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About the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine (jMTM)

Medical professionals and allied health staff are practising in an age where electronic data is fast superceding our traditional paper based data.  Moving this electronic data from stationary computers to convenient handheld mobile devices represents the cutting edge of technological developments in medicine.  We are seeing the development of smartphones, tablets, telemedicine, and highly portable versions of previously large immobile equipment. Modern medicine is a science that heavily relies on evidence based decision making.  Our vision is to be the foremost resource for quality research examining the varied uses of mobile technologies in medicine, allowing for evidence based decision making.  Our mission is to promote further development in this field by documenting advances, providing a field for discussion, and stimulating further research.

Publishing Model

The jMTM is an internationally peer reviewed open-access medical journal.  Articles are published online both on the website and on in mobile format once accepted to the journal.  These are then collated into regular issues which are made available for download through a variety of formats.  There is currently no print issue, however if you would like to request this, please contact us.



Summer Woo

Summer is a final year medical student at The University of Melbourne. She previously completed an undergraduate degree biomedicine with a major in bioengineering. Summer’s interests is in minimally invasive orthopaedic interventions. She advocates for the use of technology to improve patient outcome, such as the increasing use of robotic-assisted surgery with its ability to achieve fine precision, accuracy, lessen pain and discomfort whilst it minimises scarring and infection risks with smaller incisions. Work-aside, Summer was previously an artistic gymnast. She trained concurrently in ballet and enjoys voluntary coaching of children’s dance in her spare time.


Founding Editors


Dr Chandrashan M. Perera (MBBS, BMedSc)

Dr Perera is an Ophthalmology Consultant in Perth, Western Australia. As a co-founder of jMTM, Chandrashan has a keen interest in information technology and its application in medicine.  The application of technology to  improve medical practice is an area of particular interest, having been involved in the implementation of various electronic health systems.

Dr Rahul Chakrabarti (MBBS, BMedSc)

Dr Chakrabarti is an Ophthalmology Consultant, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.  As a co-founder, Rahul has a strong interest in integrating the evidence-base of mobile technology into medical practice. He is also actively involved in medical application development.


Section Editors

Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology Editor – Dr William Yan

Dr. William Yan is a surgical registrar and postgraduate researcher at The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is interested in ophthalmology, digital health and blindness prevention. After completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Monash University, he studied ophthalmic epidemiology at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) exploring the impact of socioeconomic factors on the quality and distribution of eye care services worldwide. William is an advocate for technology-driven approaches to increasing healthcare access and sustainability and has collaborated with technology companies including Google to develop disease screening tools for patients and clinicians.

Multimedia editor- Dr Rafsan Halim (MBBS, BMedSc)

Dr Halim is currently training in Anaesthesia at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia. He has a background in web design, application development and is also actively involved in various clinical research projects. His interests include understanding the use of mobile technology, not only in the workplace, but also in medical education.

Senior Editor – Dr Natalie Wong (MBBS, BMedSc, PGrad Dip Surg Anat)

Dr Wong is currently a surgical resident based in Melbourne, Australia, and will soon take on a Clinical Research Fellow position at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Melbourne. She is involved in a number of research projects and has a particular interest in how technology can be utilised to aid the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, particularly in rural and remote areas. Natalie also wishes to keep up to date with the use of mobile technology in the workplace and medical education.

Lead App Editor – Dr Orrin I. Franko, MD

Dr Franko is a PGY3 Orthopaedic Surgery resident at University of California, San Diego (USA). He is the founder of and the author of multiple publications discussing the use of apps and mobile devices in healthcare. He believes that peer review is the only way to ensure the safe integration of mobile technology with patient care.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Editor – A/Prof Vishal Jhanji, MD

A/Prof Jhanji was trained at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and later completed his clinical fellowships in New Delhi and Melbourne, Australia. He co-pioneered new techniques of endothelial corneal transplantation during his fellowship in Australia. He is currently heading the refractive surgery unit of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Hong Kong. Dr Jhanji has several publications to his credit and has presented his research in various international meetings. He is presently involved in research encompassing the fields of corneal surgery, prevention of corneal graft rejections, management of corneal infections, dry eye syndrome, ocular imaging and, refractive surgery

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