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Dr Robin Chatterjee is a Consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine. He specialises in bone, muscle & joint pain of unknown cause. He is experienced in sport and dance related injuries; explores the role of sleep, hormones, stress, nutrition and physical activity in pain using both traditional and cutting edge regenerative techniques.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Sports and exercise
Musculoskeletal Medicine

Professional profile

Dr Chatterjee has trained in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine in various prestigious establishments such as Charing Cross Hospital, Queen Mary University of London, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital.

Prior to his career as a specialist, Dr Chatterjee worked as a qualified GP, in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine for a number of years both in the UK and Australia.

He is the peer elected General Secretary of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and also on the research committee of the European College of Sport & Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP)

Current Roles Elsewhere

  • Lead Sport & Exercise Medicine doctor at West Ham United Football Club Academy: June 2019 till present
  • Sport & Exercise Medicine physician at London Broncos Rugby Football League first team, academy and scholars team: February 2017 till present
  • Musculoskeletal medicine physician at St George's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London: February 2017 till present

Previous Experience

  • Tottenham Hotspur FC U18 and ladies team
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Royal Ballet School
  • Team England ladies hockey team
  • Lawn Tennis Association
  • IAAF world para-athletic and athletic championships
  • Brentford Football Club academy
  • Virgin London Marathon
  • Dextro Energy ITU Triathlon World Championship Finals

Publications and research interests

  • Low vitamin D as a cause of low back pain
  • Mental health in sport
  • Physical activity guidelines
  • Intersection syndrome as a cause of wrist pain
  • Plantar plate tear as a cause of foot pain
  • Parsonage Turner Syndrome causing shoulder pain
  • Elbow and heel pain of unknown cause
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment syndrome as a cause of leg pain

Clinical interests

  • Musculoskeletal pain of unknown cause
  • Sports and dance injuries
  • Diagnostic ultrasonography and ultrasound guided injections

Current posts

  • Consultant in Musculoskeletal Medicine
    St George's NHS University Foundation Trust
  • Lead academy doctor
    West Ham United Football Club
  • Sport & Exercise Medicine pitchside physician
    London Broncos Rugby Football League Club

Current teaching posts

  • London Deanery Sport & Exercise Medicine Higher Specialist Training Programme
    Queen Mary University of London
  • Visiting lecturer in Sport & Exercise Medicine
    London Deanery Sport & Exercise Medicine training programme

Awards and accolades

  • BASEM Travelling Fellowship awarded for furthering education and research into musculoskeletal pain of unknown cause and functional medicine, February 2019
  • BASEM External meeting sponsorship award given for attendance of cadaveric musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injection course, October 2018
  • 3rd most read and downloaded research study in the British Journal of General Practice in 2017. The study was on GPs' knowledge, use and confidence of national physical activity guidelines
  • Dr Vivien Lane Foundation Scholarship for ground breaking research in low vitamin D levels as a cause of non-specific chronic low back pain, June 2016
  • AXA PPP Healthcare award given for innovative research looking at mechanisms behind the release of alkaline phosphatase from osteoblasts, January 2004

Medical training

Year qualified 2004
  • University of Liverpool (MBChB) 1998-2003
  • University of Liverpool (MMedSci) 2003-2004

Languages spoken



Who makes up the team for musculoskeletal rehabilitation?
Health Awareness
Rehabilitating a musculoskeletal (MSK) problem is a complex issue; an individualised programme involving several stages, and several healthcare professionals is needed.
That nagging pain you just can’t put your finger on: Musculoskeletal disorders of unknown cause
Chiswick Herald
Whilst in an ideal world we would avoid them altogether, the benefit of a trauma-based injury is the speed at least at which a diagnosis can be made.
Queen Elizabeth II height: How tall is the Queen - and how much has she shrunk?
Daily Express


The effect of low vitamin D on chronic non-specific low back pain: A systematic review
Authors: Robin Chatterjee, Stephanie Hemmings, Markus Laupheimer
Year: 2016
Published by: International Musculoskeletal Medicine
Diagnosis and management of intersection syndrome as a cause of wrist pain
Authors: Robin Chatterjee, Jay Vyas
Year: 2016
Published by: British Medical Journal Case Reports
Diagnosis and management of plantar plate tear in an elite 400m athlete
Authors: Robin Chatterjee, Nikos Malliaropoulos, Nat Padhiar
Year: 2016
Published by: Journal of Musculoskeletal Research

Personal interests

Outside of work, I'm a devoted husband and father, PADI certified diver, keen amateur cook and avid Liverpool supporter!