Thornton, Jane

Dr. Jane Thornton

MD PhD CCFP Dip Sport Med (IOC)


Adjunct Professor, School of Kinesiology, Western University (London, Ontario)

Clinical Fellow, Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, Western University (London, Ontario)


Research Interests

  • Physical Activity Prescription
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Female Athlete Health
  • Injury and Illness Prevention in Sport


Dr. Jane Thornton is a Clinician Scientist specializing in long-term athlete health, female athlete health, and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. She is a Primary Care Sport and Exercise Medicine physician at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).

Dr. Thornton represented Canada for over a decade in the sport of elite rowing, becoming both a World Champion (2006) and Olympian (2008), and has been recognized with the 2015 AthletesCan Social Responsibility Award for her contribution to society by sport/volunteer initiatives.