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Dr Richard Saw

Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician
Olympic Park Campus


Richard Saw in a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician, who first joined the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre Team in 2016. Richard is currently the Australian Men’s Cricket Team Doctor. Richard has previously worked with AFL Clubs – North Melbourne Football Club and Richmond Football Club – and a variety of other sports including with the Australian University Games Team and Gymnastics Victoria.

Outside of his work with elite sport, Richard enjoys seeing people with a variety of sports and exercise medicine complaints, of all ages and levels of activity.


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours, University of New South Wales

Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations

  • Australian Men’s Cricket Team Doctor (2017-Present)
  • Doctor- Gymnastics Victoria (2016-Present)
  • Doctor- North Melbourne Football Club (2015-2017)
  • Chief Medical Officer- AFL Umpires (2015-2017)
  • Team Doctor – Australian Under 19s Cricket (Tours of England 2015, UAE 2016)
  • Doctor- Australian World University Games Team (2015, 2017)
  • Doctor- Richmond Football Club (2014–2015)
  • AFL Doctors Association Fellowship (2014–2015)
  • Doctor – AFL Victorian Metropolitan Under 16s (2014-2015)
  • Doctor – AFL Northern Knights (TAC Cup) (2013–2014)

Research / Publications

Shaw, L., Orchard, J., Saw, R., & Finch, C. F. (2017). Injury surveillance in the professional football codes: an overview of current data collection, injury definition and reporting practices. MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA, 68(2), 110-123.
Saw, R., Finch, C. F., Samra, D., Baquie, P., Cardoso, T., Hope, D., & Orchard, J. W. (2018). Injuries in Australian rules football: an overview of injury rates, patterns, and mechanisms across all levels of play. Sports health, 10(3), 208-216.
Orchard, J. W., Saw, R., & Masci, L. (2018). The Use of Ultrasound-Guided Injections for Tendinopathies. Current Radiology Reports, 6(10), 38
Kountouris, A., Saw, R., & Saw, A. (2018). Management of Lumbar Spondylolysis in Athletes: Role of Imaging. Current Radiology Reports, 6(10), 39
Saw, R., Dennis, R. J., Bentley, D., & Farhart, P. (2011). Throwing workload and injury risk in elite cricketers. British journal of sports medicine, 45(10), 805-808

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