Fackson Mwale PhD, FIOR

Fackson Mwale PhD, FIOR
Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR)

Current Appointment 

Professor Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Graduate Program Director, Experimental Surgery

Clinical Interests:

Intervertebral Discs, Cartilage & Bone

Research Interests:

Tissue Engineering of Intervertebral Disc & Cartilage

Medical School:

Not Applicable

Residency Training:

Not Applicable


University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
4 Years

Fellowship Training :

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3 Years

Research Associate
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3 Years

Current Address:

Lady Davies Institute
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Cote-St. Catherine Road, Room 602
Montréal, Québec
H3T 1E2
Tel: 514-340-8222, ext. 2948


fmwale [at] ldi.jgh.mcgill.ca


Dr. Fackson Mwale appointed Graduate Program Director in Experimental Surgery. Dr. Mwale’s primary duties and responsibilities as GPD are to manage the graduate studies programs (MSc, PhD, Diploma and Certificates), oversee the recruitment process to attract and successfully recruit excellent students, track the progress of graduate students and thesis submissions process of graduate students. He will play a critical role in assessing the learning objectives of current courses, develop new for credit courses and programs for the Division with the aim of providing world class training and education. Dr. Mwale will develop guidelines with the Associate Chair (Research) as to who may supervise graduate students and in what capacity and capture feedback and assessment on the quality of supervision. He will liaise with the various research institutes (Lady Davis, IRCM, MUHC‐RI, McGill campus) when needed to address issues of Experimental Surgery students particular to each training site. Other responsibilities include organizing and administering studentship and award competitions and annual research day. He will also oversee preparation of the academic calendar and courses as well as hold academic advisor training/refresher meetings. He will regularly review the composition of committees, their purpose and performance and propose required changes to ensure efficiency and quality. He will oversee the regular updating of the Division of Experimental Surgery website and distribute important policy and new items. Finally, he will work with the Associate Chair (Research) in allocating GEF funding as well as contribute towards administrative functioning of the Department through participation in meetings or committees related to research.


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