A 1991 medical graduate of McGill University, Dr. Delaney has degrees in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is currently the research director for the McGill University Health Centre Adult Emergency Department; is an associate professor at McGill University and is a team physician for the Montreal Alouettes, Montreal Impact, McGill Football, McGill Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams and Cirque du Soleil.
He is a member of the editorial board for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and his research interests include concussions and neck injuries in both the athletic and emergency department populations. He has authored approximately 40 research papers many in which he compares injuries in football soccer and ice hockey three of Canada’s most popular amateur and professional sports.
“He has worked to help implement a certifying standard for soccer headgear which (already) has been accepted in the United States,” says his colleague Dr. Vince Lacroix “ He is the rare individual who is able to marry a busy emergency and sport medicine practice, clinical research and teaching in the university setting. “
“He is a very young enthusiastic physician who cares a great deal,” says Dr. Robert Pashby president of the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund. “He has seen the trauma and consequences of severe injuries from these sports in his role as an emergency physician. He is diligently working towards the elusive goal of prevention of catastrophic injuries and that is our aim, too.”
“My father always said that Education is the first step to prevention,” Dr. Pashby continued. “We have chosen Dr. Delaney because he has done invaluable research and authored about 40 publications where he has been comparing injuries in the three most popular sports in Canada- soccer , hockey and football. We are also impressed with his focus on soccer whereas most of the research has been in hockey and football.”