Fatemeh Shomal Zadeh

Ph.D. Candidate

Email: fatemeh.shomalzadeh [at] mail [dot] utoronto [dot] ca

Supervisor: Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare (co-supervised with Kei Masani)

Research Interests:

  • Chronic Pain

  • Machine Learning

  • Rehabilitation

  • Finite Element Modeling

  • Image Processing


Fatemeh is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She received her master's degree (M.Eng.) from the University of Toronto, Institute of Biomedical Engineering in 2019. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics from the Science & Research University of Tehran, Iran in 2017. Her bachelor’s thesis focused on the evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis vertebrae using the Finite Element Method (FEM). She is passionate about signal processing and ultrasound imaging evaluation of myofascial pain syndrome, and chronic muscle pain. Her research in the Q-PAIN lab focuses on analyzing pain algorithms and identifying a pathway to localize trigger points and quantify their properties.


Best Poster Presentation (Clinical Stream), Toronto Biomedical Conference (ToBE) 2021, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto