Dr. Robert Michael Brock ’65
* Doctor *Mentor *Teacher *Alumnus
Dr. Robert Michael Brock, (known as Dr. Bob) graduated from St. Michael’s College School in 1965. After Medical School and Orthopedic surgical specialty training at University of Western Ontario, he has been at North York General Hospital for 30 years.
Dr. Bob’s love of sport spawned at St. Michael’s was married to his zest for medicine and a career in Sports Medicine was born. As medical director of NYGH Sports Clinic, he has looked after all manner of athletes from “armchair” to Olympic and professional. Olympic Games (1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Calgary) saw him at the helm of the medical coverage for the Canadian athletes. Past President of the Provincial and National Sport Med organizations and as Chief MD for the Canadian National Figure skating team, he has traveled to 10 world championships.
Dr. Brock’s deep commitment to St. Michael’s has seen him give of his time and talent to starting the first sports injury clinic at the school. He has also treated numerous student-athletes during their time at St. Michael’s.
Bob is a committed believer in education as the answer to most of the world’s problems. Much sought after as a teacher, he has used the teaching skills instilled in him by the Basilian Fathers to win many Teacher of the Year Awards for post Graduate teaching.
Answering a call for help in the Northern Medical programs, Bob has been doing Orthopedic clinics on Manitoulin Island for those unable to receive timely treatment.
Bob’s joy in helping others is deeply rooted in his faith, faith that was formed by his mother, germinated by the Basilian Fathers and matured by life’s challenges and experiences. Using a dose of “Humour as the best Medicine,” Dr. Bob continues to use his talents to help others.