Dr James Ooi 


Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP); ACSEP Examination Reviewer and Assessor; & Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

Dr James Ooi carved a career in sports and exercise medicine through a passion for applying the principles of elite healthcare for the general public. James was granted the Monash University Scholarship for Excellence in recognition of academic achievement. After graduating with honours in 2016, he trained at The Alfred Hospital, culminating in his role as trauma registrar for the state service.

During this time, James undertook further training including advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound, therapeutic injections and the Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy. He was awarded for outstanding performance in Orthopaedics.

James enjoys maintaining a broad skillset, continuing to work in emergency and assist orthopaedic surgeries, whilst being actively involved across numerous elite sports. It is an ardent passion for improved quality-of-life and functional health outcomes that guides James’ balanced holistic approach to optimising physical function.

James has a personal background in bodyweight fitness, strength and conditioning. Outside of work, you are likely to find James savouring a coffee whilst watching David Attenborough’s latest or training for Australian Ninja Warrior.

James is the current Chief Medical Officer for The Combat Institute of Australia (CombatAUS).

Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist/Hand Injuries
  • Knee, Ankle and Foot Conditions
  • Active Rehabilitation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Jumping Sports: Basketball, Athletics, Football
  • Racquet Sports: Tennis, Squash, Badminton
  • Bodyweight Sports: Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, Martial Arts, Ninja Warrior/Obstacle Racing, Calisthenics

Please note, whilst we have listed specific areas of interest for our practitioners, this does not mean they are limited to only the topics listed. All of our sport physicians are thoroughly trained in every aspect of the musculoskeletal system; the subjects noted above are simply areas of personal interest, not expertise.


  • MBBS (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy

Previous & current sporting club associations

Australian Rules Football Southern Zebras VFL/Southern Saints VFLW Doctor (2022)
Footscray Bulldogs VFL/VFLW Doctor (2018 – 2019)
University Blues Football Club Doctor (2018)
Basketball Australia Men’s Basketball Team “Boomers” Travel Doctor (2022, 2024)
· Dubai, Kazakhstan (2022), Indonesia (2024)
WNBL Southside Flyers Game Day Doctor (2022)
NBL1/WNBL1 Ballarat Miners Team Doctor (2020 – 2021)
Combat Sport CombatAUS Chief Medical Officer (2024)
Victorian Amateur Boxing League Ringside Doctor (2022)
K1 Amateur Kickboxing Ringside Doctor (2021 – 2022)
Cycling AusCycling Road National Championships Event Doctor (2021, 2022)
Endurance Warburton Trail Fest Event Doctor (2021)
Football (Soccer) FIFA Women’s World Cup Independent Concussion Assessment Rehabilitation Service (2023)
Western United FC Away Team Doctor (2021)
A-League Match Day Doctor (2019)
FFA Cup Match Day Doctor (2019)
Gymnastics Australian Gymnastics Championships Principal Doctor (2022, 2023)
Gymnastics Australia National Clubs Carnival Doctor (2022 – 2024)
Rugby Union & League Super Rugby Super Rugby HIA Doctor (2022)
NRL U19 Field of Play Doctor (2022)
Super W Rugby Match Day Doctor (2020)
Sport Climbing IFSC Oceanic Championships (Olympic Games Qualifier) Doctor (2023)
Victorian State Bouldering Titles Medical Officer (2022)
Swimming FINA World Swimming Championships Event Doctor (2022)

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