Dr Simon Stilgoe was born in England, emigrated to what was then called Rhodesia with his parents at the age of eight.
Completed schooling and medical school there, graduating in 1980, the year the country became Zimbabwe. After the usual internship, entered rural general practice where I stayed for 19 years. Due to the deteriorating political and economic conditions, was forced to leave Zimbabwe in 2002, and then spent six years working in the Middle East before eventually moving to Australia in 2008.
In Australia, again worked in rural general practice in South Australia for eleven years before moving to the Gold Coast in 2019.
On the Gold Coast, has been doing a mix of general practice and skin cancer management locally, interspersed with rural locum work supporting some of SE Queensland’s small rural hospitals.
Dr Stilgoe’s interests are:
- Skin medicine – including excisions
- General Medicine
- Family Medicine
Hobbies Dr Stilgoe enjoys is cycling, bushwalking, birdwatching and reading.