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 teams and events have you worked with?

  • Co-Team Physician, MacEwan University Men’s Hockey Team, U Sport (2018-present)
  • Co-Varsity Sports Medicine Physician, MacEwan University, U Sport (2018-Present)
  • Team Canada Physician for FIS Alpine World Cup event - Women’s Downhill and Super G.  Lake Louise, AB (December 2022)
  • Co-Chief Medical Officer, IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Edmonton, AB (August 2022)
  • Co-Team Physician, University of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team, U Sport (July 2016-June 2017)
  • Co-Team Physician, Edmonton Huskies Football Team, CJFL (July 2016-December 2016)
  • Event coverage, Volleyball Canada Youth National Tournament, Edmonton, AB (May 2022)
  • Event coverage, Canadian National Team Rugby Tournament, Edmonton, AB (June 2017)
  • Event coverage, Para-Alpine North American Championships, Kimberly, BC (February 2017)
  • Event coverage, University of Alberta men’s and women's wrestling tournament, Edmonton, AB (January 2017)
  • Event coverage, President’s Cup Lacrosse Tournament, Leduc, AB (August 2016)
  • Event coverage, Alberta Summer Games, Leduc, AB (July 2016)

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 work specific days/hours?


What is your favourite way to stay active?

Running, hockey, biking, downhill skiing