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UHN News: ‘High battery life’ helps Dr. Alleyne lead Toronto 2015 Games

From the news item:

As a sports medicine physician, Dr. Julia Alleyne is no stranger to the importance of physical activity.

This summer, she will take on a role to care for athletes who are hoping to be at the top of their game: Dr. Alleyne will be the Chief Medical Officer of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

“Part of my motivation to be part of the Games is the legacy it will leave in Ontario for sports medicine and physical activity,” says Dr. Alleyne, who is also the physician lead for Toronto Rehab’s outpatient MSK services.

Dr. Alleyne and her team of 11 medical staff and 2,000 clinical volunteers are responsible for overseeing the Games’ medical services, ambulances, public health, and drug-testing for all of the athletes. Ontario hasn’t hosted multi-sport games since the 1920s, so Dr. Alleyne has been building the medical operations from the ground up since she started the paid, part-time role in 2011.

“Care of the athlete has been very important to me,” explains Dr. Alleyne. “I’m interested in understanding the special and unique medical needs of the athlete as they train and compete.”

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