Dr Patrick Sunderland


Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician


03 9426 6222


(03) 9426 6111

Dr Patrick Sunderland completed his medical degree in 2011. He spent the first years of his career at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne gaining experience in the fields of orthopaedics, general medicine and general surgery. He later moved into critical care, gaining skills in airway management, emergency medicine and anaesthesia.

His lifelong passion for sport steered his career to sports medicine and he obtained his specialist qualifications with a fellowship of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians.

Patrick has extensive sports medicine experience working with several different teams. He is the current Chief Medical Officer at Essendon Football Club in the AFL. He also works at the Victorian Institute of Sport helping a range of elite athletes manage their injuries as well as their general health concerns.

He enjoys assisting patients of all ages, sports and abilities with a goal to promote exercise as a lifelong prescription for good health and a healthy lifestyle. He is passionate about treating all musculoskeletal injuries – recreational, elite or work related.

Patrick’s passion for sport continues on a personal level keeping active whenever possible between work and spending time with his wife and three young children.