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Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.

Physicians & Specialists

​​​​​​​We're proud that Fortius Sport & Health has attracted some of the leading names in sport and exercise medicine, working together as a fully integrated practitioner team. Our Fortius team works in tandem with our senior leadership and management to ensure integration, collaboration and innovation on multiple fronts.

 Our Team



Dr. Sara Forsyth | SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE PHYSICIAN<p>​​​​​Dr. Sara Forsyth is the Co-Director of Sport Medicine​ and a Sport Medicine Physician at Fortiu​s. She received her M.D. from the University of British Columbia back in 2002 and her Sport Medicine Diploma in 2008. In 2012 she earned her Masters of Science from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Forsyth has worked at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre where she has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities. She is interested in the area of female athlete health and endocrinology as well as bone health and running and triathlete health.</p><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><h2>Education</h2><ul><li><p>Masters of Science, University of British Columbia (The effect of exercise on platelets in a platelet rich plasma preparation)</p></li><li><p>Sports Medicine Diploma, UBC Sports Medicine Fellowship (CASEM)</p></li><li><p>CCFP, UBC Family Practice Residency</p></li><li><p>MD, University of British Columbia Medical School</p></li><li><p>Bachelor of Science (Biopsychology), University of British Columbia</p></li></ul><h2>Athletic History</h2><ul><li><p>Multiple time Ironman and Half Ironman Canada finisher: 2011 to present</p><p></p></li><li><p></p><p>2nd Place BC Criterium Championships 2004</p></li><li><p>Multiple marathon and half marathon finishes - including Boston Marathon 2017​</p></li></ul><h2>Areas of Special Interest</h2><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p>Female Athlete Triad, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport<br></p></li><li><p>Female athlete health and endocrinology and bone health<br></p></li><li><p>Track and Field, Cross Country and Road Running injury prevention and management​<br></p></li><li><p>Triathlete health and Endurance performance optimization<br></p></li><li><p>Eating disorders and disordered eating<br></p></li><li><p>Paediatric obesity and associated metabolic syndrome ​<br></p></li></ul><h2>Professional Affiliations</h2><p></p><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p>​BC Medical Association<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Medical Association<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>​​American College of Sports Medicine <br></p></li><li><p>Canadian College of Family Physicians<br></p></li><li><p>Female Athlete Triad Coalition​<br></p></li></ul>
Dr. Jordan Leith | Orthopaedic Surgeon<p>​​Dr. Jordan Leith joins the integrated practitioner team at Fortius Sport & Health as the Co-Director of Sport Medicine  and Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr. Leith is a clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia. He is the Director of the Fellowship program for Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Knee. He is actively involved as an Instructor of Arthroscopy courses for Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Leith is an active Staff Member of the Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals. He also performs surgery at Cambie Surgery Center. His practice involves Advanced Sub-specialized Arthroscopic Reconstruction for disorders of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and knee. He is also involved with several professional, university and national Olympic teams as a Consultant. Dr. Leith has been treating athletes of all ages and abilities since 2000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><h2>Education: </h2><ul><li><p>M.Sc., Applied Physiology, UHS/The Chicago Medical School</p></li><li><p>MD, University of British Columbia</p></li><li><p>Resident, Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia</p></li><li><p>Fellowship, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center</p></li><li><p>Fellowship, Sports Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center</p></li><li><p>MHSc., Health Care & Epidemiology, University of British Columbia</p></li></ul><h2>Athletic History: </h2><ul><li><p>UBC Football 1983-1987</p></li><li><p>Captain UBC Football 1987</p></li><li><p>All Canadian Defensive Back CIS 1987</p></li><li><p>Presidents Trophy Conference Finalist 1987</p></li><li><p>UBC Football National Champions 1986</p></li><li><p>1987 Draft Pick of Montreal Alouettes</p></li><li><p>Main sports activities at present include hockey, golf, tennis, skiing</p></li></ul><h2>Client CV: </h2><ul><li><p>Canadian Men's National Basketball Team (2000-2004)</p></li><li><p>Canadian Women's Softball Team (2000-2004)</p></li><li><p>BC Lions, CFL (2004-2006)        </p></li><li><p>Vancouver Canucks, NHL (2002-present)</p></li><li><p>National Sports Centre of Greater Vancouver (2000-present)</p></li><li><p>CASM Dip Sports Med</p></li></ul><h2>Professional Highlights: </h2><ul><li><p>Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (1999)</p></li><li><p>Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (2007)</p></li></ul><h2>Research/Academic Interests: </h2><ul><li><p>Clinical Outcomes of Surgical reconstructions</p></li><li><p>Epidemiology of Sports related injuries​</p></li></ul>
