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Dr Simon Kim

Sport and Exercise Physician


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Simon is a Physician at Axis and has worked with a wide range of New Zealand sports teams including the Counties Manukau NPC Rugby Team, New Zealand Black Caps Cricket Team, The Hurricanes and Wellington Lions Rugby Teams, Silver Ferns,Tall Blacks, and was Team Doctor for the U20 All Whites at 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup. He currently works as Medical Director for the Red Bull Ignite 7s.


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Simon is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician at Axis, having recently completed his fellowship training in 2020. 

Since graduating from The University of Auckland in 2008, Simon has been based in various parts of NZ's North Island, working in both Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He joined the team at Axis in 2018. 

Simon has a keen interest in keeping individuals of all shapes and sizes physically active, with consultations aimed at identifying rehab activities in which they can participate suited to their injuries and circumstances.

Outside of work, he has an interest in a variety of sports with an attitude of giving anything a go.  He played football (soccer) competitively at senior men's level, the highlight being involved in championship-winning Taradale AFC Premiership team in Hawkes Bay.  He also has a keen interest in skiing.

His research, published in the BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine in 2020, explored the prevalence of depressive symptoms and life stresses experienced by New Zealand elite-level coaches.

Team Involvement and Achievements

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  1. World Rugby ICIR Level 2 Educator December 2020 - 


  1. Red Bull Ignite 7 Event Medical Director 2018 - 2020
  2. Blues Development Squad Team Doctor 2018
  3. Counties Manukau ITM Cup Team Doctor 2018
  4. Team Doctor NZ U20 Men's Football team for 2017 U20 FIFA World Cup Tournament
  5. Team Doctor Central Pulse Netball team 2016-2017
  6. Match Day Doctor Hurricanes & Wellington Lions 2016-2017
  7. Match Day Doctor British and Irish Lions Tour 2017
  8. Match Day Doctor NZ Black Caps 2016-2017
  9. Match Day Medical Co-ordinator RLWQ 2017 – Wellington
  10. Coverage of Silver Fern and Tall Black matches 2016-2017