Gordon O. Matheson MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Matheson has been a Professor of Sports Medicine at Stanford since 1994. He established and was the first Head of the Division of Sports Medicine, served as Director of Sports Medicine from 1994-2016, was a member of the Medical Senate, and interviewed medical school applicants for the Medical School Admissions Committee. Dr. Matheson has taught many undergraduate courses at Stanford to students in Human Biology and established the fellowship program in primary care sports medicine. He has authored more than 200 publications and given more than 250 lectures in 16 countries. He founded the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, chaired the Board Governance Committee for the International Justice Mission, served as an expert for the World Anti-Doping Agency, and headed the International Olympic Committee Disease Prevention Working Group. Dr. Matheson, a Canadian, was President of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, team physician for the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team and the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. During his time at Stanford he maintained an active medical practice.
Dr. Matheson's academic work now focuses on the use of human-centered design to co-create effective programs for the prevention of chronic disease. Through his work building the sports medicine program at Stanford, he has become recognized as a leader in mitigating the conflict of interest environment common to the health care of athletes. He served as a conflict of interest expert witness for the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial, the court challenge to the constitutionality of the Canada Health Act, and the National Football League.
Dr. Matheson is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and team physician for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.