Last updated on: 12/29/2008 | Author:

Andrew Pipe, MD Biography

Medical Director of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Minto Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre
Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs 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 behavior 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

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
  • MD, Queen’s University, 1974
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