A member of the Institut national du sport du Québec team since 2011, Dr. Suzanne Leclerc is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. She also holds a Certificate of Additional Proficiency in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She completed a doctorate at McGill University on sports-related concussions. Dr. Leclerc is still involved in research on concussions and has collaborated on various publications and conferences on the issue of concussions in sports and other sports medicine-related topics. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Université de Montréal. She teaches the musculoskeletal exam to family medicine residents and teaches nurse practitioners at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Leclerc practises sports medicine at the medical and sports clinic of the Institut national du sport du Québec.
Dr. Leclerc has been involved with various national teams since 1998. She was the physician for the national women’s hockey team from 1998 to 2005, and was a physician for their team in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. She was the Chief Medical Officer of the national short track speed skating team from 2003 to 2018 and was involved in supporting the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Dr. Leclerc has been the physician of the women’s national water polo team since 2007 and of the men’s team since 2018. She was part of the medical team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and several Panamerican games (2011, 2015 and 2019).
Dr. Leclerc has contributed to many sports organizations, having previously held the positions of Chair of the CMSQ (Conseil de Médecine du sport du Québec) and Chair of the AQMS (Association québécoise de médecine du sport). Dr. Leclerc continues to meet the challenges and engage with various committees at the national level. She sits on the national committee for the degree in sports medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.