Dr Susan White

Dr Susan White is a Specialist Sports and Exercise Physician who has been practicing at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne for over 20 years. Her original medical training was at Monash University and then at Prince Henry’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, graduating in 1989.

Dr White was the in the first group of four doctors that completed the fellowship training for the new Sports Physicians’ College and became the first trained Sports and Exercise Physician in Victoria in 1996. Since then she has been to three Paralympic Games, five Olympic Games, many Commonwealth Games and World Championships in roles ranging from Team Physician to Medical Director as well as International Medical Commission and Australian Olympic Commission roles. She has been team doctor for the Melbourne Vixens netball team for many years and the Team Doctor and Chief Medical Officer for Australian Netball for almost 10 years. She has had similar roles with Swimming Australia and Victorian Rowing.

Dr White was an inaugural member of ASDMAC, the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee in 1999 and has served on this Committee since, until being appointed Chair in 2013. She is also on a number of international committees including the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Therapeutic Use Expert Group, as well as previous roles with FINA’s (International Swimming) Doping Control Review Board and the International Paralympic Committee. Dr White also sits on many Australian tribunals to consider anti-doping rule violations, some of these include the AFL Tribunal and Cricket Australia’s Anti-Doping Tribunal.

Dr White is also on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and the British Journal of Sports Medicine and holds an Adjunct Senior Lecturer position in the Department of Medicine and Surgery at Monash University, predominantly supervising Bachelor of Medical Science students in research projects on various sporting injuries.

In 2016 she was awarded a Fellowship of Monash University. Dr White lives in Melbourne and has three children, four stepchildren and one large blonde Labrador.