Dr. Timothy Doty<p>​​Dr. Tim Doty graduated from the University of British Columbia School of Medicine in 2006 after which he spent the next few years in rural communities practicing Family and Emergency Medicine. Passionate about sport, Dr. Doty was a part of the Medical team at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, serving as the Manager of Medical Services for BC Place. He has provided medical coverage for Western Hockey League players and high altitude climbers and is currently working with the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team ​​. ​ </p><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><h2>Education</h2><div><ul><li><p>Certificate of the College of Family Practice of Canada (CCFP)</p></li><li><p>Rural Family Practice Residency, University of Calgary</p></li><li><p>MD, University of British Columbia</p></li><li><p>B.Sc., Integrated Sciences, University of British Columbia</p></li><li><p>Professional Firefighting, Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Quebec</p></li></ul></div><h2>Roots</h2><div><ul><li><p>Mountaineering</p></li><li><p>Kayaking</p></li><li><p>Triathlon</p></li></ul></div><h2>Client CV</h2><div><ul><li><p>Industrial athletes, Firefighters</p></li><li><p>Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL</p></li><li><p>Rural communities</p></li><li><p>Olympic athletes</p></li></ul></div><h2>Professional Highlights</h2><div><ul><li><p>Manager, Medical Services (BC Place), Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games</p></li><li><p>Staff Physician, Qikiqtani Regional Hospital, Iqaluit, Nunavut</p></li><li><p>Rapattack Firefighter, BC Forest Service Rapattack, Salmon Arm, BC</p></li><li><p>Professional Firefighter, Westmount Fire Department, Montreal, Quebec</p></li><li><p>Physician, Fortius Sport & Health</p></li></ul></div><h2>Research Interests</h2><ul><li><p>Preventative health care</p></li><li><p>Altitude and wilderness medicine</p></li></ul>
Dr. Tommy Gerschman | Pediatric Rheumatologist<p>​​​​​​​Dr. Tommy Gerschman is the Clinical Research Chair​ and a Pediatric Rheumatologist with Special Interest in Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine. As part of the integrated practitioner team at Fortius Sport & Health, he leads an experienced team of Physicians.  Dr. Gerschman received his M.D. from the University of British Columbia and is a board-certified Pediatric Rheumatologist. He holds an MSc with Distinction in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health from the University College of London (UK). His area of interest is applying the principles of Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology to a wide-range of kids; from aspiring athletes, to children in recreational sport, and to children with chronic diseases. Dr. Gerschman has spent time during his training working in Sydney, Australia at the Children's Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine and in London (UK) both the Institute of Sport, Exercise, and Health and also Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Dr. Gerschman has also worked collaboratively with Calgary's Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre on examining risk factors for concussions. </p><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><h2>Education</h2><p></p><ul><li><p>M.Sc. with Distinction, Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health, University College of London (UK)<br></p></li><li><p>Pediatric Rheumatology Residency, University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>Pediatrics Residency, University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>M.D., University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>B.Sc. (Honours), Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia​<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><h2>Athletic Roots</h2><p></p><ul><li><p>Skiing<br></p></li><li><p>Jogging (completed BMO Vancouver Marathon May 2014)<br></p></li><li><p>Ultimate​<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><h2>Client CV</h2><ul><li><p>Hundreds of children across Western Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba) with musculoskeletal complaints. Treating children ranging from those with chronic rheumatic diseases, aspiring athletes, and those with chronic pain.</p></li><li><p>Provincial and national level youth athletes in sports including soccer, ice hockey, ringette, lacrosse, swimming, trampolining, dance, and more.