Dr Katherine Smallcombe
MB, BS (Hons), BSc, FRANZCO
Dr Katherine Smallcombe is a Queensland-trained Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in diseases of the aging eye. As a result, she has developed particular interest and expertise in:
In 1999, Dr Katherine Smallcombe graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS). She also completed a Bachelor of Science in 2004. In addition, she is currently studying for her Masters’ Degree in Cataract and Refractive Surgery through the University of Sydney.
In her final year of Ophthalmology registrar training, she was awarded the prestigious ‘K.G. Howsam Medal’ for academic excellence. This was under the auspices of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). She was selected as the inaugural Fellow of The Fred Hollows Foundation, working in their programs in Central Australia, the South Pacific, Nepal, and China. She continues to serve on The Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee.
As part of her commitment to ongoing professional development, Dr Smallcombe has completed Fellowship training in pterygium surgery with Professor Lawrence Hirst, a world-renowned expert in the field and pioneer of ‘P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM’®. She is the first surgeon in Australia and New Zealand to become an accredited P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® PARTNER.