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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. Sara Forsyth | SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

​​​​Dr. Sara Forsyth is a Sport Medicine Physician at Fortius. 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Education

  • Masters of Science, University of British Columbia (The effect of exercise on platelets in a platelet rich plasma preparation)

  • Sports Medicine Diploma, UBC Sports Medicine Fellowship (CASEM)

  • CCFP, UBC Family Practice Residency

  • MD, University of British Columbia Medical School

  • Bachelor of Science (Biopsychology), University of British Columbia

Athletic History

  • Multiple time Ironman and Half Ironman Canada finisher: 2011 to present

  • 2nd Place BC Criterium Championships 2004

  • Multiple marathon and half marathon finishes - including Boston Marathon 2017​

Areas of Special Interest

  • Female Athlete Triad, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

  • Female athlete health and endocrinology and bone health

  • Track and Field, Cross Country and Road Running injury prevention and management​

  • Triathlete health and Endurance performance optimization

  • Eating disorders and disordered eating

  • Paediatric obesity and associated metabolic syndrome ​

Professional Affiliations

  • ​BC Medical Association

  • Canadian Medical Association

  • Canadian Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine

  • ​​American College of Sports Medicine 

  • Canadian College of Family Physicians

  • Female Athlete Triad Coalition​