Bio of Dr. Christopher Woollam
• Christopher Woollam is a graduate of the University of Ottawa medical school, class
• His postgrad training was at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.
• He served 3 years after completion of his training with the Canadian Military as a
Medical Officer with an honourable discharge as a Major.
• He trained and practiced as a Flight Surgeon while in the military from 1970 to 1972
• After leaving the military he started a private practice in Ottawa at the Beacon Hill
Medical Centre with staff privileges at the Riverside Hospital.
• In 1976 he relocated his practice to Mississauga where he was on staff at the
Mississauga Hospital ( with Dr. Borgiel )
• In1980 he moved with his family to the USA practicing near Memphis TN.
• In 1985 he moved back to Mississauga and Toronto where he continued in family
• In 1989 he began his studies in sports medicine and obtained his Diploma in Sport
and Exercise Medicine with the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine
• He has been practicing exclusively in sports medicine for the past 20 years. He is
currently the Medical Director of PhysioSportMed, a clinic in Oakville.
• His experience in sport has been in the OHL, the AHL, Ontario triathlon, track cycling
at the Milton Velodrome, medical director of the Toronto and Mississauga marathons
for many years as well as the coverage of many and varied sundry sporting events.
Chris was born in the UK, the son of a Canadian soldier and an English nurse after
WW II. He was brought to Canada in 1947 where his family settled in Ottawa. He
completed most of his schooling in Ottawa. His father entered the Canadian Diplomatic
Corp in 1959, hence the family did some considerable travel.
He played high level hockey and baseball as a youngster and generally led a very
active life, which he continues to the present.
He moved his practice often which he attributes to his frequent uprooting as a
youngster. He has lived, however, in the GTA for the last 30 years, currently in Port
Credit with his wife of 30 years. He has 3 children.
He continues practicing part-time in Oakville and enjoys seeing various sporting
injuries in all age groups along with arthritic issues in the boomer group. The challenge
in the latter group is to keep people active while enjoying a good quality of life.
For activity, Chris stays very engaged in cycling and has approximately 15 European
‘odysseys’ under his belt. Along with the curiosity of travel, this provides a level of
physical fitness and wellness which has contributed to a very satisfying lifestyle.
He may never quit practicing medicine ( if he has his way ! ).