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Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP

 
 

Mark is a Sport and Exercise Physician and the managing partner at Axis. Since graduating from medical school in 2001 Mark has worked extensively in sports medicine and is especially interested in injury prevention the treatment of knee injuries and concussion. He works closely with ACC and is part of their Sports Collaboration Group which releases guidelines such as the Concussion Services Guidelines for medical providers in NZ.

Mark is the Medical Director at New Zealand Football and was previously the doctor for the All Whites and Football Ferns (New Zealand Women’s Team). He has attended three Olympic Games as a team doctor. Mark currently works with the New Zealand Breakers basketball team. He was formerly the Medical Director of the ITU World Championship Triathlon event and Medical Director at Netball NZ including being the team doctor for the Silver Ferns. He has also been the team doctor for the Northern Mystics netball team and held the position of lead Tournament Physician at past ASB Classic Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments.

Mark continues to be involved with Sports Medicine education contributing regularly as a guest speaker/lecturer at universities and sports medicine meetings around the country. He is a member of the FIFA Medical COmmittee and is the 'Editor in Chief' of the FIFA Medical Network. He is also the Vice President of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. Mark's research interests include football injuries, concussion, tendon pathology and injury prevention.

Mark has a passion for Football and played in various versions of the New Zealand national league. His claim to fame is that he is the shortest goalkeeper to ever participate in a FIFA Tournament.

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Current:

  • Medical Director New Zealand Football
  • Senior Lecturer, Sports Medicine Diploma (University of Auckland)
  • ACC Sports Collaboration Group Member
  • Editor FIFA Football Medicine Diploma
  • Research interests include football injuries, concussion, tendon pathology and injury prevention.

Previous:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  • Team Physician New Zealand Olympic Team, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016
  • Team Doctor White Ferns Football Team Rio 2016 Olympic Games 
  • Team Doctor All Whites Football Team
  • Team Doctor Northern Mystics Netball Team
  • Medical Director ITU World Championship, Auckland
  • Lead Physician ASB Classic Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments
  • Medical Delegate ITU World Duathlon Championship, Adelaide
  • Medical Director New Zealand Netball
  • Team Doctor Silver Ferns Netball Team
  • Consultant Physician Wellington Phoenix Football Team
  • Team doctor Counties Manukau Steelers, ITM Cup
  • Tournament Physician Heineken Open and ASB Classic Tennis Tournaments
  • Master of Medical Science (with First Class Honours) – Groin Pain in Football Players

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Simon Kim

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Noah Whitehead

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 Colleen Winstanley

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Amitesh Kumar

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Kimberley Wells

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Hannah Crosswell

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

Dane Baker

Performance Dietitian

Mr Rob Elliott

Orthopaedic Surgeon