June Featured Author


Gordon O. Matheson, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sports Medicine), School of Medicine, Stanford University, CA

From the June Issue: Injuries and Illnesses in the Preparticipation Evaluation Data of 1693 College Student-Athlete

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Matheson discuss his article in the June issue.


Gordon Matheson is Professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at Stanford Medical School and Director of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician for the Stanford Department of Athletics. He is also Professor of Human Biology in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the Stanford Sports Medicine Center.

Dr. Matheson attended medical school at the University of Calgary where he also obtained his clinical training in primary care (family medicine). He obtained his master’s and PhD degrees in human physiology and completed his sports medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

After serving on faculty at the University of British Columbia and the University of Calgary, Dr. Matheson was recruited to Stanford to develop and lead a new multidisciplinary sports medicine program. He founded the Division of Sports Medicine in the School of Medicine at and currently teaches three undergraduate courses at Stanford.

Throughout his career, Dr. Matheson has maintained a strong record of scholarship. He is known internationally and has given more than 250 lectures, keynotes and conference papers in 16 countries and published more than 150 research papers, reviews and commentaries.

Dr. Matheson founded the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Physician and Sportsmedicine journal. He has served as team physician for the Vancouver Canucks (NHL), the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team, and Team Canada at the Calgary Olympic Games. Dr. Matheson was President of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and previously held board positions with the International Justice Mission and the World Anti-Doping Association.

Dr. Matheson’s main academic interest is the prevention of chronic disease.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Injury Patterns and Injury Rates in the Circus Arts: An Analysis of 5 Years of Data From Cirque du Soleil Am J Sports Med June 2009 37 11431149; published online before print March 13, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546508331138

College Football Player With Unstable C1 Fracture: A Case Report Am J Sports Med January 2009 37 195198doi:10.1177/0363546508328594

Do Capacitively Coupled Electric Fields Accelerate Tibial Stress Fracture Healing?: A Randomized Controlled Trial Am J Sports Med March 2008 36 545553; published online before print November 30, 2007, doi:10.1177/0363546507310076

Stress fractures in athletes: A study of 320 cases Am J Sports Med January 1987 15 4658doi:10.1177/036354658701500107

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