Education & training
BMedSci , MBBS , FRACS
Dr Malkoun is a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon and Endoscopist in the Illawarra. After growing up in Sydney, he completed his undergraduate medical science degree at Sydney University and gained his Honours degree through the Westmead Millennium Institute in human genetics using DNA Microarray, a new technology at the time. He undertook his graduate medical degree at the University of Queensland and graduated with an MBBS in 2004. He decided to return to NSW for his internship and chose Wollongong Hospital where he also stayed on throughout his resident year. Dr Malkoun subsequently began his surgical training where he completed terms around NSW in hospitals such as St George in Kogarah, Coffs Harbour, Tweed Heads, Albury, Campbelltown and Wollongong. He later returned to Wollongong Hospital as a surgical fellow where he stayed for two years. He now lives in Wollongong full-time and consults in Wollongong, Warrawong and Shellharbour. He operates regularly at Wollongong Private Hospital and is happy to see all general surgical referrals. Special interests: Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery, Laparoscopic and open abdominal hernia surgery, Soft tissue tumour surgery, Colonoscopy, gastroscopy and endoscopic mucosal resection of polyps, Haemorrhoidectomy and management of fistulas of the anus, Surgery of the skin including malignant and benign lesions, Lymph node biopsy, Temporal artery biopsy, Vasectomy, Toenail surgery.
Gastroenterologist specializes in the prevention, investigation, treatment of and research into illnesses involving the gastrointestinal tract and liver such as inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and gastro-oesophageal disease. General Surgeon is a specialist who provides expert treatment across a broad range of emergency and planned surgical procedures, performs surgery to correct diseases and disorders covering a broad range of medical conditions.