Pearl is the Founder and Clinical and Managing Director of the Assistive Technology Clinic.
She holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and has worked in the fields of neurology, geriatrics, trauma, orthopedics, rheumatology, ergonomics and assistive technology.
Early in her career, while working with those suffering from ALS and other complex medical conditions and finding only limited solutions to improve their quality of life, Pearl combined her passion for patient-centered care and her fascination with technology to create ATC in 1994.
Under her stewardship, ATC has grown to become an award-winning and industry-leading model of patient care with skilled inter-professional teams on two academic sites helping over 4,000 patients per year.
Pearl’s work has garnered multiple research studies, publications and innovation awards. Among them, she has been recognized with the University of Toronto’s Alumni Achievement Award (2004) and the ICRF Inspirational Woman of the Year award (2018).
Pearl’s focus remains on finding and developing the most impactful technological breakthroughs through research and development projects and hands-on patient care. She continues to personally oversee ATC’s neuro-rehabilitative programs and carry a caseload of complex clients.
Outside the clinic, Pearl revels in family time and playing with her grandchildren.