Dr George Pitsis first became interested in Sports Medicine after he sought treatment for a sports related injury.
Dr Pitsis was impressed in the level of expertise and care that Sport & Exercise Medicine Physicians had to offer and the positive effect it had on his sport as well as supporting general health and wellbeing. He has always enjoyed and participated in sports from a young age and helping people in general. It was only natural that once Dr Pitsis completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney in 1993 he would combine his love for sport and medicine.
On the path to obtaining his Fellowship with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 2004, Dr Pitsis also completed his Diploma in Paediatrics in 1996 and a Masters of Sports Medicine in 2002 at University of New South Wales. This included a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2000 during the Sydney Olympics.
Dr Pitsis has had over 15 years experience as the team physician for many high calibre sports teams, including Australian soccer, rugby union, rugby league and basketball teams. He has participated in the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, being bilingual in English and Greek was an asset for his involvement in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games as the doctor for Cyprus. Dr Pitsis is currently the Chief Medical Officer for the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Rugby League and team doctor for the NRL team.
Dr Pitsis ensures that he remains at the cutting edge of Sports Medicine by attending and presenting at numerous conferences each year. He continually partakes in research and regularly publishes and studies international peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Australian Medical Association and also enjoys being an educator for the Registrars from the Australasian College of Sports Physicians.
Dr George Pitsis performs all injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy and achieving best results. These include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), cortisone, prolotherapy, Synvisc and Durolane viscosupplementation, Autologous Tenocyte Implantation (ATI) & Orthokine injections.
Dr Pitsis takes pride in his work and takes all the time and care necessary to ensure that your treatment result is of the highest possible professional standard.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (University of Sydney)
Diploma in Paediatrics (Sydney Children’s Hospital, University of New South Wales)
Masters of Sports Medicine (University of New South Wales)
Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (FACSP)
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Fellow - Australasian College of Sports Physicians
Member – Australian Medical Association
Publications in refereed journals
George C. Pitsis, Kieran E. Fallon, Susan K Fallon and Ruth Fazakerley. The Response of Soluble Transferrin Receptor and Iron Related Parameters to Iron Supplementation in Iron Depleted, Non-anaemic Elite Female Athletes. Sports Medicine Department, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia, 2000 - 2003. Clin J Sport Med 2004;14:300-304.
George C. Pitsis, John P. Best and Martin Sullivan. Unusual Stress Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx of the Great Toe: A Report of Two Cases. Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Clinic, Sydney, 2001. Br J Sports Med 2004;38:e31.
George C. Pitsis, Phillip Perry and Hans Van der Wall. Stress Fracture of the Proximal Phalanx of the Second Toe: A Case Report. Clin J Sport Med, 2003; 13(2):118-9.
George C. Pitsis, Lawrence Cohen, James Linklater, & Hans Van der Wall. Retinoid Induced Ossification of the Interosseous Membrane of the Leg. Clin Nucl Med, Vol 30, No 2, February 2005.
Robert Seipel, James Linklater, George Pitsis, and Martin Sullivan. The Peroneocalcaneus Internus Muscle: An Unusual Cause of Posterior Ankle Impingement: A Case Report. Foot & Ankle Int, October 2005: Vol 26, No. 10: 890 - 893.
Warwick Bruce, Hans Van der Wall, Geoffrey Storey, Robert Loneragan, George Pitsis, Siri
Kannangara. Bone Scintigraphy in Acetabular Labral Tears. Clin Nucl Med 2004: 29(8): 465-8.
K Hazratwala et al, Acknowledgement George Pitsis. A Radiographic Investigation to Determine the Safety of Suture Anchor Systems for Paediatric Modified Brostrum Ankle Ligament Recontruction. Am J of Sports Med, March 2005: Vol 33, No. 3.
Professional Conferences & Appearances
The role of Ultrasound in Sports Medicine – Invited speaker, Singapore, May 2010.
Ultrasound Guided injections in Sports Medicine – Invited Speaker, Multidisciplinary musculoskeletal ultrasound symposium on pain management, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital Dec 2010 - 2013.
George C. Pitsis, Kieran E. Fallon, Susan K. Fallon and Ruth Fazakerley. The Response of Soluble Transferrin Receptor and Iron Related Parameters to Iron Supplementation in Iron Depleted, Non-anaemic Elite Female Athletes. Sports Medicine Department, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia, 2000. (Abstract) Australian College of Sports Physicians Registrars Conference Proceedings, Sydney, NSW, February 2002.
George C Pitsis. Creatine Supplementation in Athletes. (Abstract) Australian College of Sports Physicians Registrars Conference Proceedings, Mt Macedon, Victoria, February 2001.
George C. Pitsis and Kieran E. Fallon. Iron Deficiency in Athletes - The Role of Serum Transferrin Receptor Levels in the Assessment of Iron Status in Athletes: An update. (Abstract) Australian College of Sports Physicians National Conference Proceedings, Gold Coast, Queensland, November 2000.