Last updated on: 11/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Susan L. White, MBBS Biography

Title:
Sports Physician for the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Doping authorities are further ahead than they have ever been, but awareness that doping is prevalent in sport is also greater than it has ever been. With current antidoping policies, authorities greatly decrease the widespread use of dangerous substances in sport. However the difficulties with enforcing prohibitions lead to many areas of controversy. It is planned that subtle ongoing changes will be made to the WADA Code, making it necessary for all medical practitioners who treat athletes to know how to check up-to-date lists of legal drugs and substances.”

“The Use and Misuse of Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport,” The Medical Journal of Australia, Feb. 6, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sports Physician, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre (OPSMC)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Swimming Australia (National Sporting Organization)
  • Team Doctor, Melbourne Vixens Netball Team
  • Member, Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee
  • Advisor, Sports Medicine Australia Women in Sport Working Group
  • Member, International Netball Federations Medical Commission
  • Member, Australian Cricket Board Antidoping Tribunal
  • Book Review Editor, British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Editorial Board Member, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Former Team Doctor, Australian Swim Team-Beijing Olympics, 2008
  • Former Medical Executive, Melbourne Commonwealth Games, 2006
  • Former Team Doctor, Australian Netball Team, 1997-2003
  • Former Medical Officer, Olympic Rowing Venue, Sydney, 2000
  • Former Team Doctor, The Victorian Institute of Sport Rowing Squad, 1992-2000
  • Former Member, Australian Football League Umpires Association, 1996-1999
  • Former Team Doctor, Australian Paralympic Team, 1992, 1996
  • Former Team Doctor, Australian Institute of Sport Netball Team, 1995
Education:
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery), Monash University
Other:
  • Fellow, Australasian College of Sports Physicians
Quoted in:
  1. Why Are Some Performance Enhancing Drugs Legal While Others Are Banned?