Dr Dan Bates

Dr Dan Bates

Position: Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist
Categories: Sports and Exercise Medicine Especialist
Location: Balwyn

Dan is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist. He is the Managing Director at Metro Pain Group and Metro Pain Research Institute and is the Chairman of the Board at Monash House Private Hospital.

Dan works full time with people suffering back, neck and joint pain. Prior to this he worked extensively in Sports Medicine and for multiple professional and national sporting teams. He was the head doctor at Australian Football League teams Melbourne and North Melbourne.

His research career has been broad covering exercise induced asthma, examination techniques, biologics, osteoarthritis, chronic pain and neuromodulation. He is the managing director of Metro Pain Research Institute (MPRI) which runs multiple first-in-man studies in pain.

He lectures nationally and internationally regularly, has three kids and the world’s most tolerant wife.


  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (HONS))

  • Bachelor of Medicine (B.Med)

  • Fellow of the Australian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FACSEM)

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