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Expert Information

Professor John Cartmill shares his interest in surgery and his love of helping people.

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The Expert

Professor John Cartmill

Professor John Cartmill

Professor of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon

Course studied:

  • Bachelor of Science(Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
  • Master of Medicine

Professor John Cartmill studied medicine and worked at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before travelling to Papua New Guinea, country NSW and the USA , as part of his surgical training. John is interested in how simple illnesses and life threatening diseases can sometimes have similar symptoms. John is now researching how to improve communication between doctors and patients at Macquarie University Hospital.

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