Dr. Jack Taunton

Dr.Jack Taunton is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has a clinical practice in sports medicine at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre where he was the director for over 25 years after co-founding the Centre in 1979. Thirty years ago he co-founded Sportmed BC while president of the Sports Medicine Council of Canada. He is very involved in clinical and exercise medicine research with a keen interest in overuse injuries, injury prevention and concussions in sport.Dr. Taunton is the Director of Sports Medicine for Fortius Sport and Health. He is on the board of directors of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. He was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and CMO for Canada at the Sydney Olympics, two Pan American and two World Student Games.