Here Are the Panellists, To Date!
Panellist Brief Profiles
Dr Michael Allen - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (Money for Medicine - Slicing the Cake)
Trained at UWA then at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. He has worked locally and abroad and now works privately at Hollywood Fertility Centre. In early 2014 he was appointed VMO Specialist in Fertility Medicine. He was recently awarded Master of Reproductive Endocrinology by the University of NSW - with his keen interest in laparoscopic surgery he treats fertility-related diseases and runs his O&G practice in Subiaco.
Dr Janice Bell - General Practitioner & CEO of WAGPET (GP training) (Money for Medicine - Slicing the Cake)
Adjunct Professor at Curtin University WA and on the University of Notre Dame Australia medical school external reference group. She is on the reference group for Australasian College of Health Service Management WA. Previously national manager with General Practice Education Australia, an independent company of the RACGP. She has a background in education, community services and health.
Dr David Borshoff - Specialist Anaesthetist (It's Always the Doctor's Fault!?)
David has worked in both public and private medicine for 25 years. He is the Director of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, and the WA chairman of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. He is also the author of the Anaesthetic Crisis Manual, a patient safety advocate and an instructor for the European Society of Anaesthesiology’s Patient Safety Course (EPSC).
Mr John Boyle – State General Manager, nabBusiness WA (Doctors Never had it So Good?)
WA GM since 2012: responsible for over 300 staff in 22 locations and the performance of the Business Bank; over 25 years with the nab. His broad industry experience covers retail, business, agri, corporate, institutional relationship management, as well as credit risk. Most recently, John has been looking at whole of client solutions from Lead Arranging, providing insights for optimal Capital Structures to Integrate Capital Solutions including Everyday banking needs.
Mr Rob Bransby – Managing Director HBF (Doctors - A Price on Your Head)
MD of HBF Health Limited since January 2008. HBF competes for consumers wanting health insurance. He has campaigned against the federal government’s policy to means test the private health insurance rebate. His expertise extends to: health fund affordability (keeping premiums down); reforms like the Prosthesis List; agreements between hospitals and health funds; how to keep patients well beyond fee for service; transparency in specialists fees; and experiences with the primary healthcare working group. Rob has positions with Private Healthcare Australia (PHA), Members Own Health Funds, and the Insurance Commission of WA.
Ms Pip Brennan - Health Consumer's Council (It's Always the Doctor's Fault!?) (Transparency - Clear as Mud?)
With the Health Consumers’ Council since 2006 and ED since 2015. Moved to the Office of Health Review (now the Health and Disability Services Complaints Office) in 2007 and became a Conciliator of Health Complaints. From 2010 to 2013 managed Community Midwifery WA (now The Bump WA) and her other roles included Co-Chair of the KEMH Community Advisory Council and consumer advocacy on the Women’s and Newborn’s Health Service Executive Advisory Group.
Dr Fiona Campbell - Community Doctor (Serving the Community: Risk vs Reward?)
A UWA graduate, Fiona has worked as a part-time GP for 30 years in Claremont (current), Booragoon and Wembley. Says she has been immensely rewarded by looking after patients and their families for 30 years. Since 2010 she has worked for Silver Chain Hospice Care Service providing team palliative care to people at home, which brings up the concept of risk vs reward in many guises. Her work-life balance comes from raising three children and being involved in sailing.
Prof Jonathan Carapetis - Director Telethon Kids Institute (Serving the Community: Risk vs Reward?)
Qualified specialties as a paediatrician, infectious diseases physician, and public health physician, as well as a PhD. His interest is in reducing rheumatic heart disease found mostly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly in Northern Australia. Previous Director of the Centre for International Child Health at the University of Melbourne, Theme Director at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne and Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Is a clinician within Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and is a Professor at UWA.
Dr Kevin Cheng - GP with Medibank Private (Money for Medicine - Slicing the Cake)
Head of Integrated Care. Medibank seeks to tackle the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and support those who frequently present to hospital. GP-led primary care teams, patient-centred models, enabling technology, data sharing, adequate prevention, good planning and follow-up, and strong communication are part of the mix. Kevin has experience in Australia and overseas population health and clinician engagement. His background is in business consulting having served payer, provider, pharma and charitable clients. He has a MBA from France, a MBBS from UWA and is a FRACGP.
