Dr. Alan Vernec has been the medical director of WADA since 2009. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (Bioengineering) and McGill University (Medicine). He continues to work in clinical sport medicine and teaches at both l’Université de Montréal and McGill University. Dr. Vernec has extensive experience with elite sports. He has been team physician for professional and national sport teams and has been the medical director of Athletics Canada and Judo Canada for 16 years. His duties as a Canadian team physician brought him to scores of international competitions including three Olympic Games. His passion for sport and belief that all athletes should be able to engage in fair competition provides the drive for the extensive challenges that are part of the duties at the World Anti-Doping Agency. Although the athlete remains at the core, Dr Vernec relishes working with the international sport and medical communities.