Dr. Ron El-Hawary is currently Chief of Orthopaedics at the IWK Health Centre and is Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University. He is cross-appointed with the School of Biomedical Engineering and with the Division of Neurosurgery. He graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1994), Bachelor of Science in Medicine (1998), and Medical Doctorate (1998) all from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery (2003) and his Master of Science in Medical Biophysics (2004) from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He received further training as an Edwards Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas (2005).
Dr. El-Hawary is the head of the Canadian Paediatric Spinal Deformities Study Group, is the Paediatric representative for the Canadian Spine Society, is a core member of the Chest Wall and Spinal Deformity Study Group, and is AO Spine Faculty. He is a member of international societies, including the Scoliosis Research Society and Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and has been on several committees within these societies. In 2006, he was chosen to be a Scoliosis Research Society Dawson Traveling Fellow and, in 2010, was selected to be a Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America European Traveling Fellow. His clinical interests include the correction of spinal deformity and trauma. His research interests include early onset scoliosis clinical trials, paediatric trauma, and radiostereophotogrammetric analysis (RSA).