Dr. Michael Cusimao, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, DABNS, PhD, FACS – 2013 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award

Michael D. Cusimano, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, DABNS, PhD, FACS

Dr. Michael Cusimao, is the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award presented to a Canadian who has contributed significantly to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.

A graduate of the University of Toronto School of Medicine, Dr. Cusimano entered the Neurosurgery Training Program at the University of Toronto in 1985. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1990, and in this same year received his Masters Degree in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1996.

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Dr. Natalie Lynn Yanchar Receives the 2012 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award

Natalie Lynn Yanchar, M.D.,BSc (Hon.), M.Sc (Exp Surg). M.Sc (CH&E), F.R.C.S. (C)

Dr. Natalie Lynn Yanchar, is the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award presented to a Canadian who has contributed significantly to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.

The enthusiastic 49-year-old   associate professor in Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University and Medical Director of  the  Izaak Walton  Killam Hospital   Trauma Care Program for the past 12 years has also found time to raise her three children .
Dr. Yanchar  advocates injury prevention for  children and young adults.  Most recently her activities have focussed on playground, water, and recreational off-road vehicle safety.

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Ken Bocking, MD, FRCS(C), FACS – 2011 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award

Ken Bocking, MD, FRCS(C), FACS

Ken Bocking, MD, FRCS(C), FACS,  of St. Thomas, Ontario is the recipient of the 2011 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award given to a Canadian who has contributed significantly to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.

Dr. Bocking graduated medicine in 1975 from the University of Western Ontario. He established a practice in St. Thomas and became Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital but his avocation was amateur hockey where he coached and later served as physician to the St. Thomas Stars junior B where his observations set him on a course that changed hockey.

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Ken Dryden’s call to action on head shots

By: Ken Dryden
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail

It was an extraordinary press conference. Four people were at the media table in a spare setting at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center: Penguins general manager Ray Shero, concussion specialist Michael Collins, chiropractor Ted Carrick and Sidney Crosby. They were serious and straightforward. Through nearly 45 intense minutes, they offered almost no smoke or spin.

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