Dr Michael Stapelberg is an accredited skin cancer and general practitioner, focusing on the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. His special interests include diagnosis of skin cancer, advanced skin cancer surgery, non surgical skin cancer management and general practice dermatology.
He graduated with first class honours in Anatomy from the University of Queensland and completed his medical degree at Griffith University. He pursued extensive research at the Dermatology Research Laboratories at the University of Sydney into the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation contained in sunlight, and was awarded a postgraduate PhD degree in Medicine for this work. He also undertook post doctoral research at the world-leading Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology and then Griffith University. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery, and has presented at national and international conferences.
He completed 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 (RACGP), and also extensive training in primary care skin cancer medicine and dermatology by completing advanced course work through The Skin Cancer College Australasia, and the internationally recognised Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University, UK.