Meet Our Team

Dr. Anna Zickerman
                   
Sports Medicine Specialist, Founder and Medical Director. PGA Accredited Clinician
Dr. Anna Zickerman
MBChB, MSc, JCPTGP, FFSEM, PGCE, MSKUS

Swedish born and Dubai raised, Dr Zickerman qualified from Leicester University as a Family Practitioner, completed her MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Nottingham and gained her Fellowship in Ireland. She worked in primary care musculoskeletal clinics in the UK, with links to Leicester City FC, Leicester Tigers RFC and Loughborough Athletics. After establishing herself as a specialist in Dubai in 2007, Dr Zickerman founded UPANDRUNNING in 2010. She treats a range of patients and international athletes, and is an accredited doctor for the PGA European and Middle East golf tours.

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Dr Lawrence Lear Dubai
Dr Lawrence Lear
                   
Specialist Family Medicine
Dr Lawrence Lear
MBBS FRCGP MSc SEM

Before moving to Dubai, Dr. Lawrence has been a GP in the UK for 28 years and senior partner of a busy 14,000 patient practice. He has a keen interest in Sports Medicine and was awarded a MSc through the University of Bath. He had the great privilege of working in the Sports Medicine Polyclinic at the London 2012 Olympics. His academic interests include adolescent rugby injuries having worked closely with the English RFU and caring for and studying two large rugby playing public schools for many years. His primary specialty is family medicine.

Dr Gustavo Reque Rydberg
Dr. Gustavo Reque Rydberg
                   
General Practitioner, Special interest in Sports Medicine
Dr. Gustavo Reque Rydberg
MBBS, MSc Sports Med, MSc Pain Med Dip. MSK US Medical Osteopath

Holds multiple qualifications in Sports medicine, Musculoskeletal pain management, MSK ultrasound, and Osteopathy. He specialises in treating Musculoskeletal pain, back pain, including uncommon pathology such as peripheral nerve entrapments. Before moving to Dubai, Dr Gus worked in private practice as MSK/Sports medicine specialist & Osteopath in Spain. Furthermore, he was the Medical Director of the Andalusian and Spanish Karate federations for over 10 years. Dr Gus continues to hunger for further learning opportunities and was delighted to be accepted into the Sports Medicine Diploma sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. He is a renowned medical lecturer on MSK pain management at the University of Montpellier, France, and Interventional Pain Medicine Diploma in Seoul, Korea.

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Dr Robert Kempers
                   
Consultant Sports Medicine
Dr Robert Kempers
MD. MSc. BSc.

Dr Kempers is a Sports Medicine Consultant with a special interest in exercise physiology and human movement. Alongside his position at UPANDRUNNING, he remains as medical coordinator and physician of the Dutch National Cycling Federation, for which he was the Team NL physician for the London and Rio Olympics and the 2014 European Games. He was a past team physician for UCI ProTour teams such Team LottoNL - Jumbo and Argos-Shimano. Dr Kempers treats all musculoskeletal concerns such as neck-shoulder pain, back pain, headache, hip, knee and foot problems. He also consults on performance loss, altitude training as a tool to improve condition and rehabilitation after inactivity, operation or illness. As a competitive triathlete, he has an interest in all sports and is particularly interested the mechanics of human movement – completing both Biomedical Health Science and Physical Therapy degrees. Dr Kempers speaks English, French, Dutch and German.

Dr. Tom Saw
                   
Consultant Family Medicine, Special interest in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. PGA Accredited Clinician.
Dr. Tom Saw
MA, MB, BChir, MRCS, MRCGP, MFSEM (UK), DipSEM, DipOccMed

Tom qualified from Cambridge University Medical School before undertaking a surgical rotation in Norwich and Cambridge. He went on to work as Richard Villar’s Hip Research Fellow while completing his Sports Medicine degree. Following this he worked as a GP with a special interest in Sports Medicine before moving full-time as Medical Director for the Blackberry Clinic Group in the UK. He underwent his spinal injection training with the Spine Intervention Society in America and Holland and has been undertaking complex spinal injections to the neck and lower back for pain management since 2005. He has been working with UPANDRUNNING since 2014. He works with elite athletes in UAE and the UK and has close links with the GB Rowing team, Premiereship Football teams and the Professional Jockeys Association. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, Triathlons, slowly and skiing.

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