Dr Michael Hu Joins Surfing Doctors

Nationality: United States of America Current Position: Resident Physician, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Integrated), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Favourite surf destination: North Shore, Oahu Travel experience: Oahu, Kauai, Big Island, California, Florida, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Bali, Portugal, and the wave pools (Typhoon Lagoon, Snowdonia, NLand, Surf Ranch, BSR) Best surf trip ever: Surf […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]