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JEROME GELB

Dr Jerome Gelb was born in 1958 and was raised in Melbourne, Australia. He completed his Medical Degree at Melbourne University in 1981 and after two years as an Intern and Junior Resident, commenced five years of Psychiatric Residency based at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre in Heidelberg, Melbourne. He completed a Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1988. Simultaneously with his Fellowship, Dr Gelb completed a Masters of Medicine Degree in Psychiatry at Melbourne University by three years coursework and a clinical research based Thesis. He entered Private Practice in General Psychiatry in 1989 and regularly attended the Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre as a Consultant Psychiatrist to the Crisis Service until 1996. He also taught Psychiatry to fifth year medical students for seven years. Since 1997, Dr Gelb has developed a special interest in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and has concentrated on providing assessment, treatment and advocacy for VICTORIA & QUEENSLAND’S large Veteran community, initially with Vietnam Veterans and more recently with Veterans of Australia’s deployments to Cambodia, Rwanda, Somalia, East Timor, Solomon Islands, Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr Gelb has assisted thousands of Veterans dealing with the effects of operational service and with the complex and increasingly legal entitlement and compensation systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In doing so, Dr Gelb works with Veterans’ Advocates from all over the nation.

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