Medical Director of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Minto Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"Athletes are now competing on an Olympic stage. Some performances may be suspect and proven to be illegitimate. But the overwhelming majority of athletes will compete fairly and cleanly. Sadly, their accomplishments are sometimes overshadowed by the debased conduct of a minority. Athletes from Canada and from other countries are the product of sport systems that work tirelessly to address the doping scourge.
Antidoping programs in an Olympic setting ensure fair play
and maintain public trust. A concern for drug use in community sport is equally important; the implications of such behaviour compel thoughtful, strategic interventions to ensure sporting integrity and public health."
Cowritten with Paul C. Hébert, MD, "Doping, Sport and the Community," Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), Aug. 12, 2008
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Medical Director, Minto Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and the Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa
President, Commonwealth Games Association of Canada
Honorary Life Member, Canadian Council on Smoking and Health, 1989-present
Team Physician, Canada's National Men's Basketball Team, 1978-present
Member, Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame
Recipient, "Sport, Health and Wellbeing" award, International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Recipient, Doctor of Laws (LLD) Honorary Degree, Queen's University
Recipient, Doctor of Science (DSc) Honorary Degree, Brock University
Recipient, Doctor of Science (DSc) Honorary Degree, University of Guelph
Named to the Order of Canada (Canada's highest civilian honors), 2002
Recipient, Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
Chief Medical Officer, Canada's Summer Olympic Team, Barcelona, Spain, 1992
Former Chairman, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
Former Chairman, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport