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Dr Richard Saw

Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrar
Olympic Park Campus


Richard Saw has joined the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre Team in 2016 as a third-year registrar with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians. 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

Saw, R., Dennis, R.J., Bentley, D. and Farhart, P., Throwing workload and injury risk in elite cricketers. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2011, 45(10):805-808.
Saw, Richard, et al. "Injuries in Australian Rules Football: An Overview of Injury Rates, Patterns, and Mechanisms Across All Levels of Play." Sports Health (2017): 1941738117726070.
Shaw L, Orchard J, Saw R, Finch CF. Injury surveillance in the professional football codes: an overview of current data collection, injury definition and reporting practices. Minerva Ortopedica E Traumatologica. 2017.

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