edmonton Oilers.