Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP

 
 

Craig is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis with a keen interest in football medicine having worked with the All Whites and UK Premier League club Fulham FC. He is the team doctor for the FIFA Club World Cup Bronze medalists Auckland City FC, a position he has held for the past 10 years. 

In 2003 Craig worked for the French America's Cup yachting syndicate at the Auckland-based event, and more recently his involvement in sailing has lead to him taking up the position of Medical Director for Yachting NZ. In this capacity he was part of the successful NZ Olympic Sailing team at the Rio Olympics in 2016. 

During his training Craig gained experience overseas spending two years in London working at the Pure Sports Medicine Clinic and a further two years in Melbourne at both Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and with AFL club Geelong FC.

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Current:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sports Medicine Provider
  • Team Doctor Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • Medical Director Yachting NZ
  • Auckland City Football Club Doctor
  • Venue Medical Officer, FIFA U20 World Cup, 2015

Previous:

  • Event Physician Auckland ITU World Cup Triathlon, 2011 
  • Geelong Football (AFL) Club Team Doctor, 2010
  • Fulham Football Club Team Doctor, 2006-2008

 

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Brendan O'Neill

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Medicine 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 Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sports Doctor