NeuroDevNet's Dr. Michael Fehlings receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

March 27, 2013

 NeuroDevNet's Associate Scientific Director, Dr. Michael Fehlings, received the Diamond Jubilee medal in acknowledgement of his groud-breaking work in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as spinal cord injury and disease. The award was presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Dr. Fehlings on March 19 in the Prime Minister's Parliament Hill office.

Dr. Fehlings was  nominated for the award by the Minister of State, the Honourable Stephen Fletcher, for his significant contributions and achievements in stem cell, basic science and clinical research, as a world leading academic mentoring the next generation of neurosurgeons, and for the life-saving care and treatment he provides as a spinal neurosurgeon.

Dr. Fehlings received his MD and PhD from the University of Toronto. He previously undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at NYU Medical Centre, before joining the Neurosurgical Staff at the Toronto Western Hospital.