Doug Clement brought a high level of excellence and enthusiasm to the sport of track and field and the field of sports medicine. During his academic days in Oregon, he displayed his prowess on the track. In 1952, he represented Canada at the Helsinki Olympic Games in the 4x400m relay team. Two years later, at the British Empire Games, he was part of the team that proudly brought home a silver medal.

Under the inspiring influence and guidance of Bill Bowerman, his track coach and later the founder of Nike, Clement chose to study medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), following his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon.

After practicing general medicine for twenty years and being driven by his unyielding intrigue, Clement later researched sports-related medical issues and problems. Findings from his research and medical case studies were instrumental to the emergence of sport medicine in Canada.

Dr. Clement has been an active coach in track, and a renowned author. Many of his athletes can credit their participation and top titles from such prestigious sport event as the Olympic Games, Common-wealth Games, and World Championships, to his motivational coaching style and guidance. For seven years he served as a team physician for the Vancouver Canucks.

His many achievements have been commemorated with acclaims and awards. The Logmes Wittauer Award, Sports Medicine Council Lifetime Achievement Award and the Order of Canada are just a few that represent how much he is honoured by the public and the sports community.

Clement is also inducted in the UBC Sports Hall of Fame. For his UBC biography, please visit