Dhiren Naidu

Discipline: Physiatry

Dr. Naidu received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 and completed his Royal College Specialty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) in 2004 at the University of Alberta (U of A). In 2005, he completed a fellowship in Sport Medicine at the U of A and also trained to perform fluoroscopic (X-ray) guided injections. In 2006, Dr. Naidu received his Diploma in Sport Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.


Dr. Naidu is a tenured Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the U of A. His academic interests include teaching and concussion related research. He has published peer-reviewed research, done numerous poster presentations and authored a text book chapter.


His clinical practice includes all aspects of sport and musculoskeletal medicine with a special interest in image guided injections, treating non-surgical spine, groin, and pelvic related sport injuries (athletic pubalgia and sport hernia) and the diagnosis and management of concussions.


Since 2004, Dr. Naidu has been involved as a team physician in both amateur and professional sports. He is currently the head team physician for the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers, the lead physician for the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos, the head team physician for the U of A Golden Bears Football team and a Varsity Health physician with the U of A varsity athletic program. In the past, Dr. Naidu worked as a senior international classifier with the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CP-ISRA), a branch of the Paralympics.

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