Sport & Exercise Medicine Physicians

Dr. Benjamin Greidanus

What is your role at the GSSMC? 

 Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician

Do you hold any positions outside the clinic?

  • Family Physician
  • Orthopedic Hospitalist Physician
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

What is your main area of practice?

Sport and exercise medicine (CCFP - SEM, CASEM - Dip. Sports Med)

What did you study and where?

  • Post Graduate Residency Enhanced Skills Program (Sport and Exercise Medicine). University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. (2016-2017)
  • Post Graduate Residency in Family Medicine. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. (2014-2016)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD). University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, HI, USA .(2010-2014)
  • Master of Arts (History). University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. (2005-2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. (2000-2004)

Do you have any specific research interests & publications?

 Publications:

  • “Geographical Maldistribution of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Physicians in Hawaii”. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health, April, 2012. 
  • “Investigating the Joys and Challenges of Rural Medicine: A Student Perspective”. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health, January, 2012. 

Accepted Publications: 

  • “The Utility of Sport Medicine Physicians in and Orthopedic Triage Program”. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Prospective publishing date: 2017-2018. 

Conference Poster Presentations: 

  • “The Utility of Sport Medicine Physicians in and Orthopedic Triage Program”. Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Mont Tremblant, QC. March 3, 2017. 
  • “The Utility of Sport Medicine Physicians in and Orthopedic Triage Program”. Annual Scientific Assembly, Alberta College of Family Physicians, Banff, AB. March 3, 2017. 
  • ”Rural Exposure in Medical School: The Answer to a Crisis in Rural Medicine?”. Hawaii Academy of Family Physicians, Honolulu, HI. February 25, 2012.
  • “Investigating the Joys and Challenges of Rural Medicine: A Student Perspective”. American College of Physicians, Kaneohe, Hawaii. January 7, 2012. 

Do you work specific days/hours?

Wednesdays

Are you affiliated with any teams?

During training I was affiliated with the University of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team and Edmonton Huskies Football Team. I am not currently affiliated with a team, but occasionally fill in games for my colleagues when they are away. 

What is your favourite way to stay active?

Running, hockey, biking.