Dr. Joachim Kapalanga, MD, MSc, PhD Western University

Dr. Joachim Kapalanga is a Physician-Scientist and an Educator who has held faculty and leadership positions in various institutions and organizations. Dr. Kapalanga was educated at Yale University, the State University of New York, Queens University, McMaster University and at the University of Guelph.

Dr. Kapalanga is Professor (Adj) of Pediatrics at Schulich School of Medicine and South Western Ontario Academic Health Network-Research Group, and faculty with the South Western Ontario Medical Education Network/Schulich School of Medicine/Western University. He is also faculty at McMaster University.  He is a Research Group member of the South Western Ontario Academic Health Network (SWAHN)/Schulich School of Medicine at Western University.

Dr. Kapalanga is Chief of Pediatrics Grey Bruce Health Services, Ontario and Consultant Pediatrician and Medical Geneticist Summerside Medical Centre (SSMC), Prince Edward Island (PEI).  He is a Visiting Professor, Gulu University. In 2007 Dr. Kapalanga was appointed Associate Professor and Head Division of Medical Genetics at Upstate Medical University/State University of New York (SUNY). Between 2002 to 2007 Dr. Kapalanga was Assistant Professor and Member Prince Edward Island Health Research Institute/University of Prince Edward Island.

Between 2003 to 2007, he was also chairman of the Perinatal Committee SSMC/Prince County Hospital, head of the PEI Newborn Screening Program and PEI Representative at the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Round table. Between 2008 to 2011 He was appointed to Council, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island. He was also Lecturer at Dalhousie University between 2007 to 2010. Between 1998 to 2011 Dr Kapalanga was a Clinical Instructor in Genetics at Yale University and between 1995 to 1998 Assistant Clinical Instructor in pathology and pediatrics at SUNY, Brooklyn. Dr Kapalanga obtained an MSc degree in Human Genetics from the University of Guelph, a PhD degree in medical genetics from Queen’s University. He subsequently did a postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University. He also did residency training in pathology at SUNY Health Sciences Centre/Kings County Hospital and University Hospital, Brooklyn, residency training in pediatrics at SUNY/Maimonides Medical Center, a postdoctoral fellowship and residency at Yale University.

Dr. Kapalanga is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and an Associate Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Genetics. Dr. Kapalanga is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Human Genetics, FACE Research Roundtable, Canadian Congenital Anomalies Network Surveillance Network, Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association and founding member of the African Society of Human Genetics,.  Dr. Kapalanga’s current scholarly and research pursuits are in neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral genetics, in the emerging field of epigenetics and in cancer genetics.  He espouses multidisciplinary, multicenter and international research.

Epigenetics, Neurogenetics, neurodevelopmental science and research