Dr Mike Civil - GP and Practice Principal (Doctors Vs The Pace of Change)
Trained for General Practice in Leicestershire (UK), worked at Fremantle Hospital during 1992, then locums and Kalgoorlie general practice for six years. There he developed his interests in IT and practice management. Since 2004 he has run a large three-surgery practice in the hills. His interest in teaching registrars and medical students was followed by a strong interest in the RACGP, focused primarily on e-health and standards. He Chairs the National Standing Committee for Standards in General Practice and has been an AGPAL surveyor for 13 years so he has a good idea of what makes general practices tick.
Mr Roger Cook MP - Minister for Health (Doctors the Care Factor) (Doctors - A Price on Your Head) (Future Medicine - the Change Game)
Elected as the Member for the State Seat of Kwinana in 2008. He is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and Shadow Minister for Health and Science. Born and raised in WA, Roger completed a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at Murdoch University and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Public Relations) and an MBA from Curtin University. Prior to Parliament, he worked in public relations and native title at a number of Aboriginal Land Councils. He is a keen triathlete and cyclist and is a strong advocate for public and community health.
Dr Shelly Davies - GP Registrar and HDWA project co-ordinator (Doctors Never had it So Good?)
First employed as an Intern at Fremantle, including Kaleeya, Armadale and Rockingham hospitals. Areas of medical interest – adult psychiatry, "GP= kids, Mums and Bubs" and geriatrics. Other work includes HDWA as a project co-ordinator, High School Science teacher in LSE schools, Drug Counsellor Palmerston Rehabilitation. Mother of three children, husband and six chooks.
Ms Elena Douglas - Futurist UWA (Doctors Vs The Pace of Change)
Elena is the Convenor of the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School where she teaches Philanthropy. Elena has a monthly column for the AFR. In NYC from 2002-2007, she was the founding CEO of Advance-Global Australians. She commenced her career in Canberra in evaluation and monitoring of government programs and then moved to the ABS. Elena is completing a PhD in the history of economic thought, is on the Board of Anglicare WA and the Leadership Council of the Funding Network.
Dr Lee Fairhead - Intern (Doctors Vs The Pace of Change)
A product of tech-savvy Generation Y, she completed her internship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. She is a former President of the Western Australian Medical Students’ Society and Public Relations Officer of the Australian Medical Students’ Association and has a keen interest in the effective use of online media in medical education. Lee is also a passionate traveller and historian and has her eyes set on paediatrics, tropical medicine and public health.
Dr Neale Fong - Executive chairman of the Health Reform and Implementation Taskforce (Doctors Never had it So Good?)
Neale has over 30 years experience in medical and health care delivery and leadership roles. Dr. Fong was the CEO for five years of WA’s largest private hospital, when he was recruited by the State Government in 2004 to implement reform in WA’s public health system. He became the executive chairman of the Health Reform and Implementation Taskforce, which was charged with implementing the recommendations of the Reid Report.
Dr Rohan Gay - General Practitioner (Future Medicine - the Change Game)
Dr Rohan Gay, was 2016's RACGP General Practice Supervisor of the Year. A GP supervisor since 2002 his practice was awarded WAGPET Training Practice of the Year in 2007 and 2015. He is an RACGP examiner, WAGPET educator and external clinical teacher, and has tutored for the University of Western Australia. He has a keen interest in IT in GP particularly for chronic disease management and his practice is a participant in the Health Care Homes Trial.
Prof William Hart - Dean new Curtin Medical School (Training & 'Dud' Doctors?) (Serving the Community: Risk vs Reward?)
He has worked in General Practice, medical research, public health and medical education since Monash graduation in 1973. The new School has its inaugural intake of 60 school-leaver students into the five-year MBBS course in February 2017. The first three years of the course are at the Bentley Campus of Curtin and the final two years are clinical immersion in hospital and GP medicine, with a major new clinical school to be built at Midland, adjacent to the new hospital. William believes in “strong foundations.
A/Prof Hilary Fine - GP representing IPN (Doctors - A Price on Your Head)
A GP who is UK trained, in Australia since 1987. Had a general practice in Fremantle for over 20 years before selling to IPN recently. She represents IPN (Independent Practitioner Network), a big corporate general practice owner. She has been involved with various primary care organisations over the years. Amongst her beliefs are: corporatisation has both pros and cons; most doctors are switched on to a patient’s ability to pay; consumers, insurers, doctors and government share common ground on ‘good value’ medicine; doctors are part of health teamwork; and she has bold ideas for impending cost problems.
Dr Mark Hands - Cardiologist, Chairman of Western Cardiology (Doctors the Care Factor) (Transparency - Clear as Mud?) (Future Medicine - Change Game?)
Dr Mark Hands graduated with honours in 1979 (UWA) and was awarded the AMA Gold Prize (Dux in final year Medicine). He trained in Cardiology at SCGH and Brigham Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston) and is presently in full time private practice as a general and interventional Cardiologist at Western Cardiology (Chairman since 1992), Emeritus Consultant Cardiologist at SCGH and Clinical Associate Professor in Cardiology (UWA). Special interests include coronary angioplasty and stenting.
Ms Karina Hafford - Practice group leader and Plaintiff Personal Injury Lawyer (Doctors Never had it So Good?)
She is the Practice Group Leader and heads the WA Medical Law, Public Liability and Motor Vehicle Accident Groups of Slater and Gordon. Since 1998 she has practiced in the areas of medical negligence, personal injuries, workers’ compensation and land compensation. She has a particular interest in assisting those who have suffered catastrophic injuries and her practice includes a high proportion of clients with an Acquired Brain Injury. Karina's recent work (Best v Greengrass) resulted in $2.9m in compensation for the Plaintiff and addressed the issue of "fees on fees" with respect to Trustee fees.
Dr Colin Hughes - semi-retired GP (Doctors a Price on Your Head)
Dr Hughes has recently retired to spend more time playing with his grandchildren. He describes himself as an activist with a social conscience, ex GP and singer- actor and sailor. He has struggled through the RACGP and lost the battle to get better remuneration for those GPs who spend longer with their patients as opposed to those who practice 6 minute medicine.
Dr Cynthia Innes - experienced GP (It's Always the Doctor's Fault!?)
Dr Cyndie Innes, 40 years a GP, and prior to this in rehabilitation as an occupational therapist, says she has so far survived the roller coaster of this topic, “It’s Always the Doctor’s Fault”. She started off when women were the minority, so it was vital to be seen as more than competent in dealing with the enemy within, or, “Am I good enough?” Over the years, patients and colleagues are no longer viewed as the ‘enemy’, and doctor omnipotence has led to a more collaborative approach to problem solving. There is often sharing together, even seeking Dr Google’s advice and learning together …
Dr Frank Jones - National President of the RACGP and practising GP (Money for Medicine - Slicing the Cake)
Frank is committed to raising the profile of general practice in the Australian community and ensuring the profession remains viable and adequately supported for current and future GPs.
Dr Tim Koh - GP and Chair of the RACGP WA (Politics in Medicine - Who Calls the Shots?)
Tim is married with three young children and practices as a GP at the Ocean Keys Family Practice in Clarkson. Tim is the incoming Chair of the RACGP WA Faculty and replaces Frank Jones. Putting one foot in front of another at a brisk rate over a long distance is one of Tim’s passions and he says he ‘often bumps into colleagues who run. Tim’s a great believer in the use of online resources – in particular, the ‘This Way Up Clinic’ website for patients with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Ms Michele Kosky AM - Consumer Health Advocate (Doctors Never had it So Good?) (Money for Medicine - Slicing the Cake)
A long-time health consumer advocate. Was the executive director of the Health Consumers’ Council of WA for 18 years until July 2012. Previously she worked for the WA AIDS Council. Under Michele’s governance, the HCCWA has grown to 86 organisational members and about 640 individual members with the result that health consumers are represented in almost all debates and decision-making in health. “Services designed by the service users are of better benefit,” is her motto.
Dr Vesna Maric - Audiologist (Transparency - Clear as Mud?)
Vesna graduated from the UWA Master of Audiology program in 2004, following an Honours degree in Psychology. She completed a Doctorate in Audiology at the University of Florida in 2012. Vesna is a lecturer and clinical educator at UWA and a regular conference presenter on tinnitus management. Since 2011, Vesna has been a Senior Audiologist at Medical Audiology Services.
Prof Donna Mak - Public Health Physician (Serving the Community: Risk vs Reward?)
Donna Mak is a public health physician who works in communicable disease control and at a sexual health clinic, teaches medical students and is involved in research in public health and medical education. Donna worked as a GP and public health physician in the Kimberley before moving back to Perth in 2003. She enjoys choral singing, kayaking, reading, eating, swimming, surfing and most of all, learning new skills and different ways of seeing the world.
Dr Michael McComish - Physician and Medical Board Member (The Medical Board and AHPRA - Friendly Fire?)
Graduated as a general physician in 1973 and has developed an interest in cardiovascular health. He works in both private practice and public hospitals, including King Edward Hospital, and has served on various committees. He joined the Medical Board in 2006, where he is currently on the notifications committee, and has been involved in many investigations.
