Dr Martin Smith

Sports Medicine Registrar

Dr Martin Smith graduated from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom in 2012, before completing his initial two post-graduate years working in the NHS. After moving to Australia in 2014, he has spent time training in Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedics as a Registrar at Gold Coast University Hospital, before enrolling in Sports Medicine training.

Dr Smith has a particular interest in both codes of rugby, as well as athlete screening and inherited cardiac disorders. He has been club doctor for Morningside Panthers Australian Rules Club, whilst also performing match day duties for multiple teams and events.

Having been a former State level cricketer, he has a keen interest in injuries associated with this sport. He also specializes in the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, shoulder, knee, foot and ankle pain, as well as tendinopathies and the management of fractures. 

Dr Smith is actively involved in research and has conducted research into inherited cardiomyopathies, as well as sports-related hand and ankle injuries. He has presented talks at a local and state level with respect to management of acute shoulder injuries, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Dr Smith does not need a GP referral to see patients, and has the same ability to access rapid appointments for radiology, and if necessary to refer on for surgical opinion.