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Dr. ​Renée El-Gabalawy

Dr. El-Gabalawy is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Clinical Health Psychology and Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She also holds secondary adjunct appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology (Fort Garry Campus).

As a Vanier Scholar, she received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 2015 under the co-supervision of Drs. Corey Mackenzie (Psychology) and Jitender Sareen (Psychiatry). She also completed a predoctoral research fellowship supported by a CIHR Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement at Yale University under the supervision of Dr. Robert Pietrzak. Before joining the faculty at the University of Manitoba, Dr. El-Gabalawy completed her Clinical Psychology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston Consortium) with a behavioural medicine and civilian trauma emphasis.

Her research focuses on 1) how psychological factors impact surgical outcomes, and 2) understanding the relationship between psychological health and chronic pain conditions, particularly inflammatory conditions. 


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