Sport and Exercise Physician
MBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP
Dan is a Sport and Exercise Physician and returned to Axis in 2014 after a two-year stint in Australia where he worked at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and as team physician at Hawthorn Football Club, a role which culminated in an AFL (Australian Rules) Premiership in 2013. He is now Medical Director for Athletics New Zealand (High Performance) and is set to join the NZ Health team at the (now rescheduled) Tokyo Olympic Games - reprising his previous roles at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Dan has previously worked with Counties Manukau and Chiefs rugby and as a tournament physician at the ASB Classic and Heineken Open. He has been an event physician for the World Rowing Championships, and ITU triathlon events both in NZ and overseas.
Dan has active research interests in the areas of injury prevention and cardiac screening of athletes. His Master's degree investigated ECG screening of athletes and is also a reviewer for Heart journal in this field. He is also interested in physician-performed ultrasound and performs ultrasound-guided injections at our Wairau Valley clinic. He is Chair of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physician (ACSEP) Education COmmittee.
Outside of work Dan enjoys tennis, running and snowboarding and while very much a New Zealander, does miss the roar of a full MCG on a Friday night.