• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, James Cook University
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Dr Chris Stelmaschuk joined the NAPHL board in March 2021.

He is an experienced General Practitioner with special interests in men’s health and Indigenous health. He is Practice Principal and Director at North Shore General Practice and helped established the men's health clinic in North Shore, Townsville. Along with general practice, Dr Stelmaschuk's experience extends to child and adolescent mental health, refugee health, GP training and Indigenous health. 

Born in Canada, Dr Stelmaschuk has lived in North Queensland since a young child, completing his qualifications and training in Townsville. He says some of the biggest challenges he would like to make an impact on are primary care for people living in aged care, shortages of GPs and GP Registrars in our region and culturally appropriate healthcare for our region's First Nations peoples.

Dr Stelmaschuk's passion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has led him to deliver outreach to Palm Island and Happy Valley. He says he hopes he can use his background and experience to help NAPHL continue to make headway in the ongoing challenge of providing quality and culturally appropriate healthcare to our first nation's populations across the region. 

Professional Summary

Dr Stelmaschuk completed medical school with the first cohort of medical students at James Cook University in 2005, before spending his junior hospital years at the Townsville Hospital (now Townsville University Hospital). After a short hiatus travelling through South America, Dr Stelmaschuk began GP training through Tropical Medical Training in 2009, finishing his fellowship with RACGP in 2011.