Dr Tim Echevarria

Welcome Dr Tim Echevarria

Posted on February 5, 2018 by Rebecca

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the newest member of the SMI team, Dr Tim Echevarria, who joins the team as the new Sport and Exercise Medicine registrar.

 
Dr Tim Echevarria completed his medical training Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and is now training as a registrar of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians at the Sports Medicine Institute under the guidance of Doctors George Pitsis and Damien McKay.

Dr Tim will be the team doctor for the Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg (u/20’s) team, running injury clinics for local sporting teams and undertaking private consultations.

Sports medicine appealed to Tim right at the beginning of medical training due to his passion for sport. From an early age, Tim played soccer and basketball and sustained two ligamentous injuries, both of which required surgery. Since then, he always felt attracted to the area of sports medicine and is keen to help others affected by similar injuries.

Dr Tim joins Sports Medicine Institute and will be running Monday morning injury clinics for sporting teams and be available for private consultations. He is also the team doctor for the Cronulla Sharks Flegg (u/20’s) team.

Qualifications
• Masters of Sports Medicine – University of Queensland (currently undertaking)
• Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – University of New South Wales
• Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons Class I) – University of New South Wales
• Accredited Registrar of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians

Experience
• Chief Medical Officer for the August Access Race Meeting 2017 (Phillip Island)
• First aid volunteer at Australian Athletic Championships 2017
• First aid volunteer at Sydney Track Classic 2017

Interests
• Acute sports-related injuries
• Knee and ankle ligamentous injuries
• Concussion in sport

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