Congratulations to our very own Dr. Justin Mall!
Dr. Justin Mall will be among medical specialists providing treatment for athletes and tourists at the Pan Am Games in Toronto this summer.
“I was initially given the lead medical role,” said Mall, who noted he turned down the leadership position because of commitments with his Petrolia practice. But he will still be heading to the games to provide general medical help where needed.
“My main thing is to be an ambassador… for Canada but also for Petrolia,” said the doctor.
The Southwestern branch medical officer for St. John Ambulance, Dr. Mall has experience working with a variety of sports-related injuries.
“I’m pretty much used to being involved in medical care for sporting events.”
Dr. Mall said he’s looking forward to interacting with new people at the event that’s expected to bring people together from across the western hemisphere.
That means tackling some challenges that probably don’t occur very often in Sarnia-Lambton. With teams coming from far and wide, it’s possible that Dr. Mall will be working to diagnose people who don’t speak his language.
“It’s definitely going to be unique in that respect. I’m sure we’ll have interpreters along side.”
Dr. Mall did his residency at Western University and said he has trained at the Fowler Kennedy clinic, well known for its sports injury rehabilitation programs.
While the Pan Am Games mark one of the larger sporting events the province has held in recent memory, Mall said he hopes to “be involved in the Olympics in some aspect of medical care,” the next time they’re nearby.