Dr. Robert Teasell honoured

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has named Dr. Robart Teasell to be the 2012 McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professor. This year's theme is Pain Medicine.

Dr. Teasell is a professor and acting chair-chief of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. His is also the medical director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Hospital.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada established the prestigious McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professorship in 1960. The professorship commemorates the outstanding contributions to surgical science of Dr. William Edward Gallie of Toronto, who died in September 1959. Dr. Gallie is a former Professor of surgery and dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto; he was a close friend of Colonel R. Samuel McLaughlin, founder of the McLaughlin Foundation.

McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professors are selected by an awards committee and may be selected from any country in the world. The professorship is supported each year by a $10,000 grant made to the Royal College Educational Endowment Fund from the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation. The visiting professor will spend up to one week at each of two Canadian faculties of medicine. They participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and in the exchange of ideas with the staff, the researchers and the undergraduate and postgraduate students.