Two-time CFL All-Star and Grey Cup Champion, Greg Wojt, joins HighMark Health's Professional Advisory Board

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - HighMark Health, a Canadian organization that provides leadership and innovative technologies to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of concussions, announced today the appointment of Greg Wojt, two-time CFL All-Star and Grey Cup Champion, to its Professional Advisory Board.

Dr. Sanjeev Sharma MD, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman states, "Greg brings a wealth of experience having played at the US Division I Championship level, then as an all-star Lineman in the CFL. Having dealt personally with both the culture of "playing hurt" and being diagnosed with a concussion places Greg in a unique position to educate stakeholders about concussions."

Dr. Sharma continues, "He brings a personal and compelling perspective to help prevent concussions and raise awareness about traumatic head injuries among amateur and professional sports. His expertise and emerging voice in the area surrounding concussion research will be a tremendous asset to HighMark Health."

"To be selected to join HighMark Health's Professional Advisory Board is quite an honour. I'm impressed with their utilization of cutting-edge technologies in assisting with the diagnosis and treatment of concussions, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. I believe that my unique situation of playing amateur and professional football, in addition to coaching gives me a well-rounded and ground-level perspective of concussions amongst amateur athletes. I look forward to contributing and working closer with the leadership team at HighMark Health," said Greg Wojt.

ABOUT HIGHMARK HEALTH:

HighMark Health holds a unique position in the milieu of healthcare clinics focused on injury, in that it brings a breadth of medical expertise as well as an unparalleled capability in its clinicians as team members who leverage their expertise specific to the diagnosis and treatment in the area of Collision Medicine.

Collision Medicine at HighMark Health approaches every diagnosis with a synergistic set of different clinical perspectives and then uses multidisciplinary teams in targeted interventions that optimize patient results.

In addition, the HighMark Health culture is steeped heavily in the use of medical technology to improve diagnostics, deliver more effective therapy, and to empower patients to harness their own innate ability to heal.

www.highmarkhealth.ca         

ABOUT GREG WOIT

Greg Wojt is a former professional Canadian football offensive lineman who was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the first round in the 2008 CFL Draft where he played five years for the club before moving on to spend two years with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he closed out his professional career.  He played US college football for the Central Michigan Chippewas where he was a team captain and member of the all-conference team leading his team to two conference championships and three bowl games. Greg is a two-time CFL All-Star, two-time CFL Most Outstanding lineman, and Grey Cup champion. He holds a Masters of Education degree and is currently a teacher and football coach in Mississauga.

SOURCE HighMark Health

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For further information: To arrange an interview with Dr. Sharma, or Greg Wojt contact: Ceilidh Price, Ditto Communications, cprice@dittocomm.com or 403-462-7895 (text or call)


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