Dr. Howard Flavell

 

Dr. Howard Flavell is a Rehabilitation Medicine physician who has worked in the Northern Territory for 25 years. He has been primarily based in Darwin but has travelled widely throughout the Territory delivering services to remote communities. He has a special interest in Traumatic Brain Injury and runs a weekly head injury clinic at Palmerston Regional Hospital. Dr. Flavell graduated in Medicine in Melbourne in 1979 and then attended a traditional Chinese acupuncture course in Sydney before doing his Rehabilitation Medicine training in Adelaide. He has always held a strong interest in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and moved to Darwin as the first resident rehabilitation medicine physician in the Northern Territory in 1994. He also has a special interest in Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD) and belongs to the research advisory committee of the MJD Foundation.