DR. ELIZABETH PRINGLE
Dr. Elizabeth (“Beth”) Pringle earned her MD at the University of Alberta and, after a brief stint as a family physician, pursued residency training in internal medicine at the University of Calgary, and neurology residency at the University of Western Ontario in London. She did a fellowship in MS clinical trials in London, followed by a neuromuscular/EMG fellowship at the New England Medical Center in Boston. She joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 1994. Her clinical focus is on neuromuscular disorders, particularly myasthenia gravis and primary lateral sclerosis.
She is actively involved with the work of the University of Ottawa stem cell research group as it pertains to the treatment of immune-mediated neuromuscular disease and was part of the first-ever stem cell transplant for the treatment of myasthenia gravis. She has been very active in medical education throughout her career and is a past graduate of U of O’s Distinguished Teachers Program. She still lectures and tutors in Neurology and shares her passion for the History of Medicine as part of the welcome lectures for incoming medical students each year.