Ms Cheryl McDonald – Claims Department Manager, MIGA (Medical Board & AHPRA - Friendly Fire?) (It's Always the Doctor's Fault!?)
Cheryl has been managing the Claims Department at MIGA for more than 15 years. Cheryl has direct oversight and input to MIGA’s large claims files and has extensive experience supporting doctors through legal proceedings, disciplinary hearings, advising them generally and representing their interests. She manages a national team of solicitors who provide claims management and legal advice to MIGA’s clients. Prior to this she worked as a claims manager in the public health system and prior to that as a legal practitioner in private practice.
Mr John McKechnie - WA Commissioner CCC (Transparency - Clear as Mud?)
John has been Commissioner of the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) since April 2015. Before that he was the Senior Puisne Judge and Senior Judge General Division of the Supreme Court of WA. In 1976, he started as counsel with the State Solicitor’s Office in constitutional and administrative law cases, civil and criminal trials and appeals. He became a QC in 1989, after 15 years in practice and was WA’s first Director of Public Prosecutions from 1991 until his appointment to the Bench. He is ultimately responsible for all the activities and operations undertaken on his behalf by officers of the Commission.
Ms Anne McKenzie – Consumer Advocate (Training & 'Dud' Doctors?)
Advocate at UWA and Telethon Kids since 2004 and is the Head of the WA Consumer and Community Health Research Network. Her task is to implement a state-wide consumer and community involvement program across the WA Health Translation Network’s 18 partner agencies. Anne is a consumer representative for Consumers Health Forum of Australia and former Chair of Health Consumers Council WA. In 2015, Anne was appointed to the Order of Australia for service in the area of health consumer advocacy.
Dr Jay Natawala - Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist (Doctors Vs The Pace of Change)
Jay is the Clinical Director at Fertility North and consults in all aspects of gynaecology. His main interests are in the management of infertility, advanced minimally invasive surgery and endometriosis care. He studied medicine in the UK, becoming specialised in O&G while in Australia and completed a Masters of Reproductive Medicine. He has been involved for many years in teaching and mentoring of trainees in the O&G specialisation programme and is also a Clinical Mentor to medical undergraduate students.
Dr Jill Orford - Paediatric Surgeon (Doctors a Price on Your Head)
She says doctor remuneration is reward for effort, expertise and responsibility. Medicare has not kept up with costs. Specialist costs largely drive increases in health care costs. Doctors offer the best clinical decision not related to costs vs the business of medicine. Costs outstrip taxes. Transparency is needed. Savings are to be made from pharmaceuticals, medical devices and reducing public hospital managers.
Mr Enore Panetta - Partner, Panetta - McGrath Lawyers (Medical Board & AHPRA - Friendly Fire?)
Enore was admitted to practice in 1998 after graduating from the University of Western Australia with First Class Honours in Law. Since 1999, he has specialised in defendant insurance related work, developing his practice with particular focus on acting for and advising medical and other health professionals in the defence of claims for professional negligence, disciplinary proceedings, inquests and statutory bodies. Prior to establishing Panetta McGrath, Enore was a Special Counsel in the litigation and dispute resolution group at a large national law firm.
Mr John Pitman - Senior Associate with Slater & Gordon (Doctors the Care Factor)
John is a Senior Associate with Slater & Gordon having been with them for over 3 years, he has been in practice for over 30 years and works principally in the areas of Estate Litigation, Wills, Probates and Estate Planning. John qualified as a solicitor initially in the United Kingdom and has practiced in Malawi, Central Africa before coming to Australia in 1989. John believes in the ethos that every client deserves to be treated with respect and understanding and that it is imperative to listen to what the client’s specific needs are in order to achieve a favourable outcome at the end of the day.
Dr Stuart Prosser - (Serving the Community: Risk vs Reward?)
Stuart is the Director of both Medical Services and Clinical Training at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital. This and his other experiences make him well suited to comment on the topic - he undertakes anaesthetics sessions at both SJG Mt Lawley and Bentley Hospitals, and is a member of the Bentley Hospital Medical Advisory Committee and Joint Consultative Committee of Anaesthesia. His background is general practice. As a medical educator he was the medical coordinator at the Rural Clinical School Western Australia in Narrogin.
