Melbourne VIC, Australia, 21 June 2017 |

Highly credentialed senior medical practitioner Dr Carolyn Broderick has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for Tennis Australia.

Dr Broderick’s impressive resume includes:

  • Team Physician, Australian Fed Cup team since 2007
  • Deputy Medical Director, Australian Olympic Team, Rio 2016 Olympics
  • Medical Director, Australian Team, Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing China 2014
  • Physician, Australian Olympic Team, London 2012 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
  • Head of Clinical Services, Children’s Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine,  UNSW Sydney
  • Team Physician, Australian Women’s Basketball Team (Opals) 1996-2001
  • Member, NRL Medical Advisory Panel since 2015.

As a leading practitioner and scholar in sports medicine, Dr Broderick will be responsible for athlete performance, including coordinating and improving sport medicine infrastructure and support, as well as Australian Open services.

“I’m very excited about my appointment and look forward to working with tennis players of all ages,” Dr Broderick said.

“It is a great privilege to work with the organising team of the Australian Open to help deliver what I believe is one of the best sporting events in the world.”

“We are delighted to welcome Carolyn to the Tennis Australia team as Chief Medical Officer,” Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said.

“We’ve worked closely with Carolyn for many years through her roles with both the Olympics and our Fed Cup team, and know what a wealth of experience and knowledge she will bring to the organisation.

“We look forward to working with Carolyn as she continues to improve guidelines of professional practice for Sports Physicians, explore emerging medical specialists programs and most importantly, ensure that our athletes continue to get the best medical service and support possible.”

Dr Broderick takes over the role from Dr Tim Wood who has stepped down after 16 years of distinguished service.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank Dr Tim Wood for his professionalism and leadership throughout his tenure, and his invaluable contribution to the Australian Open and the physical wellbeing of all our athletes,” Mr Tiley said.

Dr Broderick will start official duties in August 2017.