Dr Rob Collins

team-rob-bigDr Rob Collins graduated with MBBCh from the University of Witwatersrand in 1993. He had 10 years of experience as a general practitioner in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg before deciding to study sports medicine.

He obtained an MSC in sports medicine from Pretoria University in 2006. He has since established the southern suburbs branch of Sports Concussion South Africa, and was involved in establishing the southern suburbs sports medicine multi forum – a multi-disciplinary group providing continuing medical education to sports physicians, physiotherapists, biokineticists, chiropractors, podiatrists, and GPs from the area.

He is a lecturer in the Section Sports Medicine at the University of Pretoria, where he is involved in assisting with research, lecturing, and examining of post-graduate sports medicine students. He is also an examiner of post-graduate sports medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. He often gives lectures and talks on various aspects of sports medicine to colleagues and members of the public. He has published a number of articles to internationally recognised journals. He has been interviewed on national radio and television regarding various issues related to sports medicine.

He serves as a tribunal member on the South African Institute of Drug-free Sport’s disciplinary committees.

He was appointed at The Golden Lions Rugby Union as a team physician from the 2010 Super 14 season, where he continues as the senior team physician for Currie Cup and Super Rugby.

He also works as a sports physician at Active Sports and Rehabilitation Centre in Brackenhurst, Alberton, Johannesburg.