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.