Dr Mark Gillett

Premier League Medical Advisor

Lead Physician Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Consultant Sports Physician Spire Hospitals UK


Mark was appointed as the Chief Medical Officer to the Premier League in November 2018 after a decade of experience as a team physician and performance director in that league. He qualified in 1992 and completed higher specialist training in Emergency Medicine in the West Midlands in 2003. He has a MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Nottingham and is a founding fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK.

From 2003-2008 he worked for the English Institute of Sport as a sports physician and in 2008 he became first team doctor at Chelsea FC, before moving to WBA FC as director of performance in 2010 and onto Nottingham Forest in 2018.

Team GB

In 2012 he was a member of Team GB at the London Olympics as Chief Medical Officer to the men’s and women’s basketball squads. He was instrumental in the development of the AREA pre-hospital care training course for the Football Association in 2008.

He is a previous chairman of the Premier League Doctors Group and was training program director for Sports & Exercise Medicine in the West Midlands from 2009 – 2016 and deputy chair of the national training committee from 2014-2016.


In 2023 he embarked on The Tour 21, where a large group had completed all 21 stages of the Tour De France while raising over £1,000,000 for Cure Leukaemia. It was an extremely difficult feat, with many challenges. With support from many organisations, famous faces and the public, the group were able to raise awareness for such an important cause, one that is very dear to Dr Gillett.