Welcome to Stop Falls Clinic

StopFalls CANADA is a combined neurology, otolaryngology and audiology multidisciplinary clinic in the evaluation, investigation, treatment and management of patients with dizziness and balance problems.

When patients see a multidisciplinary team, it helps get them back on their feet faster. At StopFalls CANADA we take the time to listen, to find answers and to provide you the best care. Dizziness and balance difficulties are symptoms of another problem. The first thing we should do is attempt to find out the underlying cause. You should have medical examination with special attention given to checking for problems that can be associated with balance difficulties. Balance is controlled through signals to the brain from your eyes, the inner ear, and the sensory systems of the body such as the skin, muscles, and joints. Neurologist, Otolaryngologist, and Audiologist play important roles in this process. Identifying the possibility of a serious neurologic and/or ear disorder causing dizziness and vertigo is a top priority. Treatment depends upon the etiology (cause), of course.

Our Team

Alma Smitheringale, MB, M.ED., FRCSC

As an Associated Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto, Pediatric Otolaryngologist for fifteen years in the Hospital for Sick Children and active staff surgeon at North York General Hospital since 1997, Dr. Smitheringale brings exceptional skill and experience to StopFalls team.
• School: University of London, England
• Otolaryngology Residency: University of Toronto
• Fellowship: Boston’s Children’s Medical Centre, Harvard University 1982
• Masters of Medical Education 1996<
• Chairs of Undergraduate Medical Education in Otolaryngology.

University of Toronto for ten years
• Author of L.M.C.C. Handbook of Otolaryngology 1991, several book chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals
• Tutor for Foundations of Medical Practice, University of Toronto, 1996- Present.

Alma Smitheringale

Daryoush Gharghi, MD, MSc, FRCPC.

His great experiences as a Neurologist, Epileptologist, and clinical Neurophysiologist in the university hospitals, his deep knowledge comply with balance disorders, his related research background; Dr. Gharghi is truly a right person to realize the belief that getting it right first time. This means more than getting the diagnosis right, it means finding out what the patient hopes for and expects from treatment. His abilities as a scientist and futurist are the key factors for StopFalls CANADA success.

Daryoush Gharghi

Layla Safinia, MD, FRCPC.

She brings passion and expertise to StopFalls clinic within the area of Neurology. Dr. Safinia has completed internal medicine and neurology residency and neuromuscular fellowship at university of Toronto. She is double board certified in both internal medicine and neurology. She is a fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Canada, a fellow of Canadian Society of Clinical neurophysiologists and a Diplomat of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a staff neurologist at William Osler Health System and Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.


Mohammad Mosleh, MSc, AuD, Doctor of Audiology

After many years of hard work, as the founder and CEO of StopFallsCANADA, and also as a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), Mohammad believes that the combination of the knowledge of both audiology and management provides particular vision to services quality and he has extensive experience in both of them. As a Doctor of Audiology graduated from University of Florida, years of practice in a variety of clinical settings, and familiarity with the challenges faced by the people who suffer from balance and hearing disorders, he is dedicated to improving the lives of all our patients by helping them reconnect to the world and stand on their own feet.

Mohammad Mosleh

Alex Osborn MD, PhD, FRCSC

Dr. Osborn was born in Montreal and received his medical degree and PhD in Human and Molecular Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tx. He completed his surgical internship and his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, also at Baylor, and completed his Paediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto. Alex is calm, caring and listens to his patients. He never rushes anyone and will provide extremely focused care for each and every person. Dr. Osborn is Board Certified in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He offers treatment for hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo.

Dr. Alex Osborn

Sandra Sinayuk MClSc, Audiologist

Sandra is an audiologist working mostly out of our downtown location. She completed her master of clinical science (MClSc) degree in Audiology at the university of Western Ontario following an undergraduate degree in Biology at York University. She takes pride in doing the best that she can for her patients and enjoys working with a variety patients of all ages and cultures. Sandra is fluent in both English and Russian, and understands Ukrainian. Not only does Sandra want to assist individuals struggling with auditory concerns, she values providing care to improve the quality of life of those suffering from dizziness and vertigo. She is very compassionate and humorous with her patients. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, and trying new recipes.

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