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Dr. Andrew Pipe is Chief of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He received his MD from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1974.

Dr. Pipe is Canada's foremost expert on smoking cessation. He was instrumental in the development of the widely adopted Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation at the Heart Institute.

Background

Recognized as one of Canada's leading experts in cardiovascular disease prevention, physical activity and health, and smoking cessation, Dr. Pipe has addressed audiences in over 28 nations and is frequently consulted on issues related to tobacco use and smoking cessation, drug use in sport, and physical activity and health. A former Chair of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, Dr. Pipe is a Life Member of the Canadian Council on Smoking and Health.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Pipe has been extensively involved in sports and sport medicine for many years. He is currently President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada. He served as a physician at eight Olympic Games and has been Team Physician for Canada's National Men's Basketball Team since 1978. He served as Chair of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport from its inception until 2003.

Dr. Pipe is the recipient of the International Olympic Committee's Award for Sport, Health and Well-being, and is a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. He has received honourary degrees from Queen's University (LLD); Brock University (DSc) in St. Catharines, Ontario; and the University of Guelph (DSc) in Guelph, Ontario. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Queen's University.