Dr Alexander Tedman
Pioneer of telehealth dermatology services
QLDNomineeYoung Australian of the Year2021
Dr Alexander Tedman has revolutionised access to public dermatology services in Queensland.
Driven by a belief in equality for those in regional communities, Alexander is dedicated to increasing access to medical care for those restricted by geography.
Alexander pioneered the development of novel teledermatology services at the Sunshine Coast University and Queensland Children’s hospitals that enable patients to access specialist advice and treatment via their GP or local hospital more efficiently and without exorbitant travel requirements. In its first year, the Sunshine Coast service saw more than 300 patients, driving a 50 per cent reduction in non-urgent local waitlists.
Alexander has also led the way in educating the medical community about the possible uses of telehealth. He has presented his findings at conferences in Australia and overseas, including at the World Congress of Paediatric Dermatology.
In 2019, Alexander was the youngest finalist in the Queensland Health Excellence Awards and won the Sunshine Coast Service’s exceptional peoples award for Bright Ideas and research.