Dr Carmel Goodman is a Sports Medicine Physician in with a special interest in Menstrual Disorders, Sports Injuries and Sports Medicine.
She obtained Springbok colours for swimming at the age of 13yrs, and captained and represented South Africa during her high school career at King David. She won two Gold Medals at Maccabi Games in Israel during her matric year. Carmel owes a huge debt of gratitude to the dedication of the teachers at King David for ensuring her academic standards did not suffer as a result of her dedication to swimming. The school even created the first “golden Honours” blazer in recognition of her achievements!
She went on to study Medicine at Wits University and then specialise as a Sports Physician in Australia. Today she is the Medical Director at the West Australian Institute of Sport a post she has held since 1990. She is responsible for coordinating the care of National and Olympic athletes based in Western Australia. She is also involved in lecturing and postgraduate research supervision in the area of Sports Medicine at The University of Western Australia and have co-authored numerous papers in this area.
She has attended the Olympic and Commonwealth Games as the Team Doctor since 2000 and was awarded the Sports Medicine Australia medal for outstanding contribution to a team in the field of sports medicine.