Dr Jon Patricios

Centre of Excellence:

Section of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Medical Specialty:

Sport and Exercise Physician

General information:

Dr Patricios has been in sports medicine practice for 20 years. He is currently Director of the Morningside Sports Medicine Unit and a sports physician at The Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Johannesburg. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK) and the International Sports Medicine Federation. He is a senior associate editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Current Sports Medicine Reports (USA) and served 2 terms as President of the South African Sports Medicine Association. Jon has been team physician to school, club, provincial and international sports teams in rugby, cricket, soccer, athletics and basketball, has been member of the Cricket South Africa and SA Rugby medical committees and the Discovery Rockies Comrades Marathon Panel of experts. He is chief medical officer for the MTN Qhubeka cycling team and the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, founder and Director of Sports Concussion South Africa, sports concussion consultant to World Rugby and serves on tribunals for the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport.

Team/Sports/Research/Academic Involvement:

  • Sports Medicine Consultant to Kaizer Chiefs Football Club
  • Sports Medicine Consultant to international teams during FIFA World Cup 2010
  • Concussion Consultant to South African and World Rugby
  • Extraordinary lecturer in Section Sports Medicine, University of Pretoria

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