Dr Justin Curtin

NIIM Sydney Clinical Director
Integrative Medical Doctor and Specialist Surgeon
MBBS  BDS  FFD  RCSIr.  FRACDS(OMS)  FRCSEd.

Practitioner Profile
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Background
Justin Curtin is qualified in both Medicine and Dentistry from the University of Sydney, and hold Fellowships in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Ireland, the Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and registration as a Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. His foundational training encompassed general surgery, medicine, and intensive care. Subsequent advanced surgical training included craniofacial surgery, oral surgery, trauma surgery, dermatological surgery, head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery. He has trained and worked extensively in Asia, mostly at the University of Hong Kong where he held the post of Assistant Clinical Professor. In both Australia and Hong Kong he has been engaged in medical education at undergraduate and post graduate levels for doctors and dentists, and specialist surgical trainees. He worked for eight years in Darwin providing the full gamut of Oral and Maxillofacial surgical services. During this time he gained a deep appreciation for Aboriginal people, and their plight in a modern world. Since 2003 he has undertaken regular charitable surgical missions to under-privileged areas in Asia. His work in Asia has provided experience in conditions considered unusual or rare in smaller populations, a continual appreciation of both the precarious nature of human health and the availability of medical services.

His recent research interests have spanned benchtop basic sciences to clinical practice while employing, and challenging, the principles of Integrative Medicine. Topics have included the behavior of titanium in the body, and the role of melatonin on the healing of peripheral nerves.

Progressively over the past two decades Justin has ‘reverse engineered’ many of the guiding principles of Eastern medicine and yoga for optimization of both his own health, and the improvement of patient outcomes. Practically this has evolved from a traditional model of disease affecting one part of the body into an inter-relational model of health in which all systems of the body are connected. This allows access point to disease via apparently unrelated bodily systems.

Using state-of-the-art medical diagnostic techniques with appreciation of each person’s individual constitution, one of his guiding principles is to restore balance across multiple bodily systems in order to optimize each person’s health.

He consults a wide range of patients including those traditionally seen by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (such as oral health conditions and facial skin lesions) to more complex chronic conditions. At all times my aim is to provide effective health care that optimizes overall well-being and health in a manner that is respectful of each person’s unique nature.

Qualifications
MBBS (University of Sydney)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (University of Sydney)
Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland) – Oral Surgery
Fellowship, Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (University of Queensland)