Michael G. Fehlings MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice Chair Research
University of Toronto
Gerry and Tootsie Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and
Director of Spinal Cord Clinic
Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
Dr. Fehlings specializes in complex spinal surgery with a special interest in traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury and spine oncology. He mainly focuses on preclinical and clinical translational research related to enhancing repair and regeneration of the injured central nervous system. Dr. Fehlings leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, which is examining the application of stem cells, nanotechnology and tissue engineering strategies for spinal cord repair and regeneration. His work examining spinal cord injury and degenerative cervical myelopathy has led to numerous important findings, influencing the treatment and management of these conditions worldwide. He is also a principal investigator in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN), current Chair of the Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Forum (AOSpine International), President of the International Neurotrauma Society, past President of the Cervical Spine Research Society, and leads several international clinical research efforts.