A Big Welcome To Prof Herwig Drobetz

Our latest addition to The Surfing Doctors is Prof Herwig Drobetz MD, PhD, FAOrthA, FRACS, CIME. Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Professor Ortho and Trauma JCU SMD, Director Trauma Services Lismore Base Hospital, Surfer…   Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon.   From where? I received my training in Austria.   […]

Introducing Dr Mitchell Van Deurse

We welcome the hard-charging Dr Mitchel Van Duerse to Surfing Doctors.   Tell us a little about yourself. Well, I’m currently a RMO at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with particular interest in critical care medicine. My aim is to head down the anaesthetics pathway in the future.   Where did you do your studies? […]

Introducing Dr. Jonathan Kneib

The latest Surfing Doctors member is a stoked surfer from San Diego called Dr Jonathan Kneib. An Emergency Medicine trained physician, and currently an Ultrasound and International Medicine Fellow at Stony Brook Hospital in NY, Long Island.   A well-traveled surfer who has been to numerous surfing destinations around the world, he is soon off […]

The Dr Anne Stephenson Profile

We welcome Dr Anne Stephenson to the Surfing Doctors fold. Where did you grow up? I grew up in inland Victoria longing to be at the beach which, alas, was only once a year on our annual summer holiday. Where do you do most of your surfing these days? Thankfully, I now live on the […]

Macaroni’s Resort Roster and Availability

For anyone who is thinking of doing a Surfing Doctors stint at Macaronis Resort, here is the schedule/roster for 2019. All info from Dr Eghardt Brand. dr.eghardtbrand@yahoo.com     Macaronis Resort 2019     8 March – 29 March: booked   AVAILABLE: 29 March – 19 April: 3 WEEKS SLOT   19 April – 24 […]

Paramedic Brett Webster Enters Stage Left

Firefighter and paramedic William Bret Webster has joined the Surfing Doctors, and this is his welcome into the gang, and virtual hug.  Brett is 47 years old and he lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida.     He has worked for Brevard County Fire Rescue for 19 years as a firefighter/paramedic.  BCFR is the 5th largest […]

Neil Hunter – Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee

It’s a big welcome to Neil Hunter, an Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee on the Gold Coast, but originally from Northern Ireland.  Nationality –  Northern Irish Current Position –  Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee, Gold Coast University Hospital Surf Travel Experience – East Coast Australia, Indonesia (Keramas), Scotland, Northern Ireland, Cornwall Favourite surf destination? Northern NSW.  Some […]

Welcome To Dr Octavio Sehbe

A little bit about Octavio I finished university back in 2015, and did one year extra course on Emergency. During uni I did a lot of working experience on the front door of Emergency at public hospitals, what helped me a lot preparing for real work. Then from from 2016 till beginning 2018 I was […]

Dr Megan Dickson Joins The Party

A big welcome to Dr Megan Dickson, an ER resident in southern California Bio: I grew up on the beaches of Orange County, California with a deep love for the ocean. I spent most of my childhood swimming, both in the oceans and the pool as a competitive club swimmer.  I picked up surfing as an […]

Indo Fever with Rachael Dawe

Surfing Doctors member Rachael Dawe headed out to the Mentawais for a surf/work stint, and scored the trip of a lifetime. We chatted to her once she had calmed down after her return to reality.     Was it your first time out to the Mentawais? If so, what did you think of the place? […]

Introducing Dr Andreia Estrele from Portugal

Welcome to Dr Estrele, who spends her time surfing and working in Portugal, when not on a surf trip somewhere…   Where are you from? 🇵🇹 Portugal. What is your current position? Dr and owner of a Medical and Dental Clinic ( It’s a lot of work, believe me… ) Where are your local breaks […]

Meet Third Year Med Student Tom Pyke

Name: Tom Pyke Nationality: Australian Home Town: Brisbane Studies: 3rd year med student at Flinders University Surf Travel Experience: Australia (East Coast, South Coast, Arnhem land), Indo, Portugal, Columbia, Brazil Favorite Surf Spot: Yorke Peninsula Local Break: Currently ‘Squealers’ at Yirrkalla, NT. Favorite Board: Enjoying the 9”4 Mctavish squaretail at the moment Favorite Surfer: On […]

Welcome to Dr Lenka Janoušková

Czech surfer and Doctor Lenka Janoušková joins the team.   Name Lenka Janoušková Nationality Czech Studies and training Studies: Faculty of Medicine Palacký University Olomouc, 10 month internal medicine residency program Hornická Hospital Karviná, 4 month internship- cardiology department Lisbon, Internship in Semarang (Java) internal medicine department, Internship in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) oncology […]

Welcome to Dr Martin Lee

  Where from: Birmingham, United Kingdom Age: 36 Studies: MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma Anaesthesia, Clinical Ultrasound (just commenced) Place of work: Geraldton Currently working between: Geraldton Occupation: Anaesthetics, Cardiac Testing, Clinical Lecturer (UWA and ND) and Headspace Years surfing: Five Favourite waves:  Long and clean head high A – frame, Offshore wind and a bit of sun Local break: […]

Meet Zack Cohen

Name: Zack Cohen Nationality:  USA    Studies and training: B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley   Current position: Private Tutor    Previous benevolent work: Swim coaching and volunteer tutoring   Favourite surf destination: HT’s. How can that place not be anyone’s favorites?   Surf travel experience: Indo, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand Favourite […]

Introducing Dr Rowan Walker

Dr Rowan Walker Home town: Lennox Head Surfed: Australia East Coast, Indonesia (Bali,Llembongan, West Java), Sri Lanka, Maldives, Hawaii (Waikiki), France, Spain and Portugal. Work: Ortho, locuming this year anywhere in Australia. Previous Work: Intern/RMO Coffs Harbour, Reg Mackay and Gold Coast.

Dr Matthew Greber

Introducing our latest member Dr Matthew Greber Nationality – Australian Studies and training – Medicine at Griffith on the GC, Intern in Cairns (wave starved), Brisbane since. Current position – Crit Care SHO at Mater Hospital Brisbane. Previous benevolent work – Worked in Samoa Tupua Tamasese hospital for 6 weeks. Also helped out in Cherberg for several weeks in […]

Dr Chris Hewitt Enters The Room

Introducing Dr Chris Hewitt, just in time before he heads over to G-Land for the 10th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at Joyos. Firstly, where are you from? Devon, UK Where do you currently work? Tweed Heads Emergency Department, NSW, Australia What is your position here? Resident Medical Officer Education: Bristol University – BSc. Anatomy and […]