Dr. Jack Taunton MSc, MD, DIPL Sports Med (CASM)

Dr Jack Taunton is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. He has a clinical practice in sports medicine at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre which he co‐founded. He is very involved in clinical and exercise medicine research with a keen interest in overuse injuries and injury prevention. He has been very involved in two prospective concussion studies for the duration of an ice hockey season. Dr Taunton was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He was the CMO for Canada at the Sydney Olympics, two Pan American and two World Student Games. Dr Taunton works with distance runners, cyclists, triathletes and other athletes both as doctor and coach. He was the Women’s Team Physician and Association Coordinating Physician for Field Hockey Canada for over 25 years. Dr Taunton was the Team Physician for the Vancouver Grizzlies NBA Team during its time in Vancouver. He has been a competitive runner, completing over 60 marathons. He continues to run and race and he cycles and enjoys cross country skiing.

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