Dr Jarrad Van Zuydam
Jarrad studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. He completed his diploma in anaesthesia in 2009 and spent some time practising anaesthesia in the public and private health sectors.
His passion for sport led him to enroll for a Master of Science Degree in sports medicine at the University of Pretoria where he graduated with distinction. Since then he has worked with various sports teams at university and provincial level. Being a cyclist himself, Jarrad has a special interest in cycling medicine and endurance sport medicine in general. He is a CSA level 1 cycling coach and the former head team doctor for the Dimension Data pro cycling team (previously MTN Qhubeka). He is currently a team physician for UAE Team Emirates. His work within professional cycling has led him to the far corners of the world and the world's biggest cycling events.
His other interests include exercise as a treatment modality for chronic disease and athlete performance monitoring.
Jarrad is a SASMA member in good standing.
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