• Portrait of Dr. Gregory Hawryluk
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Surgery
    Health Sciences Centre, GB1-820 Sherbrook Street
    Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
    Phone: 204-787-7208
    Fax: 204-787-3851


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Dr. Hawryluk is regularly invited to speak and to teach around the world and has contributed to a number of clinical practice guidelines which set the world standard for the management of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. He serves as the medical director and chair of the medical advisory board of the Brain Trauma Foundation. His laboratory investigations have explored a theory for what may cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy and he has published numerous manuscripts advancing the clinical management of neurotrauma. He has strong academic interests in advanced neuromonitoring, refinement of treatment thresholds and clinical decision making in neurotrauma care. Dr. Hawryluk serves as an editor and reviewer for numerous journals and recently lead a world-wide effort along with Dr. Randall Chesnut from the University of Washington to develop a modern treatment algorithm for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. Dr. Hawryluk is with AO Spine and Global Neuro Faculty and he sits on the curriculum committee and board of directors of the later organization. He also sits on the consortium for spinal cord medicine steering committee of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for academic achievements such as the Murray Goldstein Award of the National Neurotrauma Society as well as humanitarian awards such as the University Health Network’s Sopman Humanitarian Award.


Dr. Gregory Hawryluk is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at UM, where his practice is focused on complex spinal surgery and the management of spine and brain trauma. Dr. Hawryluk grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta where he was designated as a Rutherford Scholar. He completed his medical school at the University of Alberta with honours in research in 2003. He then completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto. During this time he also completed a basic science PhD in neural repair and regeneration under the supervision of Dr. Michael Fehlings which examined the mechanism by which neural precursor cells augment recovery from spinal cord injury. He then went on to complete subspecialty training in the management of neurotrauma and complex spinal surgery at the University of California San Francisco under the supervision of Drs. Geoffrey Manley and Dean Chou. Dr. Hawryluk has recently returned to Canada after serving as the director of neurotrauma at the University of Utah.



  • Nominee, Dr. Clark Lowe Rich Distinguished Surgeon and Mentor Award, University of Utah (2019)
  • Sopman Humanitarian Award recipient, University Health Network, Toronto, (2012) 
  • Murray Goldstein Award, National Neurotrauma Society (2012)
  • Warren Ho Memorial Award, University of Toronto (2011)
  • Top Gun Award - American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2011)
  • Synthes Resident Neurotrauma Award, University of Toronto, (2011)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons/Synthes Spine Fellowship, University of Toronto (2010)
  • Johnson & Johnson Surgeon Scientist Fellowship, University of Toronto (2010)
  • Chisholm Memorial Fellowship, University of Toronto (2009)
  • Edward Christie Stevens Fellowship, University of Toronto (2008)
  • Medical Scientist Training Fellowship Research Award, McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, University of Toronto (2008) 

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Max Rady College of Medicine
AE101-820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada