VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
Team Doctors
Jim Bovard, M.D.
Chief Medical Director

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Vancouver, BC, Jim Bovard attended the University of British Columbia and received his doctorate in medicine in 1984. Following graduation, Dr. Bovard began a family practice in North Vancouver, BC. In 1985, he worked as a team physician for the Canadian Alpine Ski team. After becoming a member of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine and the Head of the Division of Sports Medicine at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, Dr. Bovard became a Sport Medicine Consultant to the National Hockey League Players Association in 2003.

A sports enthusiast, Dr. Bovard has worked as a Sport Medicine consultant to the Canadian Sailing Team, the Canadian Snowboard Team, and was the Chief Medical Officer for Skate Canada at the 2008 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championship in Goyang, South Korea. Additionally, he was appointed as the Venue Medical Officer for figure skating at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver. He is the Medical Lead for High Performance for the Canadian Snowboard Team and is a member of SportMed BC's Board of Directors.

Dr. Bovard also has a wealth of experience doing volunteer work at local sporting events including badminton, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, rugby, tennis and wrestling.

Bob McCormack, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), Dip Sport Med
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. McCormack is a practicing Orthopaedic surgeon with a practice is focused on Sport Injuries.

His practice is located in New Westminster but he has an academic appointment at the University of British Columbia where he is the associate head of the department of Orthopaedics

In addition to his surgical practice he is on the medical staff of two of Vancouver’s professional sports teams, is a consultant for the NHL players association and is a physician for several National teams, in both summer and winter sports.
He has also worked as a member of the Canadian health care team at several multi-sport games and is currently the Medical Director for the Canadian Olympic Team.