Key Qualifications and Special Interests
MBBS MRCP MScMCH DCH FAFPHM
International Maternal and Child Health
Corporate and occupational medicine
Dr Bob Kass Specialist Public Health Physician
Dr Bob Kass has specialist qualifications in Public Health Medicine and Paediatrics.
He is one of Australia’s pioneers in the discipline of travel medicine. His career has taken him to many overseas locations including Western Samoa, Papua New Guinea, UK, Tonga, Tokelau, Thailand, Laos, India, Uganda and Burma.
Some of his travel medicine feats include walking Kokoda and climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kinabalu. “You can’t learn travel medicine from a textbook!” As Chief Medical Advisor to the Australian Volunteer Program (Australian Youth Ambassadors, Australian Volunteers for International Development) he was responsible for the care of more than 3000 volunteers over 20 years. In recent years he has advised a number of South Australian schools on how to keep their students healthy when travelling overseas.
As a public health physician his main health focus is on prevention. Routine immunisations play an important role in keeping Australians healthy. The annual flu vaccine is one of these routine immunisations. Dr Kass has recently moved to Port Noarlunga and looks forward to his association with Saltfleet Clinic. He enjoys his daily walks on the beach and an occasional Kayak up the Onkaparinga.