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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.