Dr. N. G. Mohtadi, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), Dip Sport Med
Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi is the Director of the Sport Medicine Centre, as well as a member of the International Society for Arthroscopy of the Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. He is a past president (2002-2006) of the Joint Orthopaedic Initiative for National Trials of the Shoulder (JOINTS Canada) and the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. He is on the editorial boards of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Physician and Sports Medicine and the Journal of Sportorthopädie-Sporttraumatologie.
Dr. Mohtadi took a year off of his medical career to play professional tennis culminating at Wimbledon in 1982. He completed his medical internship at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC and went on to complete his postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Calgary, receiving his FRCSC in 1987.
Dr. Mohtadi pursued subspecialty training in Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital followed by further fellowship training at the University of Western Ontario with Drs. Peter Fowler and Richard Hawkins in 1988-89. He received an Alberta Heritage Foundation Clinical Fellowship award to pursue a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University in 1989-1990 under the supervision of Dr Gordon Guyatt. In 1990 he received the Diploma in Sport Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. He joined Foothills Hospital Calgary in 1991 and has been at the Peter Lougheed Hospital since 1996.
In addition, Dr. Mohtadi continues to make significant research contributions that can be classified into three areas: 1) Randomized Clinical Trials 2) Outcome Measure Development and 3) Health Services Research.