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Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, FACSEP

 
 

Graham is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis and one of the groups founding members. Graham has had extensive involvement in rugby medicine. Currently he holds the position of Chief Medical Officer for the NZ Vodafone Warriors and previously had a period as team doctor for the All Blacks 2004/2005. His rugby participation dates back to the 80s and also includes the NZ Rugby Academy, Auckland Blues, Auckland NPC, and Counties Manukau teams.

Graham has been a NZ High Performance Sport Medicine provider and has worked closely with a number of Academy of Sport athletes including Valerie Adams. He was a physician on the medical team for the London Olympic Games 2012 and the Glasgow 2014 and Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games teams and was the previous Medical Director for Canoe Racing NZ, NZ Squash and NZ Golf.

Graham is also involved with Sports Medicine Academia being a member of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Advisory Board and a lecturer in Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine at the University of Auckland.

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Current:

  • Chief Medical Officer NZ Vodafone Warriors
  • Match day doctor NZ Vodafone Warriors NRL team
  • Advisory role and relieving Team Doctor Counties Manukau Rugby
  • Lecturer in Postgraduate Physiotherapy (Auckland University of Technology), and Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (University of Auckland).
  • Member of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Advisory Board (University of Auckland)

Previous:

  • All Blacks Doctor 2004-2005
  • New Zealand High Performance Sports Medicine Provider
  • Medical Adviser, New Zealand Olympic Advisory Committee
  • HPSNZ Medical Director Kayak
  • Team Physician New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team, Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014
  • Medical Director NZ Canoe Racing
  • Medical Director NZ Squash
  • Medical Director NZ Golf
  • NZ Rugby Football Union Academy 1996-2000
  • Auckland Blues 1996-1999
  • Auckland NPC 1996-2003
  • Counties Rugby 1989-1996

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Simon Kim

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Julie Shamlaye

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Caroline Stuart

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Amitesh Kumar

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Colleen Winstanley

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Kimberley Wells

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Mr Rob Elliott

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hannah Crosswell

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

Dane Baker

Performance Dietitian