Sports Medicine Physicians
Dr. Michael Clarfield | Physician, Toronto
Dr. Michael Clarfield is the Director of The Sports Medicine Specialists. He graduated from The University of Toronto in 1980. He was the first physician to practice full time Sports Medicine in Toronto. His dream was to establish a high quality one stop Sports Medicine clinic which finally opened in 1991. It is now the largest Sport Medicine Clinic in Canada.
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Dr. Ivy Cheng | Physician, Toronto
Ivy graduated from medical school (UWO) in 1994. She completed her residency (academic emergency medicine) in 1999 and her sports medicine diploma (under Dr. Clarfield’s tutelage) in 2000. Ivy practices medicine at the SWCHSC Emergency Department and at the Sports Medicine Specialists. She is a flight physician and assistant medical director of Skyservice Lifguard. She has also volunteered as a ship physician for Peregrine Adventures: Arctic and Antarctic voyages. She is also the medical advisor for Outward Bound, Eastern Division. Read more about Dr. Cheng >>
Dr. Sheldon Cheskes MD CCFP (EM), FCFP, Emergency Medicine | Brampton
Dr. Sheldon Cheskes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine at the University Of Toronto having graduated in 1984. He is currently the Medical Director for the Sunnybrook Centre for Pre Hospital Medicine for the Regions of Peel and Halton. He was formerly the Deputy Chief, Emergency Medicine, Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton Ontario from 1989-2006. He is currently the CO Principal Investigator for the Toronto Site of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium and has a research appointment as a collaborating investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michaels Hospital, University of Toronto. His research areas of interest are cardiac arrest resuscitation and prehospital systems of STEMI care.
Dr. David Lowe | Physician, Toronto
Dr Lowe was the first physician to complete a one year comprehensive Sport Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He spent over ten years as the Team Physician at Ryerson University and was also on staff at the University of Toronto’s Sport Medicine Clinic for eight years. Dr Lowe has done event coverage for university, major junior and Canada’s women’s national hockey team, as well as professional basketball, tennis, lacrosse and figure skating events. His personal sports experience includes hockey, lacrosse, football and rugby.
David Kazdan | Physician, Brampton
Dr. David Kazdan is a Consultant in Sports Medicine at The Sports Medicine Specialists and High Performance Specialists in Brampton, Ontario. Dr. Kazdan graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1987. Prior to that, he obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Microbiology and Anthropology, graduating with Distinction. Following medical school, he completed an internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Read more about David Kazdan>>
Gary Abraham | Physician, Brampton
Dr. Abraham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1990 with a Degree in Medicine. Prior to attending medical school, he completed a Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. His subspecialties were Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine. In 1994, he obtained his Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. At present, he is on staff at William Osler Health Centre in Brampton where he practices both Family and Sports Medicine. He is also the Director for The Sports Medicine Specialists, Brampton location.
He has a special interest in looking after hockey players and presently is the Team Physician for the Brampton Battalion, OHL Jr. A hockey team. He is also the author of the book called “Kids’ Hockey. The Parent’s Guide”. This book was published in 2000 and sold over 30,000 copies across North America. It is endorsed both by Hockey Canada and the Ontario Minor Hockey Association.
Mark Leung | Sports Physician
Dr. Mark Leung completed his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario before coming to the University of Toronto for family medicine residency, where he trained at North York General Hospital and received his medical license. He then completed the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto, and received his diploma in sports medicine. Mark has since completed a master's degree in family and community medicine, with particular interest in teaching and mentoring residents with interest in sports medicine.
A team physician for the Varsity Blues, Mark has travelled as team physician for Canada Basketball, and worked as physician at the Whistler Sliding Centre in the 2010 Winter Olympics. He has also been chief medical officer for Skate Canada International and worked with the Toronto FC Academy soccer teams. Mark is an avid golf and basketball player.
Hemen P. Shukla, MD, MASc, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med.
Family Physician/Primary Care Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Shukla completed a Fellowship in Sport Medicine through the University of Toronto in 2007. He then received a Diploma of Sport Medicine through the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine in July 2008. He currently practices Primary Care Sport Medicine at the Sports Medicine Specialists in Toronto. He is the Varsity Physician at Humber College and one of the Varsity Physicians at York University. He also practices as a Family Physician at Women’s College Hospital, and is a Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has served as the Team Physician to various national teams at a variety of international competitions and was fortunate to work at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Dr. Anna Davenport | Sports Medicine Physician, Toronto
Dr. Davenport graduated medical school in 1986. She received her diploma in Sports Medicine in 2008. Dr. Davenport practises in both family and sports medicine, and is an endurance athlete.
Dr. Julia Hamilton | Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Julia Hamilton graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto and completed a fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine there as well. Dr. Hamilton is a member of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine as well as the American College of Sports Medicine. She works with a wide range of professional, elite and amateur athletes and has travelled as the team physician with the Canadian under 16 women’s national basketball team as well as the Canadian under 17 women’s national soccer team.
Dr. Hamilton is an avid squash player and continues to compete at the provincial and national level.