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Dr Mark Muhlmann is a colorectal surgeon from Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, with an interest in developing world medicine. He obtained his FRACS in 2007 and worked in East Timor as a general surgeon doing most cases the best he could being the “end of the road” as far as surgical referrals go. Procedures common to East Timor during that time included minor orthopaedics, burr holes for intracranial bleeds, minor amputations as well as all general surgery conditions. He then returned to Australia and completed his colorectal training with the CSSANZ. Dr Muhlmann is married with two young kids and committed to teaching surgery to trainees in the Solomon Islands. He plans to visit Gizo twice each year in April and September and is happy for other surgeons, registrars or medical students to come with him.