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A. (Adam) Weir, MD, PhD

Sports physician

  • Department
  • Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
  • Focus area
  • Hip and groin injuries in athletes. Muscle and tendon injuries.



I am a British born sports medicine physician and have been living in Holland since 2001. I love my job at Erasmus where I get to combine seeing patients, doing research and sharing my knowledge through education.

Field(s) of expertise

Groin pain and injuries in athletes

Hip pain and  injuries in athletes

Muscle and tendon injuries in sport


Education and career

I went to medical school in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK. I did sports medicine elective in Melbourne Australia and also worked in Australian outback for 6 months.
I did my sports medicine specialist training at the Hague Medical Centre in Holland (MCH - 2003-2007) Completed my PhD on groin injuries in athletes at the University of Utrecht in 2011
Helped found the Erasmus MC Academic centre for hip and groin injuries in 2017.


Publications on pubmed

Publications & Profile on PURE

Teaching activities

Medical student education
Sports physiotherapy education
Member of the Dutch sports medical association annual conference
Speaking at National and international conferences

Other positions

I am a sports physician in Haarlem (Sport beweegkliniek Haarlem)

Associate editor British Journal Sports medicine

Editor in chief Dutch sports medicine journal (Geneeskunde en sport)



Current research projects

Involved in many ongoing projects including
- PhD project in Aspetar on diagnosis of longstanding groin pain in athletes (W Heijboer)
- Post doc research in Aspetar on acute groin pain and mapping of groin pain (A Serner)
- PhD project youth groin pain and growth (O Materne)
- Hip muscle strength in hockey players (T Beddows)
- reliability of measuring core strength in athletes (M Mulder)
- Groin injuries in female football (M Grotenboer / R de Haan)
- Injuries in callisthenics athletes (Y Mohaammed)
- PRP in ankle osteoarthritis (AMC-VU - L Padget)
- Development of CAM in youth athletes (P van Klij)