Dr Jason Van Heerden

Nationality: South African

Current position: Chief medical officer at a remote site clinic, Ghana

Favourite surf destinations: South Africa, Morocco, Indonesia, Fiji, Namibia


Previous Benevolent work
Surf Doc at Macaronis and G-land surf camp
Volunteer at Remote Mission hospital in Lesotho
Viral Haemorrhagic Fever outbreak workshops and response planning in Ghana

Surf travel experience
South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Senegal, Morocco, UK, Indonesia, Fiji, Hawaii, Australia.

Education and work experience
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
Pre-hospital Trauma Management in the remote environment
Internship training in Durban, South Africa
Surgery and Emergency Medicine In Humansdorp (Near J-Bay, South Africa)

Anecdotal stories
I had to suture Alex Turner’s severely lacerated elbow In G-Land.

Other information
I have a keen sense of adventure, a good sense of humor and a deep love for the ocean. I love finding uncrowded quality surf in remote locations. I think it’s lekker to have good vibes in the water.

One Comment

  1. Jason, once again, thanks for the great suture job at Maccas! Can´t even tell i had an incident. Hope all is well and Ghana is treating you right! Mark and Bunny

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