</p></li></ul><h2>Professional Highlights</h2><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p>Pediatric Rheumatologist, Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary<br></p></li><li><p>Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC</p></li><li><p>Present Chair, Athletics and Recreation Committee, Doctors of BC</p></li><li><p>Present Member, Council on Health Economics & Policy, Doctors of BC</p></li><li><p>Honorary Fellow (Rheumatology), Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia</p></li><li><p>Honorary Clinical Fellow (Pediatric Emergency), KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore​</p></li></ul><p></p><h2>Research Interests</h2><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p>Pediatric Sports Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>Concussion Risk Factors in Youth Sports<br></p></li><li><p>Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and its Impact on Athletes<br></p></li><li><p>Effect of Exercise on Chronic Disease<br></p></li><li><p>Pediatric Sport and Exercise Program Development​<br></p></li></ul><p></p><h2>Professional Affiliations</h2><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p>Fellow (Dual Certified Pediatrics and Rheumatology), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada<br></p></li><li><p>Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia </p></li><li><p>Clinical Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary​<br></p></li><li><p>Doctors of BC (formerly known as BC Medical Association)<br></p></li><li><p>Doctors of BC Section of Sport and Exercise Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Medical Association<br></p></li><li><p>American College of Rheumatology<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Rheumatology Association<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Pediatric Society​<br></p></li></ul><p></p>
Dr. Parth Lodhia | Orthopaedic Surgeon<p>​​Dr. Parth Lodhia joins the team at Fortius Sport & Health as an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr. Lodhia has special interest in joint preservation surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee. He is active in clinical outcomes research for hip arthroscopy and has spoken at multiple national and international conventions. He is an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and is committed to surgical innovation in joint preservation. He has served as a team physician in numerous professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams and enjoys treating athletes of all demographics.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p><h2 style="text-align:left;">​<br>Education​</h2><ul><li><p>2014 – 2015                Chicago Comprehensive Hip Fellowship - American Hip Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago<br></p></li><li><p>2012 – 2013               Sports Medicine Fellowship - Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>2007 – 2012               Orthopedic Surgery Residency - Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia (UBC)<br></p></li><li><p>2003 – 2007               Doctor of Medicine Degree, Faculty of Medicine, UBC<br></p></li><li><p>2000 – 2003               Bachelor of Science Degree, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science, UBC<br><br></p></li></ul><h2>Professional Society Memberships​</h2><ul><li><p>2015 – Present            Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America<br></p></li><li><p>2015 – Present            Member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy<br></p></li><li><p>2012 – Present            Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada<br></p></li><li><p>2012 – Present            Member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>2010 – Present            Member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association<br></p></li></ul><p> </p><h2>Team Affiliations​</h2><ul><li><p>2016                     ​​             World Rugby Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby Certification,  <br>                                     Match Day Physician, World Rugby Sevens Series, Vancouver, BC, Canada</p></li><li><p>2014 – 2015                Assistant Team Physician for WNBA Chicago Sky & Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL, USA<br></p></li><li><p>2012 – 2013                Assistant Team Physician<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>                                               - NFL Houston Texans</p><p></p><p></p><p>                                               - MLB Houston Astros</p><p></p><p></p><p>                                               - NBA Houston Rockets</p><p></p><p></p><p>                                               - NCAA University of Houston Cougars</p><p></p><p></p><p>                                               - Katy High School, Katy, TX, USA</p><h2><br>Research Interests</h2><ul><li><p>Clinical outcomes of hip arthroscopy<br></p></li><li><p>Cost effectiveness of surgical interventions<br></p></li></ul><br><h2>Publications</h2><a href="">Publications on PubMed</a><p></p>
Dr. Najam Mian | Physiatrist and Pain Medicine<p>​​Dr. Najam Mian joins the team at Fortius Sport & Health as a Physiatrist and Pain Medicine Subspecialist. He is triple-certified in Sports Medicine, Pain Medicine, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry).</p><p>A native of Edmonton, he completed a degree in Honors Pharmacology and medical school at the University of Alberta. This was followed by 7 years of residency training at the University of Toronto. After successfully certifying as a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist (Physiatrist) through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) in 2016, he was selected as an inaugural trainee in the 2-year Pain Medicine subspecialty residency program in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto. He successfully wrote the RCPSC Pain Medicine Subspecialty examination then graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018. </p><p>Through the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine (CASEM), he has obtained the Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine (2016) and has taken multiple sports medicine courses. He is an advocate of the initiative "Exercise is Medicine" and gave the first ever lecture to University of Toronto medical students on this topic in 2017. His clinical expertise is in performing precise, image-guided, non-surgical procedures to facilitate engagement in movement-based rehabilitation programs.  </p><p> </p><h2>Education</h2><ul><li><p>Bachelor of Science, Honors Pharmacology, University of Alberta, 2003 – 2007<br></p></li><li><p>Doctor of Medicine, University of Alberta, 2007 – 2011<br></p></li><li><p>Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program, University of Toronto, 2011 – 2016<br></p></li><li><p>Pain Medicine Subspecialty Residency Program, University of Toronto, 2016 – 2018<br></p></li></ul><h2>Certification</h2><ul><li><p>Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine, 2016<br></p></li><li><p>FRCPC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2016<br></p></li><li><p>FRCPC Pain Medicine, 2018<br></p></li></ul><h2>Sports Medicine Coverage</h2><ul><li><p>Invictus Games<br></p></li><li><p>North American Indigenous Games<br></p></li><li><p>Wheelchair Basketball Canada<br></p></li><li><p>Mississauga Steelheads<br></p></li><li><p>Pan American & Parapan American Games<br></p></li><li><p>National Hockey League Scouting Combine<br></p></li></ul><h2>Active Professional Memberships</h2><ul><li><p>Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) <br></p></li><li><p>American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) <br></p></li><li><p>Spine Intervention Society (SIS) <br></p></li><li><p>American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) <br></p></li><li><p>International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) <br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Medical Association (CMA) <br></p></li></ul><h2>Academic/ Research Interests</h2><ul><li><p>Image-guided (Fluoroscopic/ Sonographic) Procedures<br></p></li><li><p>Regenerative Medicine Techniques<br></p></li><li><p>Hockey-related Injuries <br></p></li><li><p>Opioid Reduction Strategies<br></p></li><li><p>Treatment of Disc-related Injuries​<br></p></li></ul>
Dr. Rebecca Skillen<p>​Dr. Rebecca Skillen joins Fortius Sport & Health as a Sport Medicine Physician.  She received her MD from McMaster University and completed her fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Allan McGavin Sport Medicine Centre at UBC.  She has a MSc in exercise physiology from the University of California, and worked as an exercise physiologist prior to entering medicine.  Dr. Skillen is the team physician for the UBC women's rugby team and a sessional lecturer in the school of kinesiology at UBC.  She has worked with the Canadian Women's U17 and U20 soccer teams. </p><p> </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><h2>Education</h2><ul><li><p>Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine, University of British Columbia, 2014<br></p></li><li><p>Residency in Family Medicine, University of British Columbia, 2013<br></p></li><li><p>Doctor of Medicine, McMaster University, 2011<br></p></li><li><p>Master of Science (Exercise Physiology), University of California, Davis, 2006<br></p></li><li><p>Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), University of Western Ontario, 2003<br></p></li></ul><p> </p><h2>Athletic History</h2><ul><li><p>Rugby<br></p></li><li><p>Soccer<br></p></li><li><p>Sailing<br></p></li></ul><p> </p><h2>Professional Affiliations</h2><ul><li><p>Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)<br></p></li><li><p>American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)<br></p></li><li><p>College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)<br></p></li><li><p>British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA)<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Medical Association (CMA)​<br></p></li></ul>
Dr. Bill Mackie<p>​​Dr. Bill Mackie joins the Fortius Institute as a Sport Medicine Physician.​ He started at UBC in Physical Education then transferred to the University of Michigan graduating with a B.Sc. in Physical Education "Magna Cum Laude", entered graduate school at U of M for a M.Sc. in Education, Physiology of Exercise, and finally UBC Medical School, graduating in 1976.</p><p>In 1977 he began practice in both Family Medicine and Sport Medicine in Victoria and coaching gymnastics at UVic. After 8 years, he moved to Vancouver in similar roles, becoming involved in the BC Gymnastics Association and later its President, as well as serving 3 years on the Board of Sport BC. </p><p>In 1989 Dr. Mackie was elected as delegate for Vancouver in the BC Medical Association (BCMA), and in 2008 became President. Through BCMA, Dr. Mackie provided a voice for promoting improved physical activity, especially for youth. He advocated for safety measures in sport and recreation such as mandatory bicycle helmets. As BCMA rep to the Directorate of Agencies for School Health, he promoted increased health education in curriculums, health school programs and improved health services. </p><p>Dr. Mackie became President of DASH in 1993. He has also taught extensively in UBC Medical School, Department of Family Practice and is a Clinical Professor at UBC Faculty of Medicine.