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Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, FACSEP

 
 

James is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis. He has trained and worked at leading sports medicine practices in Melbourne, Adelaide and Christchurch but began and finished his training here in Auckland.

James has an interest in rugby medicine, and has just finished three seasons with the Blues in order to take up the position of All Blacks team doctor. After first looking after the Counties Manukau team in 2005, James has had continuous professional involvement in rugby since, including back to back titles with the Chiefs in 2012 and 2013. He was the doctor for the New Zealand sevens rugby program through to the Rio Olympics in 2016. He has previously been tournament physician for the Heineken Open tennis tournament for five years running. 

James is an examiner for the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine, a sports medicine reviewer for the British Medical Journal and has been co-author of the sports medicine research review, which regularly updated New Zealand subscribers on sports medicine research. Previously, he ran the Auckland University post-graduate diploma in sports medicine as a senior lecturer.

 

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Current:

  • All Blacks doctor
  • Blues doctor 2018 - 2020
Previous:
  • NZ Rugby Sevens program doctor 2014 - 2016
  • Chiefs doctor 2012, 2013
  • NZ under-20 rugby team doctor 2010, 2011
  • Rugby World Cup City Medical Officer and Coordinator, Auckland, 2011
  • Auckland rugby Air New Zealand cup doctor 2008-10
  • Canterbury Air New Zealand cup doctor 2007
  • Counties Manukau Air New Zealand cup doctor 2005, 2006
  • Williamstown VFL doctor 2004
  • Heineken Open tournament physician

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

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