I am a Sports Medicine Registrar and have spent the last ten years working in Emergency Medicine, General Practice and as an Orthopaedic assistant but have always revelled in opportunities to work in the field of Sports and Exercise Medicine. In 2018, I decided to pursue this interest further by undertaking a diploma of musculoskeletal medicine at Otago University. I quickly realised that this was the area that I wanted to work in full time. This year, I am excited to come on board with Dr Ross Cairns at Newcastle Sports Medicine clinic in Warners Bay.
I was born in Ukraine and moved to New Zealand when I was 11. After school, I moved to Australia to complete my Medical degree at the University of Newcastle. Since then, I have called Australia home. These days, I live between Warners Bay and Port Macquarie with my wife, Emma and our energetic kelpie/collie, Tammy. I have just become Dad to our beautiful daughter Frankie too!
My sporting passions are broad and wide, I enjoy most outdoor activities but am particularly interested in surfing (lots of passion with little skill), football (soccer), volleyball and triathlon.
I am passionate about local sport and community involvement. I play and coach football for a local Port Macquarie club, provide education to various rugby and football clubs on the mid-north coast and advocate for club inclusivity of minority groups in our community. I have previously worked as a Medical Officer for Port Melbourne FC in the VFL, I am involved in Park Run and also work with the annual Ironman Australia race in Port Macquarie.
Bachelor of Medicine (Newcastle, NSW)
Fellow of the Australasian College of General Practice
Registrar of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Post Graduate Diploma of Muskuloskeletal Medicine (due to complete 2021)
Rugby-Specific Small-Sided Games Training Is an Effective Alternative to Stationary Cycling at Reducing Clinical Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. PLOS ONE, 2015: 10(6), 0127548. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127548
Similar mitochondrial signaling responses to a single bout of continuous or small-sided-games-based exercise in sedentary men. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2016: 121(6), 1326–1334. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00289.2016
Ice slurry ingestion during cycling improves Olympic distance triathlon performance in the heat. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2013: 31(12), 1271–1279. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2013.779740