Julia Alleyne, MD, is a Sports Medicine Physician at Cleveland Clinic Canada.

Dr. Alleyne first completed her training as a physiotherapist. These skills, combined with her interest in sports, dance and movement, motivated her to obtain her Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University. She went on to complete her residency in family medicine, followed by her masters of community health.

Dr. Alleyne has a particular interest in spinal care and has been involved in the provincial initiatives for improving spine care since 2012. This has included positions as Clinical Lead for the CORE BACK Tool and Co-Chair, Health Quality Ontario, low back pain quality statements. She is also passionate about helping her patients to recover from shoulder and complex joint injuries.

Dr. Alleyne has dedicated much of her career to aesthetic sports such as skating and gymnastics, as well as dance. She has lent her medical expertise to countless sporting events, including a role as Chief Medical Officer for the London Olympic Games, and Team Physician roles at the Olympics in Vancouver, Beijing, Torino and Salt Lake City. Dr. Alleyne also served as Chief Medical Officer for the Toronto Organizing Committee at the 2015 Pan and Parapan AM Games.

Actively involved in the medical community, Dr. Alleyne is an Associate Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and the current Associate Program Director for Graduate Studies. She serves as the Chair, Board of Trustees for Bloorview School Authority.

When she’s not treating patients, Dr. Alleyne enjoys yoga, hiking, crazy crafts and Hot Docs.


Master of Science
University of Toronto
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Community Health
Toronto, ON
McMaster University
Family Medicine
Hamilton, ON
Doctor of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Bachelor of Health Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Mohawk College
Hamilton, ON


  • Acupuncture Foundation of Canada
  • Diploma of Sport Medicine (CASEM)
  • Certificate of Added Competency (Sport and Exercise Medicine) CFPC
  • Fellow, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Fellow, American College of Sport Medicine

Specialty Interests

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal care
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Complex joint injuries
  • Aesthetic sports (skating and gymnastics) 
  • Dance

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • American College of Sport Medicine