Dr Broderick makes Green and Gold history
Dr Carolyn Broderick is set to make history as the first female Medical Director of the Australian Olympic team at the 2024 Paris Games.
Dr Broderick is a Staff Specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Children's Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine (CHISM), located at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and has tended to children with sports and exercise-related issues for the past two decades, while also helping children with chronic diseases like haemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and cancer, reach their full potential.
Now, with a new cohort under her care, Dr Broderick will help provide crucial support to the Australian Olympic team as they vie for gold.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has described the move as a critical appointment and Dr Broderick says she is honoured for the opportunity.
“It’s a great privilege to be part of his team to ensure the health of each individual representing Australia in these challenging times,” Dr Broderick said in an AOC statement.
The Australian Olympic team will be in safe hands with Dr Broderick at the helm as she brings a wealth of expertise and experience in elite sports, having worked in various senior medical positions.
Dr Broderick was the Chief Medical Officer of Tennis Australia and The Australian Open. She held the role as Deputy Medical Director for the Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Games, was Team Physician at the 2012 London and 2000 Sydney Games, and the Medical Director the Australian Youth Olympic Team in 2014.
She has also been a member of the AOC Medical Commission (2013-2016), the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee, and the Medical Advisory Panel for the NRL.
Dr Broderick’s achievement is a testament to her hard work and dedication to providing the very best care to elite athletes, as well as the children within our Network.
Congratulation Dr Broderick on this fantastic achievement.