Dr Michael Stapelberg BA, BSc Hons I Anatomy (Qld), MBBS, PhD Derm (Syd), Dip Prac Derm (Cardiff), ACCSCMS (Skin Cancer College Australasia), FRACGP
Dr Michael Stapelberg is a General Practitioner with advanced training in Skin Cancer Medicine and General Practice Dermatology.
He graduated with Bachelor of Science with first class honours in Anatomy from the University of Queensland, which was followed by four years full-time research at the Dermatology Research Laboratories at the University of Sydney.
He received the prestigious University of Sydney Postgraduate Award, investigating how sunlight damages the skin’s immune system and was awarded a postgraduate Doctorate (PhD) in Dermatology for this work.
Here at Cairns Plastic Surgery Dr Stapelberg currently runs a skin cancer clinic for diagnosis and management of skin cancer and also performs advanced skin cancer surgery.
Dr Stapelberg then further consolidated his research by undertaking a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in cancer research at the world-leading Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology and then Griffith University while completing his Medical degree (MBBS).
Following his Medical studies, Dr Stapelberg began post graduate clinical training in Queensland at the Princess Alexandra, the Prince Charles, and Gold Coast University Hospitals.
He then completed his fellowship with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and has focused on Skin Cancer Medicine and General Practice Dermatology by completing extensive coursework and qualifications through The Skin Cancer College Australasia, and completing the internationally recognised Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University, UK.
Dr Stapelberg has published extensively in leading Dermatology peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery, and has presented at national and international conferences.
He is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor and has expert skills in diagnosis of Skin Cancer, Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery including flaps and grafts, non surgical skin cancer management and General Practice Dermatology.