Doctor Catalina Chica is a Colombian Sports physician. She earned her medical degree for the National University of Colombia and has been a licensed medical doctor since 1997. Dr. Chica further specialized in Sports Medicine and has been working as a sports physician since 2003. At the moment she assists high performance athletes for the Colombian Olympic Committee and the National Sports Institute, COLDEPORTES, specifically athletes from combat sports, for whom she does follow up and biomedical control as well as assistance and accompaniment to national and international competitions.

Dr. Chica has been working with the Colombian Wrestling Federation since 2008, following up on the athletes’ health and performance needs as well as accompanying the national team to various competitions including World Championships and Olympic classifying events.

Investigation Interest:

Biochemical control parameters in Wrestlers

Recuperating Methods

Physiological responses in extreme situations

Weight loss and weight control in weight category sports


• Impact of a Basic Combat Course on Biochemical Parameters in Colombian Military Students, MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, Volume 38:5 Supplement

• Evolución de las Raciones de Campaña y Gasto Energético de la Operación Militar, ACTA COLOMBIANA DE MEDICINA DEL DEPORTE, 12; 11; 1, Julio 2005, pp. 11 – 16

• Índices de Severidad (Classifications of Severity), CUIDADO INTENSIVO Y TRAUMA (INTENSIVE CARE AND TRAUMA). Editorial Distribuna 2001

• Research Interests

• Elite Sport Bioquimical Monitoring Elite Sport Physiology and Metabolism. Elite and Amateur Performance Sports Nutrition

• Participant, FILA Scientific Symposium, Helping to Create a System of Wrestling Promotion for the Masses, Budapest, Hungary, September 17-19, 2013

• Participant, National Guidelines in Sports Sciences,VO2 Protocol Round Table, COLDEPORTES, September 2-4, 2013

• Specialization Course, Pharmacology and Suplementation in Sport, Instituto de Formación Continua, Universitat de Barcelona, March – July 2010

• Academic Coordinator, International Physical Activity Congress, IDRD Bogotá, Colombia, October 3rdto 5th, 2007

• Academic Coordinator International Team Physician Course, Bogotá, Colombia, 2007, ACSM-IDRD, November 29, 2007 – October 1, 2007

• Academic Coordinator National, Center for Biomedical Studies in High-Altitude (Centro de Estudios Biomédicos en Altura), Bogotá, Colombia, 2006

• Exhibited a poster in the 53° American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May 31-June 3, 2006

• Speaker at the XIX Annual Congress on Advances in Metabolism and Nutritional Support , Colombian Clinical Nutrition Association, Bogotá, April 2005

Languages Spanish, English, German