Dr. John Douglas Salmon Jr dies in Toronto at 60


Dr. John Douglas Salmon

Dr. John Douglas Salmon Jr owner of Synergy Integrated Assessments died on June 16 2021 at his home in Toronto. Salmon whose grandparents came to Canada  in 1912 and 1918 from Jamaica, suffered from a long term cognitive  illness for the last five years died at home.

Dr. Salmon held a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling and a doctorate specializing in rehabilitation and neuro-psychology. He was the author and co-author of numerous rehabilitation assessment and outcome evaluation instruments.

Dr. Salmon has held senior clinical and administrative positions overseeing brain injury, psychological and complex injury rehabilitation services. He has been a recognized DAC (Catastrophic Impairment, Medical/ Rehabilitation, Disability, Residual Earning Capacity) examiner and has also been on the graduate research staff with the University Centre for International Rehabilitation (Michigan State University). His multidisciplinary private practice consults widely to public and private rehabilitation clinics, agencies and case management firms for the purposes

Dr. John Douglas Salmon mother Beverly and brother Warren in better times

Salmon leaves to mourn his wife Susan three children,Tyler, Jordan and Sierra, mother and ex city consular Beverly Salmon, brother Warren sisters Leslie and Heather .

His late father Dr John Douglas Salmon was Canada’s first black surgeon,  He graduated from University of Toronto School of Medicine in 1955 and, after interning at Toronto Western Hospital, joined the Scarborough Centenary Hospital’s general surgical staff in 1967. He went on to become president of Centenary’s medical staff and was appointed chief of general surgery. He was the first black person in Canada to hold such positions.