Dr Kelvin Balakrishnan

BSc., BMedSc. (Hons), MBBS (Hons), DCH, DRANZCOG, FRACGP

Dr Kelvin Balakrishnan grew up in Perth and completed his Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours at the University of Western Australia. He went on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery (MBBS) with Honours. Kelvin also holds a Diploma of Child Health from Princess Margaret Hospital and a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Prior to becoming a GP, Kelvin worked at a number of hospitals across Australia including Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Osborne Park Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus, Port Hedland Hospital, Cairns Base Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Kelvin has special interests in Occupational Medicine, Travel Medicine, Diving Medicine, Aviation Medicine and Medical Acupuncture.

Outside of work, he enjoys scuba diving and is a qualified PADI Divemaster. Kelvin is also a keen flyer, holding both a private aeroplane licence and a commercial helicopter licence.

Kelvin is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is a Member of a number of organisations, including:

  • International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
  • South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS)
  • Australian Medical Acupuncture College (AMAC)
  • Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM)

Kelvin is a Registered Medical Acupuncturist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

He is also a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).