The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. — William Osler
Dr Robin Chatterjee is a specialist doctor in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine. He has a particular interest in bone, muscle or joint pain of unknown cause, where he explores the role of sleep, hormones, diet & nutrition and stress & mental well-being as factors responsible for the pain.
Prior to his career as a specialist, Dr Chatterjee has worked as a GP, as well as in Emergency Care, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine for several years. Within these roles, he has had the privilege of working as a frontline doctor in terrorist attacks; memorably acting as a BBC Correspondent during one particular terror attack in Thailand.
Dr Chatterjee has won awards both for his research on vitamin D deficiency as a cause of low back pain and his study on GP knowledge of physical activity guidelines. He is currently on the research committee of the European College of Sport & Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP) and is a lecturer on the MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine course at Queen Mary University of London. Most recently, Dr Chatterjee been peer elected as General Secretary of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM).
Summary of Experience
- London Broncos Rugby League: First, Academy and Scholars teams
- Millwall FC
- FC Academies: Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Brentford
- Team England Ladies Hockey team, London
- Lawn Tennis Association: medical and movement screening
- Dance Medicine, Royal Ballet School
- NHS Musculoskeletal clinics; Battersea Healthcare, SW London
- General Practitioner, London
- Previous: Anaesthetist in Chronic Pain and Intensive Care; Queensland, Australia
- Int’l Competition experience: IAAF World Para-athletic and Athletic Championships, London 2017; Virgin London Marathon, 2014; Dextro Energy ITU Triathlon World Championship Finals, London 2013