Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician



Dan is a Sport and Exercise Physician and returned to Axis in 2014 after a two-year stint in Australia where he worked at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and as team physician at Hawthorn Football Club, a role which culminated in an AFL (Australian Rules) Premiership in 2013. He is now Medical Director for Athletics New Zealand (High Performance) and was one of the doctors with the NZ team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Dan has previously worked with Counties Manukau and Chiefs rugby and as a tournament physician at the ASB Classic and Heineken Open. He has been an event physician for the World Rowing Championships, and ITU triathlon events both in NZ and overseas.

Dan has active research interests in the areas of injury prevention and cardiac screening of athletes. His Master's degree investigated ECG screening of athletes and is also a reviewer for Heart journal in this field. He is also interested in physician-performed ultrasound and performs ultrasound-guided injections at our Merton Road site. In addition to clinical work, Dan has a Senior Lecturer role with the University of Auckland.

Outside of work Dan enjoys tennis, golf and snowboarding and while very much a New Zealander, does miss the roar of a full MCG on a Friday night.


Team Involvement and Achievements:



  • New Zealand High Performance Sports Medicine Provider
  • Health Care Team Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • Medical Director Athletics NZ
  • Event Physician ITU World Championships, World Rowing Championships, Fifa U-20 World Cup and qualifiers
  • Consultant Physician Hawthorn Football Club (AFL)


  • Team Physician Hawthorn Football Club (AFL) 2012- 14, 
  • Tournament Physician ASB Classic and Heineken Open 2011-12
  • Team Physician Counties Manukau Rugby 2010-11
  • Team Physician Chiefs Development Rugby 2011




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 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 Craig Panther

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