Dr Robin Chakraverty works at BMI The Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham where he sees athletes and non-athletes with acute or chronic musculoskeletal injury or pain.
After qualifying in medicine (1986, Cardiff) he later trained at the London College of Osteopathic Medicine (1997) and subsequently worked in the Spinal Unit at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Birmingham from 1999-2008 where he developed a particular expertise in fluoroscopically guided spinal injections for acute and chronic back related symptoms. This remains his particular area of interest.
He became significantly more involved in sports medicine since 2008 and is the Chief Medical Officer for British Athletics. His work in sport means that he takes care of the health and injury management of Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic track and field athletes from the National Performance institute in Loughborough and will lead the medical team in the forthcoming Rio Olympics.