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Andrew Pipe, C.M., M.D., LL.D., D.Sc.
Medical Director
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Dr. Andrew Pipe, born in Nottingham , England and a graduate of Queen’s University, is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa with appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and the Division of Cardiac Surgery.  He is the Director of the Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Dr. Pipe has extensive experience in dealing with issues relating to the prevention of cardiovascular disease and has a particular interest in tobacco addiction and tobacco control and cardiovascular responses to physical activity.  He was the founding Chair of Physicians for a Smoke-free Canada and was made an honourary life member of the Canadian Council on Smoking and Health in 1989.  In addition to his advocacy for effective tobacco control, Dr. Pipe has been deeply involved in encouraging physical activity at all levels.  He currently chairs the Physical Activity and Health Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and also serves as Honourary Chair of Active Healthy Kids Canada.

In addition to his regular clinical, teaching and research responsibilities Dr. Pipe has been extensively involved in sport and sport medicine for many years.  A physician at six Olympic Games, Dr. Pipe served as the Chief Medical Officer to Canada ’s l992 Olympic Team in Barcelona and was Supervising Physician of the Basketball Competitions at the Athens Olympics.  He has been the team physician for Canada ’s National Men’s Basketball Team for twenty-seven years and has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for the 2006 Commonwealth Games to be held in Melbourne , Australia .  A former president of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, Dr. Pipe is a Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine.  He was recently named President-elect of Commonwealth Games Canada.

In l989 following the report of a Royal Commission Dr. Pipe was asked to lead in the development of the Canadian Centre for Drug-free Sport and served as its first chair; he continues to serve as the Chair Emeritus and Medical Science Adviser of the expanded organization now known as the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.  Vice-President of the FIBA (Federation Internationale de Basketball) Medical Commission, Dr. Pipe continues to be involved at the international level in a number of areas.  He serves as Chair of the FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur) Doping Control Review Board and is a member of the International Tennis Anti-Doping Panel.  Dr. Pipe is a member of a number of committees addressing sport medicine and doping issues internationally.  In addition he serves as a member of the University Council and the Board of Trustees at Queen’s University in Kingston , Canada .

Dr. Pipe is frequently consulted and quoted on issues relating to drug use in sport, physical activity and health, and tobacco use and control.

In 1999 he was awarded the Bryce Taylor Memorial Award for “outstanding volunteer leadership to the Canadian sport community”; he was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame later that year.  Dr. Pipe is the first Canadian to have received the Sport Medicine Award of the International Olympic Committee and is a recipient of both the Canada 125 Medal and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.  Dr. Pipe was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2002.

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