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 […]

A Big Welcome To Dr Ben Massenburg

A Hawaiian goofy-footer joins the Surfing Doctors team. Let’s find out more about Dr Ben Massenburg Hometown: I grew up surfing in Maui, Hawaii. Education: I went to Harvard University for my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering where I started the Board Riders Association of Harvard (BRAH), and continued surfing in Rhode Island and Northern […]

Dr John Watson

Introducing Dr John Watson I grew up in Cronulla , south of Sydney. I graduated from the University of New South Wales
 in 1985 and spent my  time as a Resident Medical Officer working in the Illawarra region. Following RMO years I was fortunate to do 6 month training posts  in Sports Medicine, Community Paediatrics, Adolescent […]

Dr Brett Dutton

Our latest Surfing Doctors member profile is Dr Brett Dutton. From Australia, Dr Dutton is currently an Emergency Medicine Trainee at Port Macquarie Base Hospital in New South Wales. Local Breaks: Lighthouse Beach, Crescent Head. Favorite Surf Destination: Gnaraloo, WA. Surf Travel Experience: Australia, Indonesia, Chile, Peru, Philippines, Fiji. Travel Experience: Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, […]

Dr Jon Cohen

Meet Dr Jon Cohen, a self-confessed frother. Who is Dr Jon Cohen? he’s the archetypal exuberant, kooky Canadian frothing in Australia’s sub-tropical waters. What has he been getting up to? In the surfing world, he is known best for poor wave selection and scoring the biggest wipeouts in the smallest waves. Will surf pretty much […]

Dr Liam Walsh

Welcome to Surfing Doctors member Liam Walsh Nationality: Australian. Current positions: Resident Medical Officer, Broome Health Campus, WA. Local breaks: Cables at the moment….. Favourite surf destination: Gnaraloo, WA Surf travel experience: Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Phillipines, Basque Coast, Peru Travel experience: Australia, USA,  Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, many south-east asian countries, Sri Lanka, Nepal, […]

Dr Leon Joanknecht

Dr Leon Joanknecht  Nationality: Dutch Current Posisiton: Resident at the Emergency Department and Intensive Care at Admiraal de Ruyter Hospital, Goes. Local Breaks: Maasvlakte 2, Hoek van Holland, Scheveningen Favourite Surf Destination: Morocco Surf Travel Experience: South-Africa, Japan, Indo, Vietnam, Morocco, France. Non-Surf Travel Experience: I love Nepal. Education and Work Experience: Used to be a […]

Dr Daan De Vries

    Dr Daan De Vries   Nationality: Dutch   Current position: specializing in tropical and remote medicine   Favourite surfing destinations: Indonesia, South-Africa, Morocco, Peru, Portugal,    Previous benevolent work: Starting in 2017 in the mentawais and G-land   Travel experience: Australia, new Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, united states, morocco, anywhere in Europe, brazil, Argentina, […]

Dr Dillon Myers

Dr Dillon Myers Background I am originally from southern California and grew up surfing with my family, majored in Biology and Environmental Studies with a minor in Chemistry at UC Santa Cruz (surfed heaps – even surfed Mavericks a few times) and completed medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico where I had the opportunity to surf […]

Dr Ryan Snyder

    Dr Ryan Snyder   Nationality:  American Current Job:  Emergency Medicine Doctor at Queens Medical Center In Oahu, Hawaii Favorite Surf Destination:  My Backyard, Haleiwa Hawaii Previous Work:  Camp Doctor at Tavarua, Fiji Travel Experience:  Fiji, Bali, Australia, Mexico, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Spain, Ireland, Canada, France Other Info:  I love applying my medical […]

Matt Quinn

Nationality: Canadian Current position: GP locums in rural Nova Scotia and the Canadian Arctic Favourite surf destination: Indo Local break: Lawrencetown beach, NS Canada Travel experience: Bali, Lombok, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Central America, Hawaii, California, Europe Education: 2003-2004: BSc, Dalhousie, NS, Canada 2007-2011: MD, Dalhousie Medical School, NS, Canada 2012: Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, […]

Twan Lugten

Nationality: Dutch Current position: None yet. Favourite surf destination: uncrowded Supertubos in the morning and a long mellow pointbreak for my twin fin fish in the evening. However, my homespot in Holland works for me as well. Surf travel: All over Europe, Morocco, California, Canary Islands. Education / work experience: freshly graduated MD with an […]

Dr Reeo Kim

Nationality:  USA Current Position:  Attending physician, Emergency Medicine, The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI Favourite Surf Destination:  Hawaii Surf travel:  California, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, South America, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe Education/work experience:  UCLA School of Medicine, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program/The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, HI Any other information […]

Dr Guilherme Henrique Vieira Lima

NATIONALITY: Brazilian CURRENT POSITIONS: ORTHOPEDIC ER Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein São Paulo- SP SHOULDER & ELBOW SURGEON  Assistent at  FMABC University School of Medicine ORTHOPEDIC & TRAUMATOLOGIST Assistent at FMABC University School of Medicine TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Mexico / US/ Hawaii/ Costa Rica / Australia FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Juquehy Beach – SP EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE: 2002-2007: University : Faculdade […]

Dr Adam Branoff

  NATIONALITY: American CONTACT EMAIL: abranoff@gmail.com CURRENT POSITION: Emergency Medicine specialist in a rural, coastal community hospital in Florida, USA,  Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Fernandina Beach, Fl FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: I have a passion for pointbreaks, from Northern Peru to El Salvador, to Sri Lanka and many places in between LINKS TO CURRENT PUBLISHED WORK: SURFER […]

Dr Irina Jovanovic

NATIONALITY: Dutch / Serbian CURRENT POSITION: Locum RMO in the Netherlands until I find a job abroad FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Ecuador – many hidden gems & consistent yet uncrowded breaks PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: Hope to get involved soon! TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: South Africa / Australia / Morocco / Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) / […]

Dr Javier Baez

Nationality: USA/Puerto Rico Current Position: ED attending physician  Favorite surf Destination: Puerto Rico, Mentawai Travel Experience: Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Indonesia Education & Work Experience: Emergency Medicine training in University of Puerto Rico 2010-2013, KRMC Trauma Center attending physician 2013-2014, MHM ED attending physician 2014-current.

Dr Jonathan Dow

Nationality:  NZed Current Position: ED at Royal Darwin Hospital, but about to head bush to work as a remote GP reg. Local break: Occasionally tempted by the little right hander that breaks into Rapid Creek, not yet good enough to battle the Box and Irikanji, with bitey locals hanging up the creek. Favourite Surf Destination: […]

Dr Thomas Campbell

NATIONALITY:   Australian CURRENT POSITION: RMO Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane. EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE: DPhil Neuroscience University of Oxford MSc Neuroscience Oxford MBBS UQ BSc Hons UQ physiology and pharmacology Fellow St Cross College Oxford Post doctoral researcher Oxford Resident Medical Officer Princess Alexandra hospital FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: I surf the Gold Coast most often but […]