Dr. Michael G. Fehlings

Dr. Michael G. Fehlings


Dr. Michael G. Fehlings, Krembil Chair in Neural Repair & Regeneration, Director of the University of Toronto Neuroscience Program, Medical Director of the Krembil Neuroscience Center and Head of Spinal Program, Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration, a Scientist at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and a McLaughlin Scholar in Molecular Medicine.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Various awards include the Gold Medal in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (1996), the Lister Award in Surgical Research (2006), the Leon Wiltse Award and the Olivecrona Award (the top award internationally for neurosurgeons and neuroscientists awarded by the Nobel Institute at the Karolinska Institute) for his contributions in CNS injury repair and regeneration (2009).

Dr. Fehlings combines an active clinical practice in complex spinal surgery with a translationally oriented research program focused on discovering novel treatments for spinal cord injury.

This is reflected by the publication of close to 500 peer-reviewed articles chiefly in the area of spinal cord injury and complex spinal surgery. 

Dr. Fehlings received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1983, and his Ph.D. in 1989 from UoT in the Institute of Medical Sciences for his work on experimental spinal cord injury.