CNS Alumnus Appointed to Order of Canada

CNS Alumnus and former faculty member Dr. Thomas E. Feasby has been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Dr. Feasby received his MD degree from the University of Manitoba, before completing his Neurology residency training at Western. Upon completing a research fellowship at the Institute of Neurology in London, UK, and training in health services research at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California and UCLA, Dr. Feasby joined the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences as a member of the teaching faculty. 

Dr. Feasby eventually left Wester to join the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary. He founded the Calgary Stroke Program, modeling it after Western's program, and the Calgary Neuromuscular and ALS Clinics and served as the Head of the Calgary Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences from 1992-2002. His early research focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of nerve diseases, especially Guillain-Barré Syndrome.  His current research is in health services, specifically the quality, appropriateness and overuse of medical interventions.  His research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  He has published over 100 scientific research papers as well as op-ed articles in leading Canadian newspapers.  He was Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Capital Health in Edmonton and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta from 2003-07.  He served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary from 2007-2012.  He currently serves on the Boards of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Institute for Public Health.

Dr. Feasby joins Dr. Charles G. Drake, Dr. Henry J. Barnett, Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, and Dr. Warren Blume as CNS faculty members who have achieved this great honour. Congratualtions to Dr. Feasby on this accomplishment.