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Dr. Dave Simon

MD, MHA, FRCSC, DIP. SPORT MED.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON


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Dr. Dave Simon is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Ottawa, Canada. He has subspecialty fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Surgery with special emphasis on surgical techniques employing minimally invasive arthroscopic approaches to joint preservation.

Volunteering in Nairobi

Volunteering in Nairobi

Dave also has a special interest in employing biological methods of treating musculoskeletal pathology including platelet rich plasma and emerging stem cell therapies. He treats sports-related and degenerative disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, and ankle.

Dave completed his medical and surgical training at leading Canadian universities and in addition holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the prestigious Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. He has received recognition for teaching and clinical research efforts and enjoys volunteering in developing parts of the world teaching surgical principles and pursuing humanitarian goals.

Dave is actively involved in providing team physician coverage for Canadian national teams in various sports and for international competitions as well as world championships. His professional goal is to support Canadian athletes at the Olympic Games. He is an active member of several professional societies including the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Away from work, Dave draws his inspiration from his beautiful wife and children. Together they all enjoy lazy afternoons at the park with their Labrador retriever, indulging in all things chocolate and exploring interesting parts of the world. An athlete himself, he trains and competes in the emerging sport of CrossFit, which combines elements of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and high intensity metabolic conditioning.


 

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Awards

 
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  • 2010 May - Invited convocation diploma presenter. University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Class of 2010.
  • 2010 Feb - Telfer School of Management Master of Health Administration Scholarship, University of Ottawa.
  • 2009 Apr - 3rd  Prize – Dr Hans K. Uhthoff Annual Research Competition: University of Ottawa Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • 2008 Aug  - Chicago Trauma Symposium Scholarship; Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.
  • 2008 Jul - National Resident Research Prize; Physician Services Incorporated Foundation of Canada.
  • 2008 May - Outstanding Resident Teacher Award; University of Ottawa Department  of Surgery. 
  • 2008 May - Nomination for National Resident Research Prize; Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation.
  • 2008 Mar - Outstanding Research in Sport Medicine Award; American Medical Society for Sport Medicine / Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine.
  • 2007 Jun - Nomination for National Resident Research Prize; Canadian Institute for Health Research.
  • 2007 Apr - 3rd Prize  -- Dr. Hans K. Uthtoff Annual Research Competition; University of Ottawa Division of - Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • 2007 Apr - Athlete of the Year;  University of Ottawa Orthopaedic Residents.
  • 2006 Apr - Dr. Merv Letts Award for Academics, Congeniality, and Research; University of Ottawa Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • 2006 Apr - Orthopaedic In-Training Examination Highest Percentile Rank Award; University of Ottawa Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • 2005 May - Dr. Francis Paisley Scholarship for medical student leadership; University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.
  • 2005 May - Dr. Frederick O’Brien Memorial Scholarship for academic achievement; University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.
  • 2004 Dec - Dr. Dorothy Horwood Award for community involvement; University of Ottawa.
  • 2004 Aug - Clinical Clerkship Family Medicine Award for outstanding performance on rotation; University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.
  • 2004 Aug  - Clinical Clerkship Surgery Award for outstanding performance on rotation; University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.
  • 2004 May - B. Joan Scott Academic Bursary; University of Ottawa.
  • 2003 Jun - Ontario Medical Student Foundation Scholarship; Ontario Medical Association.
  • 2003 Jan - Birks Family Foundation Academic Bursary; University of Ottawa.
  • 2002 Jan - Academic Scholarship from a Medical Alumnus; University of Ottawa Faculty -  of Medicine Alumni.
  • 2002 Jan - Ontario Medical Student Leadership Bursary; Ontario Medical Association.
  • 2000 May - Dr. Alan J. Smith Award for contribution to the department of kinesiology; McMaster University Department of Kinesiology.
  • 2000 May - Athletics and Recreation Department Employee of the Year; McMaster University.
  • 2000 May - Ivor Wynne Memorial Prize for achievement in kinesiology; McMaster University Department of Kinesiology.
  • 2000 May - Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Award for athletics and academics; McMaster University.
  • 2000 May - Chancellor’s Faculty Scholarship for academics; McMaster University.

 

Volunteer Work

 
Teaching in Kenya

Teaching in Kenya

 
Volunteering at world juniors

Volunteering at world juniors

 
Teaching in Mongolia

Teaching in Mongolia

 
Head Physician Soccer at Pan Am games 2015

Head Physician
Soccer at Pan Am games 2015

 
Volunteering at Beijing olympics

Volunteering at Beijing olympics

  • 2018 - Canada Men’s Olympic Soccer Team training camp, Orlando, USA
  • 2017 - Men’s National Soccer Team training camp, CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament; Miami, New York, Phoenix, USA.
  • 2017 - Canada Men’s Olympic Soccer Team training camp, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2017 - Canada Men’s National Soccer Team training camp; Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 2016 - Canada Men’s National Soccer Team training camp; Seoul, South Korea.
  • 2016 - Canada Men’s National Soccer Team World Cup Qualifying; San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Vancouver, Canada.
  • 2016 - Canada Men’s National Soccer Team training camp; Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2015 - Canada Men’s National Soccer Team World Cup Qualifying; Toronto, Canada and Belize City, Belize.
  • 2015 - 2015 Pan Am Games Lead Physician for Soccer; Toronto, Canada
  • 2015 - 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup of Soccer; Host Medical Team, Ottawa, -  Canada.
  • 2014 - National Men's Soccer Team international training / matches; Team - Canada Physician, Cancun, Mexico and New York City, USA.
  • 2014 - Team Canada U-15 Men's Soccer Competition; Team Canada Physician, - San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 2014 - 2014 CrossFit Games World Championship, Team Canada Physician, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2014 - Skate Canada 2014 National Figure Skating Championships, Host Medical Team, Ottawa, Canada.
  • 2013 - National Men’s Soccer Team International Matches; Team Canada Physician, London, United Kingdom.
  • 2013 - National Gymnastics Championships; Medical Staff; Ottawa, Canada.
  • 2013 - Canada East CrossFit Championships; Head Physician, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2013 - IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship Medical Staff; Ottawa,  Canada.