Dr Roger Hawkes MB ChB Dip. Sports Med. FFSEM (UK& Ire) is a consultant Sport and Exercise Physician and the Chief Medical Officer of the European Tour (golf) and has been the European Team Doctor at the last 4 Ryder Cups including the remarkable turnabout in Chicago in September 2012.
He started his sports medicine career while in general practice in the early 90s he was the Medical Officer for Tamworth Football Club and the Tamworth Trojans American Football team. He devised the first exercise referral system in Tamworth and was vociferous in promoting the role of exercise in the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. He is particularly interested in wrist, elbow and shoulder problems and promotes the use of diagnostic ultrasound in clinic to provide, where possible, “one stop” opinions and treatment. His sports medicine training culminated in acceptance onto the new sport and exercise specialist register in 2010. He is an elected member of the Council of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
He has been worked for the European Tour for 20 years and was appointed in 2007 as their Chief Medical Officer. He has been involved in the research and development of medical services for Tour players, caddies and staff and leads a strong academic board and is about to publish 2 papers on wrist injuries in golf. He was also been involved in the development of an anti-doping policy for the European Tour and its integration into world golf. He is also the Medical Director of POMS, an NHS musculoskeletal service for Stoke and Staffordshire Partnership Trust and is the senior partner with Sports Medicine Partners in Lichfield. In December 2012 he was appointed as an Honorary Consultant at University College Hospital in London and as an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at UCL.