Dr Heffernan graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Queensland in 2008. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) at UQ. Dr Heffernan spent additional time training in general medicine and emergency medicine as part of a Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice. He joined Platinum in 2012.
Dr Heffernan’s special interests are chronic disease management, mental health & medical education. He holds a Certificate in Sexual Health and Family Planning, Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery and Clinical Education. He is currently completing a Masters of Clinical Education
Dr Heffernan continues his academic affiliations at Griffith University authoring their Master of Rural Medicine and coordinating the 4th Year Rural Longlook program.
In his own time, Robert enjoys coaching and providing first aid at Coolaroo Football Club.