Dr. Stephen Targett


Dr. Stephen Targett

Sports Medicine Physician & Athlete Screening Coordinator

Dr Stephen Targett

Dr Stephen Targett is a Sports Medicine Physician who specialises in Sports Injury Management and has a strong background in event and team medical coverage. For over 20 years, Dr Targett has acquired extensive experience as Team Physician of numerous professional sporting teams and was Medical Director of the New Zealand Rugby Union for eight years and the Rugby World Cup Tournament in 2011. Furthermore, he has published numerous articles on sports injuries.



  • MB ChB 1987 Birmingham, England
  • FACSP 1997, Sydney, Australia
  • Dip Sports Med with distinction, 1992, London, England


Career Achievements
  • 2004 -2012: New Zealand Rugby Union, Medical Director
  • 2011 New Zealand Tournament Medical Director Rugby World Cup
  • 2004- 2011: IRB Medical Advisory Board / Special interest group member
  • 1997-2007:Senior Clinical Lecturer Sports Medicine, Otago University
  • 1996 – 2012: Founder and Director Capital Sports Medicine Clinic, Wellington New Zealand
  • 2013: IRB Anti-doping Judicial Board Panel Member