MB ChB 2000 Auckland; FACSP 2008


James has extensive sports medicine experience having worked in a number of leading practices in Australasia over the last decade - including the Foot and Ankle centre in Adelaide and Olympic Park Sports Medicine in Melbourne. He has an interest in rugby medicine and for the last 2 seasons has been working full time as team doctor for the Chiefs super rugby franchise, enjoying back to back titles. He was the tournament physician for the Heineken Open tennis tournament for five years, previously ran the Auckland University post-graduate diploma in sports medicine as a senior lecturer and is a sports medicine reviewer for the British Medical Journal. He is co-author of the sports medicine research review, which regularly updates New Zealand subscribers on cutting edge sports medicine research.

He is now back permanently at Unisports and continuing his passion for top quality sport and exercise medicine advice.


  • Rugby medicine

Title or Designation

Sport and Exercise Physician

Full NZ Registration Date

29 November 2000

Vocational Scope

Sport and Exercise Medicine

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Contact Details

Dr James McGarvey is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

Our opening hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday.

For all referrals please email: referrals@axissportsmedicine.co.nz