Our Team


Dr. Aslam Khan (Founder, Chief Scientist)

  • Dr. Khan has been practicing since 1991 with a research focus in pain management and rehabilitation, anti-aging, and hormonal intervention to prevent spinal and neurological degeneration and deterioration.
  • Founder and President (former) of the International Centre of the Spine
  • Founder of Optima Health Solutions and KKT International

Dirk Hall (CEO)

  • Mr. Hall has over 20 years experience in finance, investing and working with entrepreneurial management teams to build high growth companies.
  • Head of Investments, Verus International (family office)
  • Managing Director, Prodos Capital Management (private equity)
  • VP, Citigroup Investments Technology Ventures ($450MM invested in technology and medical devices)
  • Citigroup Investment Banking (health care)
  • Harvard Business School (MBA); New York University (BS)

KKT Medical Teams

The KKT Medical Teams collaborate with a global network of medical specialists locally and in Canada in order to provide each patient with a customized chronic pain treatment plan.  KKT’s Medical Teams are comprised of leading  physicians in the areas of orthopedic surgery, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, chiropractors and general practitioners.

Research Program

The KKT Research Program is focused globally on revolutionizing health care for the treatment of chronic pain through clinical research and practice to design unified clinical protocols and development of innovative treatment technologies through collaboration with global specialists such as medical doctors, scientists, engineers and specialists in multiple disciplines.  Over the last 15 years, KKT’s research efforts have been undertaken in collaboration with the following medical doctors, scientists, engineers and other specialists:

Dr. Aslam Khan, DC– Founder

Dr. Anne Flanagan,  Ph.D. – Technology Strategist and Patent Agent. Associate Professor, Biotechnology, University of Alberta (retired), National Science and Engineering Post Doctoral Fellow in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, KKT International

Mayar Abbasi, M.Eng. – Center for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, IT and Research Specialist, KKT International

Dr. Qui Guixing, M.D.- Founder and past president for Chinese Orthopaedic Association and Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, PUMC Hospital, China

Dr. Saleem Bashir, M.D., FCPS-  Orthopedics College of Physicians and Surgeons Medical Director, KKT International

Dr. Omar Salem Al-Ameri,  MBBS, MPH,Ph.D(Hospital Administration)-KKT UAE

Dr. Med. Andreas Venninger, Dr. med. Specialist in Orthopaedic, KKT International Germany

(Brigadier) Dr. Aida Doughan, Specialist Rehabilitation and Rheumatology, KKT International, Jordan

Dr. Zhihong Wu, Professor of Department of Orthopedics, Deputy Director of Laboratory, Peking Union Medical College Hospital– KKT International China

Dr. Li,  Senior Consultant, The Armed General Police Hospital, Beijing China, KKT International, China

Dr. Geoffrey Thor Desmoulin,  Ph.D.- Registered Kinesiologist, President and Senior Engineer GTD Engineering

Dr. Nikolai Bogduk, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.- Newcastle Bone and Joint Institute, University of New Castle, Australia

Dr. Edward J. Park, Ph. D. Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

Dr. Christopher J. Hunter, Ph.D.- P.Eng., University of Calgary, Alberta

Mr. Ian Bercovitz, Director for Statistical Consulting Service, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

Dr. Frank Ferrie, Ph.D., Professor  and Head of Department at the Center for Intelligence Machines, McGill University, Montreal, QC