Please note, our location has changed to : Carleton University Ice House at 1125 Colonel By Drive

History of the Clinic

Don Johnson MD FRCS C

The Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic was first established in 1972 by Dr. Don Johnson. At this time, we were one of the first clinics in Canada to provide diagnosis and treatment for the injured athlete and the active community. Today, after more than 40 years of dedication and commitment to patient care, education, and clinical research, we are pleased with the success of the clinic expansion on campus at Carleton University in the Ice House/Hockey Arena.

Dr. Don Johnson was the Director and founder of the Sport Medicine Clinic at Carleton University from 1972 to 2013. He was assistant professor of Orthopaedic surgery at the University of Ottawa and a true pioneer in his field. During his career in sport medicine he had served as:

  • Team Physician National Team Track and Field Europe ‘ 74don_johnson
  • Team Physician National Team Track and Field Scandinavia ’75
  • Ottawa Sooners Amateur Football National Championship ’74
  • Team Physician Olympics Innsbruck ’76
  • Team Physician Olympics Montreal ’76
  • Carleton University – team physician for Ravens Football 1972-1997
  • Ottawa Rough Riders – team physician for Canadian Football League 1985-1998
  • Ottawa Senators –team physician for National Hockey League 1991-1995

He had been active in these professional organizations:

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Chairman International Committee – 2009 – 2012
  • President 2004-5
  • Immediate Past President 2005-6Clinic DJ 1972
  • Past President 2006-2007
  • Chairman – Task force on hands on learning
  • Chairman – Learning Center Committee 1999-2003
  • Chairman – Electronic Media committee 1997-2003
  • Member task force on education
  • Associate Editor Journal of Arthroscopy
  • Board member Journal Board of Trustees
  • Board member development committee 2007-10
  • Board member learning center committee 2009-10
  • Chairman Education Overview committee 2008-9
  • President Orthopaedic Learning Center Chicago 2009-10
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Secretary Board of Directors 2001-2005
  • Chairman communications 2001-2003
  • Chairman technology 1999-2001Clinic DJ patient 1972
  • Chairman of Education Committee 2005-2007
  • Journal Reviewer:
  • Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Journal
  • Journal of Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Member Orthopedic Editorial Board – medscape.com
  • Orthopaedics Today – Editor section arthroscopy
  • Clinical Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program in the Ottawa Health Research Institute.
  • Chairman AANA Education Overview Committee 2008-9
  • Member AANA Education Foundation 2008-2010

He has published 23 peer reviewed scientific articles, written 22 book chapters, and authored 5 books.

 

View ANA tribute to Dr. Johnson

 

Orthopaedic Sport Medicine Fellows

  • 1979
    Danny Tombler
  • 1982
    John Porter
  • 1983-84
    Ric Ogilvie
  • 1984-85
    Ron England
  • 1985-86
    Mike Corrigan
  • 1986-87
    Rob Beattie
  • 1987-88
    Craig Matthews
  • 1988-89
    Tim Deakon
  • 1989-90
    Crawford Dobson
  • 1990-91
    Sandy Bidner
  • 1991-92
    Mark Heard
  • 1992-93
    Ross Wilkinson
  • 1993-94
    Dave Oregan
  • 1994-95
    Greg Buchko
  • 1995-96
    Martine Levesque
    Rob Greene
  • 1996-97
    Ben Houle
  • 1997-98
    Arturo Almazan
  • 1998-99
    Alan Liew
  • 1999-2000
    Prem Parmar
  • 2000-01
    Moreno Morelli
    Ari Pressman
  • 2001-02
    Ben Bessette
    2001-02
    Jim Randall
    Andy Marshall
  • 2002-03
    Glen Richardson
    Efrain Bjorn-Diaz
    Frank Tran
  • 2003-04
    Monika Volesky
    Andy Pickle
  • 2004-5
    Ali Alusuidi
    Aaron Campbell
  • 2005-6
    Steve Oliver
    Tim Whitehead
    Derek Smith
  • 2006-7
    Tracy Rupke
    Dimitri Haddad
    Peter Bienkowski
  • 2007-8
    Bin Nassar
    Olefemi Ayeni
  • 2008-9
    Emilio Lopez-Vidridero

End of an era