Centre of Excellence:

    ASPETAR – Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Quatar

    Medical Specialty:

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    General information:

    Dr Geertsema is a New Zealand trained Sports Medicine Physician with experience in treating male and female athletes across a wide range of international sports. She has been involved in a number of top-level competitions, including the 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She has a special interest in winter sports, adventure racing and multi-sport.

    Team/Sports/Research/Academic Involvement:

    • FIFA Doping Control and Venue Medical Officer 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
    • New Zealand Medical Team Leader at the Torino Winter Olympic Games
    • New Zealand Team doctor at the Delhi Commonwealth Games
    • Past Medical Director of BikeNZ
    • Co-founder of Sports Doctors, a specialist referral Sports Medicine clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand
    Free

    Female Athlete

    In 2007, 26 million girls and women were playing football in more than 180 countries.

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