Dr Jack Taunton, one of North America’s leading sport medicine practitioners, was recently inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Dr Taunton’s work encompasses over 35 years in the field of sport medicine. Among his many accomplishments, Dr Taunton co-established Vancouver’s first sport medicine clinic, worked as a sport medicine consultant for numerous international sports events, served as chief medical officer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, functioned as team physician for a number of Vancouver sports teams, and co-founded both the Vancouver Sun Run and the Vancouver Marathon. Dr Taunton is also an active member of the Doctors of BC Athletics and Recreation Committee, a subcommittee of the Council on Health Promotion.
Through his clinical work, research, and scholarly publishing (including numerous articles in the BCMJ) Dr Taunton has pioneered the development of the sport medicine field and helped countless athletes avoid injury and enhance performance. Congratulations Dr Taunton on a well-deserved honor.
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