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Dr. Celeste  Geertsema

Dr. Celeste Geertsema

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr Celeste Geertsema

Celeste Geertsema is a Sports Medicine Physician at Aspetar with her main interests being in football, skiing, snowboarding and athletes traveling. She has extensive experience working alongside FIFA in various World Cups. She was the first ever female Team Physician at the FIFA world Cup (in South Africa 2010) and also worked as FIFA Medical Officer at the Women’s Football World Cup and U17 Women’s World Cup, as well as Medical Officer at the Winter Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games.

 

Qualifications

  • 992:  MB.ChB, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 2003:  PGDipSportMed, Postgraduate Diploma of Sports Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2007:  FACSP, Fellow of Australasian College of Sports Physicians, Australia

 

Career Achievements
  • 2003–FIFA World Cup 2010: National Team Doctor: New Zealand men’s football team
  • 2007-2010: Sports Physician: Adidas Sports Medicine (FIFA Centre of Excellence)
  • 2007–2010: Medical Director of Canoe Racing New Zealand
  • 2004–2010: Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator: Postgraduate Diploma of Sports Medicine, University of Auckland
  • 2008: National Team Doctor: New Zealand Team at FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup
  • 2006: National Team Doctor: New Zealand Winter Olympics team in Torino
  • 2006: National Team Doctor: New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team in Melbourne
  • 2002: Expedition Doctor, New Zealand Mt Everest expedition
  • 1997: Expedition Doctor, Mt Aconcagua expedition

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