• International Rugby Board (IRB) Headshots 22/2/2012 Martin Raftery, Chief Medical Officer Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

    Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland


    Dr Martin Raftery is currently Chief Medical Officer for World Rugby having been appointed in August 2011. Prior to this appointment he was Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Rugby Union from 2004-2011.

    Dr Raftery has a Fellowship from the Australasian College of Sports Physicians awarded in 1992.

    Team Physician experience includes the Wallabies from 2002-2008, NSW State of Origin Rugby League team in 2011, St George Illawarra Dragons, professional Rugby League team (1990-2006), Sydney Kings basketball (1994-98) and personal physician to a boxer who held two world titles. Dr Raftery has also worked extensively in private sports medicine practice in Australia since 1987.

    Dr Raftery currently provides injury prevention consultancy advice to teams within Rugby Union, Rugby League and Australian Football.