​ </p><p>He provided sport medicine coverage for many sporting events and was active in forming the Section of Sport Medicine within BCMA and served as President. He has been a Member of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine for about 30 years and will be recognized as Canadian Community Sport Medicine ​Physician of the Year at 2010 CASM Meeting in June in Toronto. ​ Dr. Bill Mackie was a member of Collegiate National Championship team in Canada and the USA and a member of the Canadian Olympic Gymnastics team in Munich 1972.</p><h2>Education</h2><p></p><ul><li><p>​Bachelor of Science"Magna cum Laude", University of Michigan <br></p></li><li><p>Master of Science (Educ.), University of Michigan<br></p></li><li><p>MD, University of British Columbia ​<br></p></li></ul><h2>Roots</h2><p></p><ul><li><p>Gymnastics ​<br></p></li></ul><h2>Professional Highlights </h2><ul><li><p>President BC Medical Association (2008)<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Community Sport Medicine Physician of the Year recognized by Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (2009)</p></li></ul><h2>Research Interests</h2><ul><li><p>Patellofemoral Syndrome ​<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p><span style="color:#b6d30c;font-family:"kulturista medium", arial, sans-serif;font-size:1.46em;line-height:1.4;">Professional Affiliatio</span><span style="color:#b6d30c;font-family:"kulturista medium", arial, sans-serif;font-size:1.46em;line-height:1.4;">ns​</span></p><ul><li><p>Doctors of BC (formerly BCMA)    <br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>Board of Directors, Physiotherapy Association of BC.<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Medical Association MD/MP program of the Political Action Committee<br></p></li></ul>
Dr. Simon Moore | Health Performance Optimization<p>​​​​Dr. Simon Moore is a graduate of UBC's medical school and Family Practice residency, and has completed additional training in Global Health. He has practiced family medicine across Canada in BC, NWT, and Ontario, in both urban and rural settings. He is frequently involved in teaching medical students and resident physicians as a UBC Clinical Assistant Professor, and has also delivered presentations by invitation at multiple medical conferences. Dr. Moore is a course director in Family Practice for Year 1 & 2 medical students at the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and is the co-founder of The Review Course in Family Medicine.</p><p> </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><h2>Education </h2><ul><li><p>MD, University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>Resident, Family Practice, University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>Fellowship, Global Health, University of British Columbia<br></p></li></ul><p>​ </p><h2>Athletic History</h2><ul><li><p>Skiing</p></li><li><p>Running (10k, half marathon, and marathon)<br></p></li></ul><p>​ </p><h2>Client CV </h2><ul><li><p>Event medicine - Ironman Triathlon, Special Olympics, Music festivals<br></p></li><li><p>Rural medicine<br></p></li><li><p>Urban family practice<br></p></li><li><p>Disaster medicine (Haiti)<br></p></li><li><p>Global Health (Haiti, Nigeria, Malawi, Canada)<br></p></li><li><p>Course Director, University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia<br></p></li></ul><h2>Research/Academic Interests </h2><ul><li><p>Medical education<br></p></li><li><p>Effective lecturing<br></p></li><li><p>Patient safety<br></p></li></ul>
Dr. Tanya Cabrita | Physiatrist<p>​​Dr. Tanya Cabrita joins Fortius as a Physiatry specialist and Sports medicine physician. She has a unique combination of training, skills and experience blending innovative expertise in spine, sports and pain medicine. She chose Physiatry as she has passion and enthusiasm to help patients make positive changes in their lives.  Dr. Cabrita’s focus is on wellness, lifelong activity, injury prevention and athletic performance. Her clinical practice includes musculoskeletal, spine and sport injuries, arthritis and pain conditions, sport concussions, preventative health and wellness medicine. She has advanced training in diagnostic ultrasound, peripheral joint and tendon injections and procedures including regenerative therapies and electrodiagnostic testing. </p><p>Dr. Cabrita completed her undergraduate degree in Integrated Sciences at UBC and medical school in London, England. She did residency training in both Family Medicine; 2 years and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 3 years. She then completed advanced Fellowship training in Sports Medicine.  She is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with added qualification in Sports Medicine.</p><p>Dr. Cabrita is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the community and encouraging exercise as medicine. She enjoys an active lifestyle and has extensive experience providing medical coverage for several high schools, universities, community teams and organizations of all athletic abilities including professional throughout the years.​</p><p><br></p><h2>E​ducation​​​:</h2><ul><li><p>Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation<br></p></li><li><p>Qualification of Sports Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>Fellowship, Sports Medicine, University of Kansas.<br></p></li><li><p>Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Emory University.<br></p></li><li><p>Residency, Family Medicine, Atlanta Medical Center.<br></p></li><li><p>MD, Doctor of Medicine, St. Christopher's College of Medicine, London, England.