Dana El-Mughayyar, B.Sc. Biology Psychology
Clinical Trials Lead
Dana El-Mughayyar, Clinical Trials Lead of Canada East Spine Centre completed her BSc. in Biology Psychology and is currently undergoing her Master of Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr.Hebert. She developed CESC's Volunteer Mentorship Program offered to undergraduate and graduate students, now run by Jill Kearney. El-Mughayyar is leading both trials of CESC, "Elucidating the effects of a prehabilitation program on spinal surgery candidates with cardiac comorbidities: A randomized controlled trial" and "Effects of Intra-Operative Ropivaciane® Epidural Injection on Post-Operative Outcomes Following Elective Lumbar Fusion: A double blinded randomized controlled trial". El-Mughayyar is also a member on the Neurosciences Network and the local accreditation team of Acute Spinal Cord Injury at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She has peer-reviewed over 12 manuscripts for the Global Spine Journal and continues to be an active member of the scientific community. El-Mughayyar is keen on working on the continual improvement of spine surgery patient outcomes. Outside of CESC, El-Mughayyar also participates as one of the writers for the Atlantic Student Research Journal, Mentor at UNB, and a contributor for editions of the Canadian Spine Society Newsletter – Spinal Columns.