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 SHSC Emergency Department and at the Sports Medicine Specialists. She was a flight physician and a ship physician for Arctic and Antarctic voyages in her past. Ivy is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. She completed a Masters in Mountain Medicine - researching the effects of ultraviolet radiation on a climbing expedition at Everest. She currently divides her time between practicing and doing research in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. She intermittently locums in Timmins, Ontario. She has a keen interest in wilderness medicine, and increasing collaboration between emergency and sports medicine.
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.
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. 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.
Dr. Ira Smith | Physician, Toronto
Dr. Ira Smith is a Sports Medicine physician and a graduate of the Sport Medicine Fellowship from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine and the American College of Sport Medicine. Dr. Smith was assistant team physician for the Toronto Raptors and presently team physician for the Varsity Blues hockey and rugby teams. He has also volunteered at the World Track and Field Championships and worked with the Canadian Women’s National Basketball team and the Canadian Synchronized Skating team.
Dr. Neil Dilworth | Physician, Toronto
I am a family physician who practices in sport medicine and emergency medicine.
I completed my Sport Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto. My work in sports medicine has included coverage of varsity hockey and football, the National Ballet of Canada, OHL (former Mississauga Majors), Skate Canada, National Track League, Oakville half-Marathon, National Beach Volleyball and the Toronto Football Club. I have provided assistance in care to both the CFL for combines and the NHL for their officials. I have an interest in educating future physicians on sports medicine and musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Sari Kraft | Physician, Toronto MD CCFP Dip. Sport Med
Dr. Sari Kraft completed her medical degree at the University of Ottawa, and then completed a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine, both at the University of Toronto. She has provided medical coverage for a variety of varsity, local, national, and international sport events, and has travelled internationally as a team physician with Canada Basketball. She is interested in musculoskeletal medical education, and is completing a Clinical Teacher Certificate through the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She stays active by participating in dance, gymnastics, fitness, and yoga classes.