Tim Rindlisbacher


Tim Rindlisbacher, MD, is a Sports Medicine Physician and the Physician Lead of Cleveland Clinic Canada's Downtown location. Dr. Rindlisbacher provides physical assessments, diagnoses and treatment plans for Sports Health patients.

Dr. Rindlisbacher received his Bachelor of Sciences in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto before going on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto. He completed both his internship and residency training at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Rindlisbacher is currently the Head Team Physician for the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Dr. Rindlisbacher has also acted as the Team Physician for other professional sports teams including the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Argonauts, Buffalo Bills and Toronto Roadrunners Hockey Club.

Passionate about hockey, Dr. Rindlisbacher has provided his medical expertise to junior hockey teams for over two decades, including the Mississauga Ice Dogs, Mississauga St. Michael's Majors and Team Canada’s Under-18 Men's and World Junior National Teams. Dr. Rindlisbacher has also provided medical coverage for other teams and events including the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team, Skate Canada, Gymnastics Canada, and the Toronto and Mississauga Marathons. He was appointed the role of Lead Medical Doctor for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto (TPASC).

Widely respected for his leadership qualities, Dr. Rindlisbacher is a consultant to the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and the National Ballet School (NBS) of Canada. Dr. Rindlisbacher has also appeared on CTV, CBC and TSN, and contributed sports health articles to the National Post and Globe and Mail.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Family Medicine
Toronto, ON
Doctor of Medicine 
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Bachelor of Sciences
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON


  • Diploma of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)

Specialty Interests

  • Sports health 
  • Injuries to professional athletes

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Ontario Physiotherapy Association