Welcoming a new Sports Doctor: Dr James McLaren

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to welcome aboard Dr James McLaren. 

James is a sports doctor, aligned with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. 

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Otago University in New Zealand in 2009, James spent a number of years working as an emergency doctor, and also has experience in anaesthetics and intensive care.

In addition to providing sports and injury clinics, and orthopaedic surgical assisting, James has provided medical coverage for elite sport teams, including:

  • Melbourne Demons AFL - Assisting Doctor
  • GWS Giants AFL - Away Team Doctor
  • Casey Scorpions VFL - Team Doctor
  • Wellington Phoenix A League Soccer – Away Team Doctor
  • World University Games, Gwangju South Korea - Australian Uniroos Travelling Doctor
  • World Hockey League, Buenos Aires Argentina - NZ Men’s Hockey Team Travelling Doctor
  • World Surf League Longboard Tour, Hainan Island, China, Travelling Doctor

With a professional interest across all age groups and levels, James has an interest in musculoskeletal pain, acute injuries, arthritis, back and buttock pain, and youth sports medicine. 

James maintains an active lifestyle with a passion for kite-surfing, snowboarding, outdoor pursuits and enjoys spending time with friends and family. 

James is available for consultation Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.