Christine Novak, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at Toronto Rehab and a Research Associate at the Toronto Western Hospital Hand Clinic at the University Health Network. Dr. Novak has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Hand Surgery and is currently on the Council of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Hand Surgery, HAND and Physiotherapy Canada. Her research has focused on clinical outcomes and assessment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, particularly nerve injury and compression. She has over 120 peer review publications, 30 book chapters and numerous national and international presentations. Her physiotherapy clinical practice has focused on patients with nerve related pathologies.