Dr. David C. Reid
Dr. David C. Reid is one of Canada's finest experts in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. In 1978, he was named the Canadian Orthopaedic Association's North American Travelling Fellow and the following year, he received a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and certification as a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. Subsequently, he was awarded the Lord Nuffield Scholar in Orthopaedics from Oxford University and in 1980 the University of Liverpool conferred on him a Master of Surgery degree. From 1964 onward, he consistently and generously dedicated a substantial part of his professional life to student athletes who participated in programs at the University of Alberta.
Scholar; award-winning teacher; author of numerous books, articles and publications; physiotherapist, physician and surgeon; innovator and philanthropist: Dr. Reid has been the recipient of over 30 awards. The University of Alberta is proud to have named him to the Sports Wall of Fame in 2006.
Dr. Reid founded the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Sports Therapy Division and in 1987 he co-founded the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic and was named its first and only director, to date. During his career, Dr. Reid has been the team physician for most of the Golden Bear and Panda teams. He has carried out duties as team physician for Alberta's Winter Games, Alberta's Youth Soccer team and Team Canada at the 1998 World Hockey Championships, as chief physician for the Canada Winter Games (1975) and as chief of medical operations for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. He has also served as an orthopaedic consultant for the World Cup Wrestling Championships, the World Figure Skating Championships, the World Junior Men's Basketball Championships and for the Alberta Ballet Company, the Canadian Synchronized Swimming Olympic team, the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Eskimos.
Dr. Constance Lebrun
Dr. Constance Lebrun is a professor for the Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. She is also an adjunct professor in the U of A's Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation and an adjunct professor in the U of A's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, all at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Lebrun specializes in primary care sport and exercise medicine and care of musculoskeletal and medical issues in active individuals. She has a special interest in health considerations of active females and return-to-play issues, such as concussion in sport. In 2008, she won a Founders’ Award from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) in recognition of service exemplifying “The Best in Sports Medicine." In 2010, she won a Citation Award from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Dr. Margie McNeely
Dr. Margaret (Margie) McNeely is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. She currently holds a joint appointment in the Department of Oncology (Division of Radiation Oncology) and performs clinical research in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the Cross Cancer Institute.
Dr. Terry DeFreitas
Dr. Terry Defreitas is the director of sports medicine services and clinician at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic, as well as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She is chief medical advisor for Taekwondo Canada, Edmonton Huskies football and former FC Edmonton team physician.
Dr. DeFreitas’ research interests include interdisciplinary care models, team-based care and the application of platelet rich plasma for chronic musculoskeletal injuries.