Merwe Hartslief graduated from medical school in 1997 and graduated from surgical training in 2006 in South Africa and worked in private practice for 6 yrs before emigrating to Australia.
Currently working full time in public service at Cairns hospital as a general surgeon.
My interests are trauma surgery, austere medicine, laparoscopic surgery and the unique challenges of regional and rural surgery. I enjoy being a true generalist and try to stay current in most aspects of general surgery.
I am also serving in the Army Reserves as a military trauma surgeon.