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General Surgeon for Minor Surgery

Olla­pallil Jacob is a Gen­er­al Sur­geon at Alice Springs Hos­pi­tal and for the last 18 years a senior Lec­tur­er of Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. After com­plet­ing his sur­gi­cal train­ing in mul­ti­ple dis­ci­plines in India, he worked in Port Mores­by, Papua New Guinea as a gen­er­al sur­geon and senior lec­tur­er of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Papua New Guinea for 14 years. His cur­rent clin­i­cal and research areas of inter­est are trau­ma, acute pan­cre­ati­tis and deliv­ery of sur­gi­cal ser­vices to indige­nous peo­ple across bar­ri­ers of dis­tance and cul­ture. Dr Jacob is the first recip­i­ent of the Indige­nous health medal from the Col­lege of Sur­geons, for his con­tin­u­ous and sus­tained ser­vices to the indige­nous peo­ple of Cen­tral Australia.

Dr Jacob also works at Bath Street Fam­i­ly Med­ical Cen­tre pro­vid­ing ser­vices in the field of skin can­cer surgery, pro­ce­dures like vasec­tomies, skin tumours, cysts and scars.