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Dr James McLaren

Dr James McLaren

MBChB, RACGP & ACSEP Registrar.

Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre December 2015.

Please note that during the month of February 2020 James will be undergoing a clinical placement as part of his specialist training.  During this time he will be unavailable for consultation.  Our other Sports Doctors will be available for James’ patients during this time.  James will be available for consultation again from Wednesday the 4th of March 2020.

Areas of special interest:

  • Acute injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Tendinopathies
  • Managing medical conditions and illnesses in exercise

Dr James McLaren is a sports doctor involved with WSL (World Surf League), assisting North Melbourne Football Club and providing independent match day coverage to Melbourne Rebels home matches.  He was a doctor at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with the Australian Team.

James has an interest in acute injuries, overuse injuries, joint pain, tendinopathies, and managing medical conditions and illnesses in exercise.


  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) 2009
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Registrar
  • Australasian College of Sports Physicians Registrar

Professional Memberships and Positions:

  • Member AFL Medical Officers Association
  • Member Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Member Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians

Involvement with Teams and Associations:

  • World Surf League Event Doctor – Bell’s Beach, Teahupoo Tahiti, Gold Coast, Taiwan, China
  • North Melbourne Football Club – Assistant Doctor / VFL Doctor
  • Super Rugby Independent Match Day Doctor
  • 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics – Australian Deputy Medical Officer

Personal Sporting Experience:

Outside of work James enjoys surfing, kite surfing, snowboarding and walking his dogs.


James is available for consultation Monday to Thursday.

To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.