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Our Mission

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

 Our Team

Dr. Bruce Forster

A key member of the sport medical advisory team behind Fortius Sport & Health, Dr. Bruce Forster is Professor and Head of the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia, Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Vancouver Coastal Region, and Director of Medical Imaging at Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals. He is the Chairman of Radiology at UBC Hospital and School of Medicine and served as Director of Diagnostic Imaging for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He is an associate of Canada Diagnostic Centres. As an Associate Member of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, he has been involved in the clinical, education and research aspects of sports imaging for 17 years. Dr. Forster is Associate Editor of the journals 'Radiology' and 'British Journal of Sports Medicine', and is on the Honorary Editorial Board of 'Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine'. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 90 educational exhibits. Dr. Forster has served as President of the Pacific Northwest Radiology Society and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Radiologists.

 

Education: 

  • M.D., University of British Columbia

  • FRCP, University of British Columbia

 

Athletic History: 

  • Former National Level C squash player

  • Middle distance runner for 35 years

  • Downhill Skier

 

Client CV: 

  • Thousands of athletes and active-living clients at UBC & VGH Hospitals and Canada Diagnostic Centres

 

Professional Highlights: 

  • Director of Diagnostic Imaging for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics/Paralympics Games

  • Chairman of Radiology at UBC Hospital & School of Medicine

  • Member of Sport Medical Advisory Board, Fortius Sport & Health

 

Research/Academic Interests: 

  • MRI of central nervous and musculoskeletal system

  • Functional MRI and MR angiography

  • MR Spectroscopy