Dr. Francois Louw is a GP Anesthetist, Emergency Medicine Physician (CCFP (EM)), Fellow of the College of Family Physicians (FCFP), Advanced Diplomate in Interventional Pain Management (CAPM), and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia of Family Practice, in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Louw also served as President of the Canadian Association of Orthopedic Medicine.
Dr. Louw organizes and facilitates many Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events across the nation and is passionate about teaching innovative interventional pain management modalities and opioid reduction solutions to students, residents, and fellow MD colleagues. Dr. Louw also conducts research at Nelems Pain and Research Centre in Kelowna, British Columbia with research focus on regenerative treatments for osteoarthritis, diabetic neuropathy, temporalmandibular joint prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for facet arthropathy, and opioid reduction strategies, including topical analgesic therapy. Dr. Louw received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Outside of practice and research, Dr. Louw loves spending time on Lake Okanagan, hiking, playing rugby, and skiing with his family!