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Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, Dip Sports Med, FRNZCGP, FACSEP

 
 

Simon is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and joined the Axis team in 2016.

Simon Graduated from the Otago School of Medicine in 2002. He spent his initial years working in Emergency Medicine whilst travelling throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. Simon returned to NZ in 2006 where he undertook General Practice training. He has been a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and consulted for 7 years out of a large family based practice in Orewa. During this time he became a Registrar teacher for the college and was involved with the training of young up and coming GPs.

Simon completed his post graduate diploma in Sports Medicine in 2014. To further pursue his interest in this area he made the career change to join the team at Axis as a Registrar. Simon is passionate about elite level team sports but also physical activity in general, meaning he can also empathise with, and manage the “weekend warriors” too.

Currently, he holds the position of Medical Director for the Blacksticks Men's hockey programme with Hockey NZ.

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Current:

  • Medical Director for Blacksticks Men's programme at High Performance Sport New Zealand.
  • New Zealand Hockey Doctor Tokyo Olympics 2021

Previous:

  • Medical Director for Pathway to Podium at High Performance Sport New Zealand
  • New Zealand team Medical Lead Youth Olympics, Buenos Aires, 2018
  • New Zealand Men’s Hockey World Cup Doctor, India 2018
  • Tournament Physician ASB Classic Tennis Open - Women’s WTA 2017
  • Tournament Physician ASB Classic Tennis Open - Men’s ATP 2018
  • Team Doctor Mitre 10 cup for Counties Manukau Steelers rugby team, 2016 - 17

 

 

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 Mark Fulcher

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 Physician

Dr Adam Castricum

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Colleen Winstanley

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Amitesh Kumar

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Hannah Crosswell

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

Dane Baker

Performance Dietitian

Mr Rob Elliott

Orthopaedic Surgeon