Dr. Rose Martel is a family physician at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in North Vancouver.
Dr. Martel graduated from the University of Montreal in 2007 with a Doctorate in Medicine. She then completed a Family Practice Medical Residency in 2009 before relocating to Northern Ontario to practice acute care medicine. Her love for the mountains led her to successfully undertake a Mountain Rescue Training Certificate in Grenoble, France and pushed her to move to beautiful British Columbia in 2011.
Dr. Martel has a passion for sports medicine and completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in 2012. During her fellowship and graduate years, she covered several varsity sports teams (rugby, ice hockey, football) as well as the National Volleyball and Karate Championships, the BMX World Cup and the Canada Summer Games. Dr. Martel was the Chief Medical Officer for the Grand Prix final of figure skating in Vancouver in 2018 and will be part of the Canadian core medical team for the upcoming Summer FISU Games in Italy in 2019.
Dr. Martel worked alongside the much esteemed Sports Medicine Doctors at UBC for one and a half years before transferring to the Fortius Sport and Health Institute in 2015. At the Fortius Sport and Health Institute she worked in close relationship with a team of healthcare practitioners who specialize in athletic injury diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention to optimize athlete performance. Dr. Martel has tremendous experience in treating athletic injuries as she was involved as a Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Doctor for several years and has covered many sporting events including FIFA Women’s World Cup, Intercontinental Cups, National North American Cups, World Taekwondo Junior Championships and the Cycling Grand Prix to name a few. She has also fulfilled the roles of core medical at the 2017 Jeux de la Francopholie Games in Ivory Coast and co-Chief Medical Officer at the 2018 Canadian Tire Figure Skating National Championships in Vancouver.
Dr. Martel gained the skill set for ultrasound guided injections in 2015 and has been performing the procedure ever since. She also has an interest in treating workers and their injuries and was a Medical Advisor for WorkSafeBC up until 2017.
Dr. Martel is supported by Clinical Care Coordinator, Katrina Pino.