<br></p></li><li><p>Bachelor of Sciences, Honors, Integrated Sciences, University of British Columbia<br><br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><h2>Professional Highlights:</h2><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p>Current Licensure in Medicine and Surgery College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC, Washington, Georgia. <br></p></li><li><p>Physiatry and Sport Medicine Specialist, Fortius Sport and Health and UBC Allan McGavin Sports Centre<br></p></li><li><p>Former practice EvergreenHealth Sport and Spine Care, Kirkland, Washington<br></p></li><li><p>Former Contractor for Veteran Evaluation Services and CenseoHealth<br></p></li><li><p>EvergreenHealth Sport and Safety Advisory Board<br></p></li><li><p>SafeKids Eastside Coalition<br></p></li><li><p>Medical Director for CrossFire Premiere Soccer Tournament  U9-19<br></p></li><li><p>Yahoo Canada- Performance Enhancing Drug Interview<br></p></li><li><p>KING 5 News/New Day Northwest: Concussion Interview<br></p></li><li><p>KOMO/KVI Radio Talks<br></p></li><li><p>Case presentations ACSM, AMSSM, AAPM&R, AAP<br></p></li><li><p>Book Chapters: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference Series<br></p></li><li><p>Publications: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>Rehab in Review Journal, Author and Editor<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p><br></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><h2>Client CV:</h2><ul><li><p>Juanita HS Football, Kirkland WA<br></p></li><li><p>Wichita Wingnuts Professional: American Association of Independent Baseball<br></p></li><li><p>Wichita Wings-Professional: Major Indoor Soccer League<br></p></li><li><p>Wichita Thunder-Minor League-Central Hockey League<br></p></li><li><p>Wichita State University NCAA Div 1, MBB, WBB, WVB, XC/Track, BB, SB, Golf, Tennis, Dance, Cheer<br></p></li><li><p>Newman University NCAA Div 2 MS, WS, MBB, WBB, WVB, SB, XC/TRK, Golf, Tennis, Wrestling, Cheer<br></p></li><li><p>Atlanta Silverbacks Coed Soccer, Atlanta Men's League BB</p></li><li><p>Medical coverage: Combat Games Mixed Martial Arts, Seattle Mist Women's Football, Women's NBA, Atlanta Dream, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai, Georgia Fighters, Atlanta  Publix Georgia Marathon and Atlanta Special Olympics.</p></li></ul><p>​ </p><h2>Research/Academic Interests: ​</h2><ul><li><p>Musculoskeletal/Spine/Sports Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>Sport Concussion Management​<br></p></li><li><p>MSK Ultrasound and procedures<br></p></li><li><p>Athletic Performance<br></p></li><li><p>Preventative Health<br></p></li><li><p>Regenerative Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>Wellness Medicine<br></p></li></ul><p> </p><h2>Professional affiliations:</h2><ul><li><p>Clinical Instructor, Department of PM&R, University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>Doctors of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>Doctors of BC Section of Sport and Exercise Medicine<br></p></li><li><p>BC Concussion Advisory Network<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Medical Association<br></p></li><li><p>Association of Academic Physiatrists<br></p></li><li><p>American Academy of PM&R (AAPMR)​​<br></p></li><li><p>American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)<br></p></li><li><p>American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)<br></p></li><li><p>American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)<br></p></li></ul><p> </p><h2>Additional training:</h2><ul><li><p>Musculoskeletal Ultrasound<br></p></li><li><p>Advanced Team Physician<br></p></li><li><p>Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)<br></p></li><li><p>Basic Life Support (BLS)<br></p></li></ul><p><br></p><p><br></p>​
Dr. Catherine Ho | Physiatrist (On Mat Leave)<p>​​​​​Dr. Catherine Ho joins the integrated practitioner team at Fortius Sport & Health as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician (Physiatrist) specializing in Sports Medicine.</p><p>Dr. Ho studied nutrition and dietetics at the University of British Columbia. She completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 2010. She then went on to complete her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto in 2015. She is board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) as well as the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has done additional training in electrodiagnostic medicine and is certified by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN) in Electromyography (EMG).  She has also obtained her Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Canadian Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and her Certificate in Performance Arts Medicine by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Performance Arts Medicine Association (PAMA).  </p><p>Dr. Ho has worked at Providence Healthcare, a rehabilitation hospital in Toronto. She was involved in the musculoskeletal, amputee and stroke rehabilitation programs. Dr. Ho has extensive expertise in sports and performance arts medicine, orthotics and prosthetics, spasticity management (eg. botulinum toxin injections), and electrodiagnostic testing.  </p><p>Dr. Ho is passionate about helping people of all ages and abilities optimize their function and live a healthy lifestyle. She is an advocate for exercise as medicine and injury prevention. She enjoys staying active running marathons, kickboxing and playing basketball. Dr. Ho has a background in performance arts and obtained her Associate Diplomat in Piano Performance (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). She has provided medical coverage at various sporting events including the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games 2015. Dr. Ho is very excited to join the team at Fortius and continue expanding the performance arts and para-athletes programs.</p><p> </p><h2>Education</h2><ul><li><p>Doctor of Medicine, University of British Columbia </p></li><li><p>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, University of Toronto </p></li><li><p>Diploma in Electromyography (EMG), Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologist (CSCN)</p></li><li><p>Diploma in Sports Medicine, Canadian Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)</p></li><li><p>Certificate in Performance Arts Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Performance Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)</p></li><li><p>Associate Diplomat in Piano Performance (ARCT), Royal Conservatory of Music</p></li></ul><h2>Professional Highlights</h2><ul><li><p>Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, University of Toronto (2013-2014)</p></li><li><p>Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto</p></li><li><p>Examiner, Center for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad </p></li><li><p>Examiner, Orthotics and Prosthetics Canada Examiner</p></li><li><p>Speaker, Canadian Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation </p></li><li><p>Sports Medicine Physician, Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games 2015</p></li><li><p>Medical Volunteer, Medical Aid Project and Medical Missions International</p></li><li><p>Mentor, Women in Medicine</p></li><li><p>Publications in Spinal Cord, Pain Management, Canadian Family Physician</p></li><li><p>Postgraduate Medical Trainee Leadership Award, University of Toronto</p></li></ul><h2>Research Interests</h2><ul><li><p>Para-athlete medicine</p></li><li><p>Performance arts medicine</p></li><li><p>Exercise as medicine</p></li><li><p>Injury prevention</p></li><li><p>Peripheral nerve injuries</p></li><li><p>Spasticity management</p></li><li><p>Prosthetics and Orthotics</p></li></ul><h2>Professional Affiliations​</h2><ul><li><p>Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada (RCPSC)</p></li><li><p>American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)</p></li><li><p>Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPMR)</p></li><li><p>Canadian Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)</p></li><li><p>Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA)</p></li><li><p>Canadian Medical Association (CMA)</p></li></ul><p> </p>
Dr. Heather Wray<p>​​​Dr. Heather Wray is a primary care sport & exercise medicine physician at the Fortius Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Health Physiology and practiced as an exercise physiologist prior to entering the profession of medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2010, and subsequently completed both her Family Medicine Residency and Sport & Exercise Medicine Fellowship in at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wray sees patients of any age and athletic level. Her specialty interests include endurance sport, soccer, and dance medicine. She has provided medical coverage at a variety of athletic events, including the Pan Am Games, Penticton Ironman, FIFA Women’s World Cup, and National Ballet performances. Dr. Wray also has a keen public health interest in the relationship between our built environment and community wellness. </p><p><br></p><h2>Education </h2><ul><li><p>Sport and Exercise Medicine Enhanced Skills Program (Fellowship), Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Toronto <br></p></li><li><p>Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Toronto <br></p></li><li><p>Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary <br></p></li><li><p>Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Exercise and Health Physiology, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary <br><br></p></li></ul><h2>Certifications <br></h2><ul><li><p>Certificate of Added Competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine, College of Family Physicians of Canada <br></p></li><li><p>Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) <br></p></li><li><p>Certificant of the College of Family Practice of Canada <br><br></p></li></ul><p></p><h2>Research/Academic Interests </h2><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p>Preventative Medicine <br></p></li><li><p>Built Environment / Active Transportation / Healthy Urban Planning <br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><h2><br>Professional Affiliations <br></h2><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p>Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine <br></p></li><li><p>College of Family Physicians of Canada <br></p></li><li><p>College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia <br></p></li><li><p>Doctors of BC <br></p></li><li><p>Canadian Medical Association <br></p></li><li><p>College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario <br></p></li><li><p>Ontario Medical Association​<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p>