MB ChB 1982 Otago; FACSP 1993


Dr Ruth Highet, a qualified Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist and Medical Director of Wellington Sports Medicine, has provided a full time sports medicine practice since 1988.

Ruth's interest in Sports Medicine emerged during her doctor training when she started marathon running, later switching to triathlon and progressing on to NZ Triathlon Team selection for the 1990 Commonwealth Games Triathlon and several subsequent World Triathlon championships. These experiences enable her to understand the physical and mental challenges facing athletes at all levels of training and performance.

Ruth has been heavily involved in NZ sport at all levels including selections as NZ Team Doctor at Commonwealth and Olympic Games.. She is the past Medical Director of numerous sports organisations and sports events and remains a Preferred Provider for High Performance Sport NZ athletes. Ruth has a particular interest in youth sports and exercise and has had a long time close relationship with Wellington Secondary School Sport. Ruth also enjoys teaching and academic sports medicine and frequently has medical students from around the world visiting on their electives. She has trained sports and excercise medicine registrars for thie FACSEP for the past 25 years.

Ruth continues as President of the Wellington branch of Sports Medicine New Zealand; a position she has held for all bar 8 of the last 30 years.

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Title or Designation

Sports Physician

Full NZ Registration Date

23 December 1983

Vocational Scope

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Ruth Highet is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington

  • Phone

    04 909 7609