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Dr. Louis Holtzhausen

Dr. Louis Holtzhausen

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr Louis Holtzhausen is a Sports Medicine Physician at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College in Qatar.   He is the former head of the Division Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He holds an M Phil (Sports Medicine) from the University of Cape Town, a Fellowship of the Academy of Family Physicians of South Africa, a PhD in Health Professions Education and a Fellowship of the American College of Sports Medicine.  His current special interests include sport related concussion management, undergraduate and graduate sports medicine education.

Career Achievements:

Team physician for many elite and professional sports teams for 25 years including athletics, rugby, cricket, hockey and the South African Olympic team.  He is a past president, honorary and life member of the South African Sports Medicine Association.  He introduced Exercise is Medicine® in South Africa and Africa.

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