MB BS, Dip Obstetrics RCOG
Australia’s best-known media doctor and practicing physician, John was the first medical practitioner appointed to an Australian newsroom and today is a medical editor of The Seven Network’s, Sunrise and The Morning Show and presents on the “Sunday Night”show.
He was educated at St. Aloysius College and later studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1971. He received his Diploma of Obstetrics in London in 1975.
John has practiced across the globe, including in the UK, on the Isle of Wight, at Qui Nhon in Vietnam where he and his wife were medical volunteers in the months preceding the fall of Saigon, and later at Gorkoa in PNG, before settling into family practice in Sydney.
He produces Health Check, a daily radio segment written and presented and heard on over 60 metropolitan and regional stations around Australia.
It’s one minute of clear, concise Health Information valuable to everyone.
Topics vary and attract listeners of all ages. The range of reporting flows from control of blood pressure and obesity to melanomas and all the most up to date medical treatments.
Dr John writes a weekly column for Pacific Magazines, New Idea and presents “Drive Time Medical”, a bi-monthly family medicine audio training program for general practitioners throughout Australia.
He is a Sony Ambassador with Sony Foundation Australia which aims to contribute to the advancement of the Australian community by assisting youth and fostering their unique talents.
The Bowel Cancer Foundation, under the chair of Professor Graham Newstead; OAM elected Dr D’Arcy to its board, some years ago. This foundation seeks to increase research into colon cancer, the most common internal cancer affecting men and women in Australia.
Dr John is an ambassador for Australian Hearing and is keen to endorse this facility to provide free assessment and hearing aids to pensioners, veterans, children under 21, to Torres Straits Islanders and indigenous people throughout the nation.
He was awarded Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia in 2016.
John and his wife Wendy have been married for 39 years and have four children.
He struggles with golf and that’s probably why he has grey hair.
To engage Ian Dr John D’Arcy for radio, television, corporate or presentation engagements or ambassadorial roles contact Peter Wall at Wall Media on 0408 489 057 or www.wallmedia.com.au