Dr. Tom Feasby
- MD Doctor of Medicine, University of Manitoba, 1969
- LMCC – Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada
- FRCSC – Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Canada – Neurology
Dr. Tom Feasby was Dean of Medicine at the University of Calgary from 2007 to 2012. He received an MD from the University of Manitoba and trained in Neurology at the Western University, with further training at the Institute of Neurology in London, UK, RAND Corporation, and UCLA. He was Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region from 1992-2002 where he founded the Calgary Stroke Program and the Neuromuscular and ALS Clinics. 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 - 2007.
Dr. Feasby now serves on the Boards of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada as well as the Strategic Advisory Board of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. He previously chaired the Board of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. His past research focused on diseases of peripheral nerves and he made major contributions to the understanding and treatment of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. His current research focuses on quality, appropriateness and overuse of medical interventions. His work has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and other agencies. He has published over 100 scientific papers as well as op-ed articles in leading Canadian newspapers. In 2013 he was awarded an honourary Doctor of Science degree by Western University and in 2014 received the Medal for Distinguished Service from the Alberta Medical Association. In 2016, he received a Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award. In 2017, he was named to the Order of Canada.