William K. Ovalle, PhD is director of Histology in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He was born in Panama, and graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a BS in Biology. Dr. Ovalle went on to receive his doctoral degree from Temple University School of Medicine, also in Philadelphia. He was awarded a predoctoral traineeship in Anatomy from the National Institutes of Health and was elected to membership in Sigma Xi.
Dr. Ovalle later became a Muscular Dystrophy Association postdoctoral fellow, and trained for two years in the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. In 1972, he joined the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, rapidly ascending the ranks to full professor. He has taught gross human anatomy, histology, and neuroanatomy to medical and dental students and surgical residents. In addition, he has been director of Medical/Dental Histology at UBC since 1977.
Dr. Ovalle is co-author of Netter’s Essential Histology, 2nd Edition.
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