Undergraduate Degrees: University of Michigan 1970 BSc. Magna Cum Laude University of British Columbia 1976 M.D. Graduate Degrees: University of Michigan 1972 MSc Education, Physiology of Exercise Special Professional: Rotating Internship - Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, completed 1977 Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada 1977 Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada 1986. Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada 2002 Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine 1986 Certificant Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1987 Instructor Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1987-93 Provider Advanced Trauma Life Support 1987 Diploma in Sport Medicine, Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine 1995 Canadian Medical Assn. 2002 Leaders’ Forum, Ottawa, Ontario 2002 Physician Managers Institute (PMI) Levels 1&2 2003 Physician Managers Institute (PMI) Level 3 2008 Titles of Thesis written for Graduate Degrees: 1972 Masters Thesis University of Michigan - Mechanical Effects of Repeated Corticosteroid Injections on Tendons. Academic Awards and Distinctions: BSc. Magna Cum Laude University of Michigan 1970 Deans Honour Roll-University of Michigan 1970 Clinical Assistant Professor UBC Faculty of Medicine, Family Practice 1991 Clinical Associate Professor UBC Faculty of Medicine, Family Practice 2002 Professional Employment Record: Teaching professional or research positions: 1972 Lecturer, Lakehead University, School of Health and Physical Education 1977-85 Co-Founder Hillside Sport Medicine Clinic, Victoria 1982- 85 Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria, School of Physical Education 1982-85 Medical Staff, Student Health Service, University of Victoria 1986-89 Clinical Instructor Residency Program, Fairmont Family Practice Unit 1987-93 Emergency Room Physician, St. Vincent’s Hospital 1988-97 YMCA Sport Medicine Clinic, Vancouver, B.C. (Director 1993-97) 1991-2002 Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Family Practice 1988-2009 Medicine Staff, Student Health Service Capilano University. 1995-2009 Director of Health Service, Capilano University. 1996-2007 Sport Medicine Consultant Bentall Medicentre 1997 Founding Director North Shore Sport Medicine Clinic at Capilano Univ. 1999-2001 Sport Medicine Consultant, Workers Compensation Board of BC 1985-2009 Family Physician and Sport Medicine Consultant, Vancouver BC 2001-08 Consultant, Twin Rinks Sport Medicine, Langley, BC 2001-07 Sport Medicine Consultant, Apollo Rehab Centre, Abbotsford BC 2002-09 Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Family Practice 2002-05 Sport Medicine Consultant, Mission Oaks Medical Clinic, Mission BC. 2004-09 Sport Medicine Consultant, Canadian Back Institute Membership in Professional and Learned Societies: Phi Kappa Phi 1970 Scholastic Honorary Society Victoria Medical Society 1977-85 Vancouver Medical Association 1985-2009 BC Medical Association 1977-2009 BCMA Athletics and Recreation Committee 1985-2004 Chair BCMA Athletics and Recreation Committee 1986-2004 BCMA representative to DASH (Directorate of Agencies for School Health) 1987-98 President of DASH 1993-94 BCMA Ad Hoc Committee to Royal Commission on Education 1987 American College of Sports Medicine 1970 Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine 1986 Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine 1988-2009 College of Family Physicians of Canada 1988-2009 World Safety Association 1995 International Union for Health Promotion and Education 1989-98 BC Figure Skating Association Designated Physician 1991- Canada Winter Games Charlottetown Medical Team 1996- National Figure Skating Championships Vancouver Medical Team 1997-2007 Chair/President, Society for Clinical Preventive Health Care 1995-98 Vancouver Canadians “AAA” Baseball Team- Team Physician 1998- Medical Director Vancouver “AAA” Baseball Team 2000-2002 Team Physician Canadian Gymnastics Team to Moonsault Cup, Japan 2002 - Pacific Alliance Gymnastics Championship, Co-Director, Burnaby BC. 2002- Junior Pan American Gymnastics Championships, Team Physician, Dom. Rep. 2007- Canadian Freestyle Ski Team Physician to World Cup Event Deer Valley,Utah, USA Committees: Chair Athletics and Recreation Committee BC Medical Association 1986-2004 Chair, Quality Assurance Committee Dept. of Family Practice University Hospital UBC Site 1987-88 Chair, Quality Assurance Committee Dept. of Family Practice Vancouver General Hospital 1992-98 Grace Hospital Family Education Advisory Committee 1987-93 Bicycle Helmet Advisory Committee 1987-96 BCMA Ad Hoc Committee to Royal Commission on Education 1987-88 BCMA Representative to DASH (School Health) 1987-98 President of DASH 1993-94 Chair BCMA – Intercommittee on Anabolic Steroid Use 1989-90 BCMA Council on Health Promotion 1987-2009 Chair BCMA, Council on Health Promotion 2004-09 BCMA Board of Directors – Vice Delegate 1988-89 BCMA Board of Directors – Delegate 1989-2009 BCMA Executive 2005-09 BCMA Honorary Secretary Treasurer 2005-06 BCMA Chair of the General Assembly 2006-07 BCMA President Elect 2007 – 2008 BCMA President 2008 - 2009 BCMA Council on Health Economics and Policy 2006-07 BCMA Finance Committee 2005-09 BCMA Staffing Committee 2005-09 BCMA Governance and Nominating Committee 2008 Executive Negotiating Oversight Committee BCMA 2005-09 Province of British Columbia, Medical Services Commission, Alternate 2007 - 08 Canadian Medical Association – Delegate to General Council 1991- 2009 BCMA Representative UBC Faculty of Medicine Executive Committee 1990-93 American Academy of Family Physicians 1994-2009 BCMA Physician Supply Committee 1993 BCMA Representative to Board of BC Council for the Family 1995-97 Ministers Advisory Committee on Unintentional Injuries, later called Unintentional Injury Leadership Network 1995-2009 National Bicycle Safety Foundation Board of Directors 1995-98 Rick Hanson Institute – Neurotrauma Review Committee 1997-98 Sport BC – Board of Directors 1989-92 BC Sport Medicine Council Board of Directors 1990-94 BC Gymnastics Association 1962-2009 President BC Gymnastics Association 1990-91 President BCMA Section of Sport Medicine 1998-2002 Member BCMA Section of Sport Medicine 1998-2009 Physical Activity and Health Strategy Committee, College of Family Physicians of Canada 1998-2004 Council on Health Care and Promotion, Canadian Medical Association 2002-2006 Vice-Chair CMA Council on Health Care and Promotion 2005-06 CMA Committee on Ethics 2009 CASM Pediatrics in Sport and Exercise Medicine Committee 2004-2009 Organizing Committee International Union for Health Promotion and Education World Conference June 2007 Other Public Service: 1978 – Commonwealth Games – Team Physician 1979-80 Organizing Committee – First Royal Victoria Marathon 1980-84 Medical Consultant to Royal Victoria Marathon 1983 – Universiade Games Edmonton – Team Physician 1984 – Skate Canada Medical Co-ordinator 1984 – Labatt Brier Curling – Medical Director 1985 – Canadian Gymnastics Championship Victoria Competition Director 1987 – Ironman Canada – Medical Team 1990 – Canadian Diving Championships Medical Director 2002 Pacific Alliance Gymnastics Championships Medical Director 2006-07 – Canadian Free-style Ski Team Team Physician 2007 Province of British Columbia, Medical Services Commission Publications: -“Mechanical Properties of Rabbit Tendon After Anti-Inflammatory Steroid Injections” Medicine and Science in Sports 1974 -“Deep Vein Thrombosis in a Marathon Runner” The Physician and Sports Medicine 1983 -Backward Running for Knew Instability Presented at the Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine San Diego, California May 1984 -Child Birth Education – A Consumer’s Viewpoint Canadian Family Physician October 1986 -Joint Aspiration – Arthrocentesis Canadian Family Physician Sept. 1987 -Fitness and Spinal Cord Injuries Canadian Family Physician Aug. 1989 -The Clinical Psychologist as Consultant BC Medical Journal Jan. 1989 -The Exercise History BC Medical Journal 1989 -Anabolic Steroid Theme Issue Guest Editor BC Medical Journal July 1990 -Book Review “Health Benefits of Exercise” Canadian Family Physician May 1995 -Trampolines: More Education Required BC Medical Journal Sept. 1994 -Athletic Abuse; A Hidden Problem BC Medical Journal August 1997 -Comprehensive School Health: The Physician’s Role Canadian Medical Association Journal April 1996 -“Physical Activity in British Columbia Physicians” submitted for publication Canadian Medical Association Journal 1998 -“Getting Sports and Fitness onto the Federal Agenda” BC Medical Journal, July 2002 Personal Accomplishments: 1967-76 Canadian National Gymnastics Team 1967 Pan American Games – Member Canadian Team 1968 NCAA Gymnastics Team Champions, University of Michigan 1969 Canadian Gymnastics All Around Men’s Champion 1970 Olympic Games Munich – Member Canadian Team 1971 CIAU Canadian Men’s All Around Champion 1972 World Gymnastics Championships, Canadian Team, Varna, Bulgaria 1977-85 University of Victoria Gymnastics Coach 1980 Competitor Royal Victoria Marathon, Victoria BC 1984-90 Competitor in Short Course Triathlons 1986-91 Member UBC Masters Swim Team 1987-96 Campaign to make Bicycle Helmets Mandatory in B.C. 1990 Competitor in Vancouver International Marathon 1998 and 2009 Competitor Vancouver Sun Run 1998 Certified Level 1 and Level 11 National Coaches Certification 1999 Life Member, BC Gymnastics Association. 2001-03 Board of Directors, Omega Gymnastics Academy, Coquitlam, BC 2004 President, Omega Gymnastics Academy, Coquitlam, BC 2005 Honorary Secretary-Treasurer, British Columbia Medical Association 2008-09 President, British Columbia Medical Association
viaSport Return to Sport
As of March 11, 2022:
- Masks are no longer required.
- Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises.
- Reminder to the sport community to be respectful of people's differing comfort levels and that as we transition into this period, people may still choose to wear their mask.
As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccine will no longer be required.
- Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry.
- Additional guidance may be in place. See the Province of B.C.'s provincial restrictions page for more information.