Dr Hussain Khan is passionate about exercise and sports medicine with focus on returning patients to their physical activity goals and promoting healthy active lifestyles.
After completing his medical degree, Dr Hussain Khan spent three years working as a junior doctor gaining experience in emergency medicine, trauma and rehabilitation medicine before joining OPSMC as a sports and exercise medicine registrar in 2019. He has further gained valuable medical experience in diverse sporting environments including cricket, soccer, NRL, VFL and endurance running events. He is currently the team doctor of Melbourne Victory W-League, Collingwood VFL-W and Williamstown VFL-W teams.
In addition to these clinical experiences, Dr Hussain Khan completed his PhD in medical sciences with focus on early diagnosis and management of knee osteoarthritis. He is currently involved in research projects examining the effects of physical activity on knee osteoarthritis in elite athletes and in general community members. His work has been presented at several International conferences and published in renowned peer-reviewed journals.
Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations
- Team Doctor – Melbourne Victory W-League (2018/19)
- Team Doctor – Collingwood VFL-W (2019)
- Team Doctor – Williamstown VFL-W (2019)
- A-league match day Doctor – Central Coast Mariners (2018/19)
- Event Doctor – Bay-to-Bay running festival, Gosford NSW, (2018)
- Event Doctor – GNW 100s 100km/100mile running event, NSW (2018)
- Wyong Roosters Rugby League match day Doctor – Wyong, NSW (2018)
Research / Publications
Professional Conference Presentations
Association between objectively assessed physical activity measures and longitudinal knee structural damage. ACSEP Scientific conference 2019 in Queenstown, NZ.
MRI abnormalities are common in Australian Rules Football players but their clinical relevance varies: a longitudinal study. ACSEP Registrar conference 2019 in Queenstown, NZ.
Association between objectively assessed physical activity and disease progression in a population-based sample of ankylosing spondylitis patients. European League Against Rheumatology Conference 2016 in London, UK
Predictors and clinical factors associated with change in spinal-bone inflammation assessed on MRI over 2 years. The Australian and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society Conference 2015 in Hobart Australia.
Natural history and clinical significance of cartilage defects in a mid-life cohort. Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress 2015 in Seattle, Washington.
Predictors and clinical factors associated with change in spinal inflammation assessed on MRI over 2 years: data from Tasmanian ankylosing spondylitis study. American College of Rheumatology Conference 2015 in San Francisco, USA.
Predictors of and longitudinal factors associated with change in pain, stiffness and physical function over 8 years in a midlife cohort with a low prevalence of knee osteoarthritis. American College of Rheumatology Conference 2015 in San Francisco, USA.
Natural history and clinical significance of meniscal tears in a mid-life cohort. Australian Rheumatology Association Conference in Hobart 2014, Australia.
A family history of knee joint replacement increases the progression of knee radiographic osteoarthritis and cartilage volume loss over 10 years. American College of Rheumatology Conference 2013 in San Diego, USA.
History of knee injury and MRI-assessed knee structure in middle and older aged adults. American College of Rheumatology Conference 2013 in San Diego, USA.
Association between hip and knee cartilage measured using radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging: the Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study. American College of Rheumatology Conference 2012 in Washington DC, USA.
Injury surveillance in Pakistan cricket in season 2010-11. World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket 2011 in Chandigarh, India.
Treatment of adductor tendinopathy in an elite male cricketer using botulinum toxin. World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket 2011 in Chandigarh, India.
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