Dr Katherine Rae (Sport and Exercise Medicine Specialist)

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Dr Katherine Rae
MBBS University of Sydney 1995
FACSP 2005
Sport and Exercise Medicine Specialist
Medical Specialties
Sport and Exercise Medicine
02 9351 8118

Dr Katherine Rae started working in the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine in 1997. She completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship training with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 2002, after being awarded the College Medal in 2001 for best performance in the Fellowship Examinations. Dr Katherine Rae reports the highlights of her Sports Medicine career are the two lives that she has saved whilst doing on field sports medicine coverage. The first was an older athlete who had a cardiac arrest after finishing a race at athletics event on her first day ever covering a sports event in 1997, and more recently in 2015 when she correctly diagnosed and treated a tension pneumothorax in a rugby player when he collapsed on the field after being tackled.

Team Coverage NSW Country Eagles, National Rugby Championships, Minor Premiers 2016 Sydney University Flames Basketball Team NWBL 2003 - Present Sydney University Football Club, NSW Premiership Rugby, 1998 - 2016 Sydney Stars, National Rugby Championships, 2014 - 2015 Central Coast Rays, Premiers, Australian Rugby Championships, 2007 Australian Junior Track & Field Team,World Junior Championships, Italy 2004 Australian Track and Field Team East Asian Games, Japan, 2003 Sydney University Sandpipers, NNL 2000 - 2001

Dr Rae has also travelled with the Australian Women’s Hockey and Waterpolo teams and the Australian Junior Netball team to international competitions.

Sports Event Coverage Sydney Sevens Tournament, 2017, International Women’s Teams’ Doctor Commonwealth Games Local Organising Committee, Netball Sports Specific Medical Officer, 2006 Olympics and Paralympics 2000, Athlete Care, Olympic Village and Track and Field competition Athletics NSW Medical Officer 2003 - 2016

Special Interests

Dr Rae has a special interest in rugby, track and field, basketball and netball injuries through many years of sports coverage in these areas. She has a particular interest in lower limb injuries and is a part of the foot and ankle research group at Sydney Uni, primarily researching syndesmosis sprains. She is also interested in acute trauma and concussion management, as well as biomechanical and overuse syndromes and women and children in sport. Through working with the Elite Athlete Program at Sydney Uni she has also treated elite athletes from a very long and varied list of sports separate to those listed above.

Her personal participation in sports has also been much and varied, including competing in Track and Field, Rugby, and Netball in adult life. She has also participated in various forms of dance including Latin and more recently Ballet.

Affiliated Clinics
The Sports Clinic at Sydney University

Practice Locations


The Sports Clinic at Sydney University
The University Of Sydney
Corner of Western Avenue and Physics Road
Camperdown NSW 2006 
02 9351 8118
02 8088 1238