Retirement Announcement: Dr. Khadry Galil

Dear ACB Colleagues:

It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to formally announce that Dr. Khadry Galil is retiring as of July 1, 2019.

Trained as a periodontist, Dr. Galil also holds a Ph.D. and a degree in oral & maxillofacial surgery and has been a long-standing, dedicated member of the Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Orthodontics and Periodontics at Schulich. Dr. Galil has made significant contributions to research, education, and clinical/academic service throughout his academic career. Notably, Dr. Galil is recognized among Western’s “51 Firsts” for his work in the 1980s; whereby he led a team that promoted, advanced and expanded a surgical glue from a liquid derivative of cyanoacrylate that is now used worldwide for everything from emergency medicine and blocking aneurysms, to clamping large blood vessels and periodontology. Dr. Galil is also the first Canadian African Egyptian, and only dentist, to be featured on Western's "51 Firsts."

Dr. Galil is also a beloved and dedicated educator, and received Western’s DSS Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership in Dentistry, a national award given by the Association of the Canadian Faculties of Dentistry. Dr. Galil has been the recipient of Western’s University Student Council Honour Roll a total of 19 times, and has served on >239 graduate thesis advisory and examination committees. Recently, Dr. Galil designed and produced the first Oral Histology and Embryology app in the world; called DGOHE+ (Dr. Galil Oral Histology and Embryology).

On behalf of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Galil for all of his contributions, and to congratulate him on an impressive academic career. Warm wishes for a fulfilling retirement and wherever life takes you next!

We will have a formal celebration of Dr. Galil’s accomplishments and retirement in late summer/early fall (details to follow). In the meantime, we look forward to seeing him around the Department as a Professor Emeritus for the balance of the summer while he completes his work with his current summer students.

Best regards,


Alison L. Allan, PhD
Chair, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Professor and Faculty Scholar, Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Oncology

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
Senior Oncology Scientist and Director, Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational
Breast Cancer Research Unit