Dr Ruben Branson

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Ruben Branson

Dr. Ruben Branson

Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician


MSc Gen Prac (UK), FRACGP

About Dr. Ruben Branson

Dr Branson works full time in Sport and Exercise Medicine and has a particular interest in biological interventions for joint and tendon problems.

Dr Branson qualified in medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1995. Following this he worked in General Practice in London and achieved Honours in the MRCGP General Practice exam. He then completed a Master’s degree in General Practice at Kings College London achieving Distinction and published his research in the prestigious British Medical Journal.

Dr Branson realised early in his career that exercise is essential to health and wellbeing and moved to Melbourne in 2003 to pursue a full time career in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine and carried out research into hamstring injuries in Australian Rules Football. He then joined the Australasian College of Sports Physicians specialist training program, successfully completing the fellowship exam in 2012.

He has worked with a variety of professional sporting teams and organisations at local, national and international level and is currently Chief Medical Officer for the Collingwood Football Club

Dr Branson has contributed to team success with clubs he has worked with including successful grand final campaigns with Collingwood in 2010, Melbourne Storm in 2009 and 2012 and a successful Australian Paralympics Team campaign in Beijing 2008.

Dr Branson has also worked with the A League, national junior and international visiting soccer teams. He has also worked in many multisport events including the Commonwealth Games, University Games and Triathlon events and also in endurance mountain bike racing, being the event doctor for the Kona 24 hour mountain bike race from 2003 to 2007.

In 2011 Dr Branson completed a fellowship year at Sydney Sports Medicine Centre and New South Wales Institute of Sport where he further developed his interest in biological interventions for joint and tendon problems.

Having worked in a variety of sports at the elite level Dr Branson aims to bring this level of care and understanding to elite, non-elite and sedentary individuals alike.  His goal is to allow people to continue to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout life regardless of age.

His current research interests include interventional therapies for tendon problems.

Ruben is also actively involved in the trialling of the new treatment for osteoarthritis with the medication called Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium (PPS). PPS is used to treat the bone marrow oedema associated with osteoarthritis. 

When not working Dr Branson enjoys spending time cycling and trying to keep up with his cycling friends on Beach Road. He has previously competed in mountain bike endurance events, criterium races, and has completed ‘Around the Bay in a Day’ and the ‘Alpine Classic’ on a few occasions. He has a wife and two young daughters and now balances his passion for sport with his family life and love of good food.  


FACSEP (Fellow Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physician)
Msc General Practice
MBChB University of Glasgow
BSc (Hons) - Psychology University College London
MRCGP (Honours) - MSc General Practice (Distinction) Kings College London

Involvement with Teams and Associations

Chief Medical Officer Collingwood Football Club
2017 - Current
Sydney Swans AFL Game day doctor Victorian games
2016 - 2017
Chief Medical Officer, Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club
Team Doctor Collingwood Football Club
Team Doctor Melbourne University Blues Australian Rules Football Club
2004 - 2005
International Liaison Doctor Football Federation Australia
Team Doctor Australian Paralympic team Beijing
Medical Officer Masters Games Alice Springs
Team Doctor NBL Australian All-stars Team China
Australian Under 17s National Soccer team doctor Indonesia
Medical officer Super Sprint Triathlon Summer Series, Melbourne
2003 - 2007
Kona 24 hour mountain bike endurance event Doctor
2007 - 2008
Event Doctor Track cycling events Vodafone Arena
Chief Medical Officer Australian Team - World University Games, Bangkok
Australian under 18s National Soccer team Doctor USA Trip
Medical Officer Australian Youth Olympics
Sports Medical officer - World Swimming Championships, Melbourne
2004 - 2006
Medical Officer Australian National University Games
Senior Medical Officer Commonwealth Games Melbourne
Expedition Doctor Oxfam Cycle China Challenge

Contact Dr. Ruben Branson

To get in touch with Dr. Ruben Branson please feel free to contact Sportsmed Biologic on 1300 858 860 or email us at info@sportsmedbiologic.com.au and we will assist with your query.


Our Team
Clubs we work with
Melbourne City Football Club Northern Blues Football Club Collingwood Football Club Eastern Ranges Football Club Sydney Swans AFL Carlton Football Club Box Hill Rugby Union Club Eastern Football League (EFL)
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