Jon obtained his medical degree at Wits University after which he studied for a master’s degree at the Institute for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science at Sheffield University graduating with distinction and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Jon is Director of Morningside Sports Medicine and a sports physician at The Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Rosebank. He has been team physician to the Wits University Rugby Club and the Professional Basketball League. Jon has been the team doctor for the Golden Lions Rugby Team for 10 seasons and over 300 first class matches. He was team doctor to the Cats Super 12 Rugby Team for 6 seasons. He was medical director of the International Rugby Board Under 21 World Cup held in June 2002 in Johannesburg and has been involved in rugby medical administration at school, club, academy and provincial levels for 10 years. He also is medical doctor to the Gauteng Cricket Team and medical consultant to international touring cricket teams. Jon was the regional medical director (Gauteng) for Cricket World Cup 2003 and Chief Medical officer at the World Cup Final, and Medical Director for the ICC World 20/20 Tournament 2007. He is consultant doctor to touring international cricket teams and the Football School of Excellence, Sports Physician to Kaizer Chiefs premier league football team and a member of the Comrades Marathon Panel of experts. He is a founder and director of Sports Concussion South Africa.
Jon is twice past president of the South African Sports Medicine Association and serves on the South African Rugby Medical Association, Lions Rugby Medical Committee and the Cricket South Africa’s Medical Committee.
Jon is a lecturer and assessor in post-graduate sports medicine at 3 universities. He has been extensively involved in Continuing Medical Education Programmes lecturing to colleagues and the public, producing sports medicine education manuals, rugby development protocols and appearing on several national and regional radio and television broadcasts.