Dr Mara Clarson is a General Surgeon with a strong interest in Breast and Endocrine Surgery, trauma and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Having completed medical school at the University of Queensland in 2003, Dr Clarson was quickly accepted onto the Advanced Surgical Training program with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. She undertook her specialty surgical training in Queensland, predominantly at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. After achieving her Fellowship, Dr Clarson went on to spend time in Perth as the Fellow at the Endocrine Surgical Unit in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. There, she developed skills in minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery, as well as laparoscopic adrenal surgery.
In 2013, Dr Clarson was the General Surgical Fellow at Nambour General Hospital and was subsequently appointed Staff Specialist in General Surgery. During her time at Nambour, Dr Clarson worked to improve surgical outcomes for patients involved in trauma as the Case Coordinator for the Trauma Quality Improvement Committee. She continues to be involved in improving patient outcomes through her involvement as an instructor on the TIPS (Training in Professional Skills) course, run by the College of Surgeons, and as the Chairperson of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.
- Laparoscopic Surgery including appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, hernia repair
- Endocrine surgery – thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, adrenalectomy
- Hernia repair
- Breast surgery – for both benign and malignant pathology
- Breast reconstruction surgery