Dr. Mohtadi is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, Cumming school of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary. He is a clinical epidemiologist and surgeon-scientist who has been operating in the field of sport medicine and arthroscopy for 28 years.
He graduated from the University of Calgary medical school in 1981, interned at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. and finished his residency in 1987 in Calgary.
He did three fellowships, one in Pediatric Orthopedics, and then with Peter Fowler and Richard Hawkins in London, Ontario. He completed his formal training with an MSc in clinical epidemiology at McMaster University in Hamilton.
He has been developing patient-reported outcome measures since 1990 (ACL-QOL, RC-QOL), most recently the lead author in the development of the International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT). He has been involved in multiple Randomized Clinical Trials as the principal investigator, including the largest trial in the field of ACL surgery. He has published widely and given invited talks on 5 different continents.
In 1994 he represented the AOSSM as one of the travelling fellows to Europe. He was the past president (1995-96) of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine in (CASEM). He is presently on the Credentials Committee of CASEM and the Chair of the Hip Groin and Thigh committee of ISAKOS.
He has been a physician for the Canadian Olympic Team in 1996 and 2002. He was the Chief Medical Officer at the Pan Am Games in 2003. He has participated as a team physician in multiple international sporting events including Davis Cup Tennis, World Hockey Championships; Volleyball World League and World Championships, World Figure Skating and Speed skating Championships. He was with the Calgary Flames of the NHL for 20 years.
He is currently the Medical Director of the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, member of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre and Director of the Acute Knee Injury Clinic.
In 2017 he was part of the IOC Consensus Meeting on ACL Injuries in Children.
In a former life he was a professional tennis player competing at Wimbledon in 1982 but currently is a recreational golfer and avid fly fisherman.
He has been married to his high school sweetheart (Anne) for 34 years and has three children aged 32, 29 and 27.