Dr. Gary Zimmerman completed his medical training with honours at the University of Melbourne in 1980. He has been a full time Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician since 1983. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation in 1988. He attained the Foundation Fellowship of the Australian College of Sports Physicians in 1991 and became a Foundation Fellow of Sports and Exercise Medicine (United Kingdom) in 2007. Gary has a long association with AFL football having previously been club Doctor at Essendon and Richmond Football Clubs and currently Sports Physician at the Western Bulldogs Football Club where he has worked for the last 26 years.He has been actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is currently Chief Medical Officer to Racing Victoria and the Victorian Jockey Association and worked as a Sports Physician at the Australian Open Tennis for 17 years.Gary has a broad sports medicine experience, caring for recreational athletes of all ages (adults and children), musculoskeletal injuries that occur at work, home or play as well as many elite/professional athletes. He has a special interest in groin injuries in sport.