Dr. Yorck Olaf Schumacher


Dr. Yorck Olaf Schumacher

Sports Medicine Physician and Head of Sub-specialty medicine

Dr. Yorck Olaf Schumacher completed his medical studies in Germany and South Africa. He obtained specialisation in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine and was appointed Professor for Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine at the University of Freiburg, Germany.         Since 2012, he has joined Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital.

He has been team physician for the German Olympic Team since 2000 and attended many international sporting events in that function.

His research interest ranges from Sports Science and Physiology to clinical Sports medicine, his focus during the last years was on Sports Hematology and the adaptation of the hematological system of the athlete to different environments.


  • Dr. med.
  • 2004 Specialisation in Internal Medicine
  • 2004: Sports Medicine
  • 1999: Sub-specialisation in Emergency Medicine


Main area(s) of expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Haematology and Biochemistry
  • Exercise Testing and Performance Evaluation