Sport and Exercise Physician
MBCHB, BPhed (Hons), PG Dip Sports Med, FACSEP
Jake is a specialist Sport and Exercise Physician with a passion for all forms of physical activity. Raised in Wellington, he completed a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) at Otago before going on to study medicine. He completed his specialist training through time in Wellington, Auckland and finally at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. He now enjoys supervising and teaching registrars completing their specialist training. Jake gets a lot of satisfaction in helping active motivated people recover from injury or illness and achieve their goals, and covers all areas of sport and exercise medicine.
Jake has roles providing medical support for various teams and organisations including Paralympics NZ, the Wellington Phoenix Football team, Cricket Wellington, NZ School of Dance and RNZ Ballet, and is a recognised medical provider for High Performance Sport NZ. He travelled to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 with the NZ Men’s Football team, the Rio Paralympics in 2016 as the head of the medical team and is currently preparing for the same role for the Paralympics in Tokyo 2021. He is also a senior lecturer for Otago University at the Wellington Medical School.
Jake has enjoyed participating in many sports and remains very active. His passion is ITF Taekwon-Do and has previously represented New Zealand at the World Championships. Jake keeps active running, conditioning and in various other social sports and activities, including trying to keep up with his 3 boys.