Dr Eghardt Brand

Surf-doc-profileNATIONALITY: Namibian / British

CURRENT POSITION:
Consultant Intensivist at the Cottage MediClinic Hospital in Swakopmund, Namibia.

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FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION:
Namibia / Mentawais / Portugal

PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK:
UK: Team Doctor for World Waveski Surfing Championships 1998
Indonesia: Medical Work performed from the Mikumba II boat in Mentawais and at Macaroni’s resort
Australia and Namibia: Helicopters & Fixed Wing experience
South Africa and Namibia: Decompression chamber physician

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:
Namibia / South Africa / UK / Ireland / France / Spain / Portugal / Canaries / Papua New Guinea / Indo / Australia / Philippines / Maldives

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
Trained in RSA at the University of Free State Med School. Internship at Katutura Hospital Windhoek (Namibia), General Practitioner for 3 years (Namibia) then PADI Scuba diving Instructor for 3 years (Maldives, Mozambique, SA) After that:
Intensive Care Unit Specialist Registrar (Nambour Hospital Sunshine Coast Queensland, Australia and then St Andrew’s Hospital, London, UK).
I also worked on Emergency helicopters and fixed wing services in Australia and Namibia.
Decompression chamber physician training Simon’s Town South Africa
ICU consultant 5 years in the UK
ICU consultant and Anaesthetist since 2010 in Namibia

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MYSELF:
Learned to surf at the age of 32 when I started working as an ICU Registrar in Australia
Before that I was a waveskier (paddle skier) and I was ranked 9th in the world in 1998
I believe in a balanced lifestyle. Family, Friends, Career, Surfing all blended into a happy fulfilled life

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