Dr. Ara Suppiah

Golf Medicine 

Featured Players: Hunter Mahan, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Vijay Singh, Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker, Gary Woodland.

Emergency Physician with Florida Hospitals in Orlando; Faculty Lecturer in Clinical Medicine with the University of Central Florida; Medical Analyst on the Golf Channel's Morning Drive and Golf Central.

Area of Expertise:

Dr. Suppiah specialized in Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine after graduating from Liverpool University in the United Kingdom in 1995.


Dr. Suppiah worked as a physician on tour with the European PGA tour from 2001 to 2008 and worked as the Chief Medical Officer for golf tournaments organized by the International Management Group in China, Middle East and Europe. He is the Wellness Director for Florida Emergency Physicians and is highly sought after to work directly with a number of PGA Tour players and their families. Ian Poulter, Vijay Singh, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose, Steve Stricker, Gary Woodland and Hendrik Stenson trust their well-being in his capable hands. His specific area of interest is the understanding of complex neuro-hormonal systems that govern vitality, and, the application of these principles in sustaining high performance, maintaining health and preventing chronic disease. For the last 7 years, Dr. Suppiah has studied how nutrition and hydration affects athletes during competition.

What This Means to You:

How does heat affect your body and performance? How should you stay hydrated and vitalized before, during and after a round of golf? Based on your body weight and metabolism, what should you eat before, during and after a round of golf? These are just a handful of questions that the pros take very seriously as they know their energy level dramatically impacts mental clarity and physical performance. Dr. Suppiah’s unique style of “golf medicine” will prepare you to perform optimally while on the course, and stay healthy off the course.

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