Sport and Exercise Physician
MBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP
Mark is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis. Since graduating from medical school in 2001 Mark has worked extensively in sports medicine and is especially interested in injury prevention and the treatment of concussion. He works closely with ACC and is part of their Sports Collaboration Group which recently released the Concussion Service Guidelines for medical providers in NZ.
Mark is the Medical Director at New Zealand Football and is currently the doctor for the All Whites and Football Ferns (New Zealand Women’s Team) joining the latter for their Rio 2016 Olympic Campaign. Mark 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 is currently the team doctor for the Northern Mystics netball team and has the position of lead Tournament Physician at the upcoming 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 currently the Editor of the FIFA Football Medicine Diploma.
Mark has a passion for Football and until recently turned out for Waikato FC in the ASB Premiership. His claim to fame is that he is the shortest goalkeeper to ever participate in a FIFA Tournament.