Dr Sean Oberholzer

 

NATIONALITY: South African

CURRENT POSITION:
Senior Registrar in Anesthesia and Critical Care (I just passed my final exams!)

FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION:
Indonesia, Bali, Padang Padang >10ft

PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK:
Hinako Islands Indonesia: Helped out on an outreach trip, basic CPR training and equipment donated, after 2004 Tsunami and 2005 earthquakes.
Christian Surfers international: 2006 and 2008 was the doctor for the international conference.

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:
UK / USA / Indo / Namibia / Brazil

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
Trained in RSA at the Stellenbosch Med School, Internship at Victoria Hospital Wynberg (RSA), Community Service year at Hermanus Provincial Hospital, Resident Medical Officer (RMO) at Nottingham Nuffield Hospital (UK), Senior Medical Officer Casualty at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg (RSA), Anesthesia and Critical Care Stellenbosch Med School.

ANECDOTAL STORIES:
Surfing Asu (Hinako islands, Indonesia) a girl had a bad wipeout next to me, and laserated her head as well as being concussed. Luckily our captian had sutures and I could stitch her up.

ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD ABOUT YOURSELF:
I love God and I love surfing, and I have been involved with Christian Surfers for over 12 years. I have loved meeting people from all over the world that belong to the same “tribe”. Now I have found another “tribe” of surfing doctors, and I’m looking forward to what it may bring! I also love my wife, and she has always been my biggest support!!! PS: I’m a bodyboarder and proud to be one. I’ll be the one deep in the barrel behind you if you dare to drop in on me! 😉

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  1. George Wolfaardt says:

    Epic pic Sean and congrats on the finals!

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