BMBS, FRACGP, BSci Pathology, Associate Degree Medical Laboratory Techniques, DAME, Cert Occ Med, Prof Cert Skin Cancer
Dr Kerry Summerscales CSM began her extensive career as a Medical Assistant in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps before transferring to the role of Pathology Technician for 16 years, where she reached the rank of Sergeant. She completed an Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Techniques during this time and was also awarded her Bachelor of Science in Pathology in 2002.
In 2005, Dr Summerscales CSM accepted a commission in the army as a Lieutenant Scientific Officer, knowing she wanted to become a doctor. She achieved her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 2011 and moved to Mackay in 2018, retiring from the army after 30 years in 2020. Her deployments included Bougainville twice, East Timor, Solomon Islands and Maritime Operations.
Now pursuing her special interest in skin cancer medicine, Dr Summerscales CSM is dedicated to providing comprehensive skin cancer examinations for patients in the Mackay community. Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and Dr Summerscales CSM is passionate about rectifying this problem, as well as using topical skin cancer therapies to reduce unnecessary excisions for her patients. She has obtained university-assured postgraduate qualifications in skin cancer medicine.
In her spare time, Dr Summerscales CSM enjoys SCUBA diving and spending time with her husband and Burmese cats.
11 Downie Avenue, Bucasia QLD 4750
Monday - Friday: 7.00am - 4.00pm
Parking is provided at the front of the centre.