Dr Louis Holtzhausen is a Chief of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College in Qatar. He is the former head of the Division Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He holds an M Phil (Sports Medicine) from the University of Cape Town, a Fellowship of the Academy of Family Physicians of South Africa, a PhD in Health Professions Education and a Fellowship of the American College of Sports Medicine. His current special interests include sport related concussion management, undergraduate and graduate sports medicine education.
Team physician for many elite and professional sports teams for 25 years including athletics, rugby, cricket, hockey and the South African Olympic team. He is a past president, honorary and life member of the South African Sports Medicine Association. He introduced Exercise is Medicine® in South Africa and Africa.