Interests: Sports & Dance Medicine, Dermatology & Skin cancer medicine, Minimally scarring surgery, Hand injury.
Consults: Thursday and Friday
Jason was originally a professional dancer and artist before a major injury changed his career path. He studied medicine at Flinders University in South Australia before working in both Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. Here Jason gained advanced skills in skin cancer assessment and management with particular focus on minimally-scarring surgery. He gained his Fellowship in General Practice and has also completed a Diploma of Child Health, a Certificate in Practical Dermoscopy and a Masters of Sports Medicine.
Jason is the Crichton Dance Medicine Fellow with the Australian Ballet and is a doctor for Orchestra Victoria and has covered combat sports, Carlton VFLW and the Commonwealth Games. He has particular interest working with performing artists, having over a decade of experience working in the performing arts space at an elite level, both as a performer, teacher and more recently as a doctor and researcher. His research has resulted in publications and presentations nationally and internationally in dance medicine, hand surgery medical education and chronic pain. He is undertaking further specialisation in Sport and Exercise Medicine with the Australian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. Jason is a medical educator with Eastern Victoria GP Training and also enjoys his public speaking engagements. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia, the Australian Society for Performing Arts Health and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.
Outside of medicine, Jason enjoys time with his young family, riding his mountain bike with questionable skill; producing short films and custom jewellery.