Dr Nicolas Oddone-Baridon MBBS, MS, MD, FRACS is a general surgeon with subspecialties in head and neck surgery (particularly endocrine surgery) and surgical oncology (particularly melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer).

A seasoned professional and passionate researcher, Dr Oddone is a member of numerous organizations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the only statutory recognized body for the training of surgeons in Australia. He holds numerous roles within this not-for-profit organization, including but not limited to: Examiner for the College SET 1 Exam (Part 1), member of the SET Selection Interview Panel, and member of the Surgical Oncology section and Endocrine Surgery section.

Outside of RACS, Dr Oddone is active in organizations such as General Surgeons Australia, Sociedad Uruguaya de Cirugia, and Sindicato Médico del Uruguay.

Dr Oddone earned his Doctor of Medicine in Uruguay. After undergoing general surgery training, he spent years familiarizing himself with his subspecialties in head and neck surgery and surgical oncology. He completed two years of Upper GI training at the Maciel Hospital in Uruguay and subsequently in Adelaide at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital; he then completed underwent two years of postgraduate fellowship training in Head and Neck surgery and Surgical Oncology at the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre at Westmead Hospital.

In addition to the main topics of interest in Dr Oddone’s career, he has authored publications regarding a variety of diverse topics that influence his work and his outlook on medical care. These works help provide a more comprehensive and global understanding of how the surgical field is evolving over time, especially in regards to technological advancements.

Dr Nicolas Oddone is internationally experienced and he is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. He also speaks some German and Hungarian. Although he is based in Australia, he has networked with a wide variety of specialists around the world through conferences and ongoing professional development initiatives. Whether Dr Oddone is completing a mini fellowship in Pisa, Italy or attending a conference based on trauma care in San Pablo, Brazil, he is able to cultivate a more global perspective of medicine and surgery.

As a Surgical Oncologist, Dr Oddone provides care for melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers as well as soft tissue tumors. This blog will focus on Dr Oddone’s insights into healthy skin care, derived from his ample training, experience, and ongoing professional education regarding melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer.