Colin H. Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology


Dr. Colin Chalk reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Chalk began his career at the Mayo Clinic, where he completed his residency in neurology in 1990 and earned the Henry W. Woltman award for superior performance in clinical neurology. Since then, McGill University has named him Teacher of the Year three times and has added him to the Faculty Honor List for Educational Excellence. In addition, Dr. Chalk serves on the faculty of McGill University as an Associate Member of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and is an Associate Physician in Neurological Medicine at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Chalk has focused much of his study on significant nerve disorders such as peripheral neuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and demyelinating diseases. He has been on the editorial board for Seminars in Neurology and is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous medical and scientific journals, such as Neurology and the Canadian Journal of Neurological Science. Dr. Chalk is an Associate Professor with the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University in Montreal.

Education and Training

MD: McGill University, Montreal, QC, 1984

Internship: St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, 1984–1985

Residency in Internal Medicine: St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 1985–1986

Residency in Neurology: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1986–1988

Senior Registrar and Clinical Lecturer in Neurology: Radcliffe Infirmary (University of Oxford), Oxford, England, 1988–1989

Resident in Neurology: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1989–1990

Fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Diseases: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1990–1991


Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Neurology)

Academic Appointments

McGill University, Montreal, QC:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery Faculty of Medicine
  • Associate Member, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Faculty of Medicine
  • Chair, Faculty of Medicine, 1998–present
  • Director, Neurology Residency Training Programme, 1995–2002
  • Chief Tutor, Unit 6 Nervous System and Special Sense, Faculty of Medicine, 1995–1998

Financial Disclosure

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This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Current as of: August 23, 2013