Sport & Exercise Medicine Physicians

Dr. Dhiren Naidu

What is your role at the GSSMC?

Consulting Physiatrist and Sport Medicine Consultant

Do you hold any positions outside the clinic?

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the UofA.  I also work at HealthPointe Medical Centre, a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal clinic specializing in chronic injury.

What is your clinical speciality?

My clinical specialties are sports, spine, acute and chronic musculoskeletal injury.  I am an advocate or the multidisciplinary model of treatment.

What did you study and where?

I received a medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999.  In 2004, I completed my Royal College specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry).  In 2005, I completed a fellowship in Sport Medicine and trained to do x-ray guided spine and joint injections.

Do you have any specific research interests & publications?

My academic interests include undergraduate and resident teaching and collaborative research in concussion

Do you work specific days/hours?

Monday afternoons

Are you affiliated with any teams?

I am currently a team physician with the Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Eskimos and with the University of Alberta Golden Bears Football Team.  I have been an International Classifier with the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CP-ISRA), a branch of the Paralympics.  

What is your favourite way to stay active?  

I stay active in the summer on the lake at our family cabin and I love going to the gym!