Dr MY Hassan is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports physician in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a registered orthopaedic surgeon FC Orth (SA) and completed a knee fellowship with Dr W van der Merwe at the Sports Science Orthopaedic Clinic. He is currently consulting at both private and public hospitals
Dr M Y Hassan attained his medical degree MBChB (UCT) and initially consulted in private practice. He subsequently found interest in sports medicine and consulted to the provincial cricket & rugby sports teams in the Northern Cape. At the Sports Science Institute SA he worked together with Prof Tim D Noakes and published an article on post exercise cardiac fatigue. He graduated with a MPHIL Sports Medicine (UCT) degree. While consulting to the SA Protea cricket team he published a book “Cricket IQ” at the time of the Cricket World Cup, hosted in SA (2003). As Stormers & Western Province rugby doctor he travelled internationally and developed his muscular skeletal ultrasonography skills. Whilst employed as Springbok rugby doctor (2004-2007) he developed screening, injury prevention and injury management strategies, scientifically quantified exercise parameters and re-inforced the concept of periodisation in preparation for the rugby world cup in 2007. He successfully led the sports science medical team in contributing to the team’s 2007 rugby world cup win.