Dr David (Russ) Russell-Weisz - Director General of Health WA (It's Always the Doctor's Fault!?) (Future Medicine - the Change Game)
DG of WA Health since August 2015. Before that, as CE of FSH Commissioning he helped bring the 783-bed hospital on stream. Prior to that, he was CE of North Metropolitan Health Service (6 years), overseeing 3 tertiary hospitals and 3 outer metro hospitals during the redevelopment at QEII Medical Centre, the expansion of Joondalup Health Campus, and the construction of Midland Health Campus. He qualified at the University of Dundee, Scotland in 1987, continued training as a procedural GP and moved to Australia in 1993. Work included the RFDS in Broken Hill before spending eight years in the North West, initially as a procedural GP. He was later appointed Director of Medical Services for the North West then Medical Director of KEMH, and ED of the SCGH Group.
Ms Antonella Segre - Connect Groups CEO (GPs & Specialists - Partners in What?)
Antonella Segre can be described as a strong and dynamic visionary specialising in business development with a passion for the Social Services and Community sector. A strong advocate for the provision of complimentary health services in order to empower individuals in making informed decisions as to their health and mental health plans. She has been recognised for her work across these last 5 years through the 2011 High Commendation WA Women’s Hall of Fame and 2013 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Nominee.
Dr David Sofield – Urological Surgeon (It's Always the Doctor's Fault!?)
David specialises in robotic and reconstructive surgery, and is a graduate of UWA who undertook fellowships in oncological and reconstructive surgery in Birmingham UK in 2003. He has presented his work on male urethral and penile cancer reconstructive surgery at major international meetings and regularly travels to India to operate in this area. He was formally head of department and supervisor of training at Fremantle Hospital. When not operating, David has a flourishing alternative career as a musician and surfer.
Dr Michael Stanford - CEO of St John of God Health Care (Doctors Never had it So Good?)
Michael was appointed as Group CEO of St John of God Health Care in February 2002 and has almost 30 years experience in public and private healthcare management - the majority of which in senior management roles and 17 as a chief executive officer - in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the United Kingdom.
Dr Sean Stevens - GP and Practice Principle (GPs & Specialists - Partners in What?")
Sean has been a GP for 15 years and is a practice principle at Mead Medical Sean is the head GP supervisor for Mead and has trained over 25 registrars in the last 10 years and was awarded Australian GP supervisor of the year in 2006.
Dr Greg Sweetman – FSH Director Medical Education (Training & 'Dud' Doctors?)
Active in clinical teaching with awards in 2009-2014. Current Director of Medical Education Fiona Stanley Hospital (since 2014). Graduated 1982, majority of career as an Emergency Physician with administrative roles (head of service at ED Royal Perth Hospital, Swan District Hospital and Bundaberg Regional Hospital). Academic roles as professor Emergency Medicine UNDA since 2007. Expertise in bedside clinical ultrasound
Dr Simon Turner - Hollywood Fertility Centre (GPs & Specialists - Partners in What?)
Simon is the founder and Medical Director of Hollywood Fertility Centre. Simon trained in Western Australia and the UK before establishing his obstetrician and gynaecologist practice here in Perth in 1983. In the same year he began working with Dr John Yovich in the newly emerging field of male and female infertility. Over time he developed an independent infertility practice that led to the establishment of Hollywood Fertility Centre in 1999.
A/Prof Alistair Vickery - Academic GP (Transparency - Clear as Mud?)
Alistair is a general practitioner who has had an active involvement in medical education and research. His clinical interest is in the management of chronic disease and obesity. In medical education his experience is across the continuum of medical education. He is currently the associate professor of general practice and leads a research team investigating health service demand at UWA and he is deputy chair of the Postgraduate Medical Council of WA. He also chairs the Board of Black Swan Health one of WA’s largest primary health care providers
Dr Mal Washer - GP and Retired Federal MP (Politics in Medicine - Who Calls the Shots?)
Mal was a GP at Seacrest Medical Centre in 1998 when he became the Liberal MP for Moore, retiring in 2013. Representing his northern suburbs constituency he has been involved with things like tobacco company support of political parties, stem cell research, drug law reform, and federalisation of hospital care. After 16 years in federal politics he knows the process well. Originally from Bunbury, Mal likes fishing and the sea, and graduated in medicine from UWA in 1970. He is regarded as a straight shooter with liberal views on many things, His insights are invaluable.
Dr David Watson - Physician (GPs & Specialists - Partners in What?)
David Watson graduated in Sydney in 1968, has lived in Perth since 1972 and practised as a General Physician since mid-1972, initially at SCGH full time, then at RPH part time (1977-88) and in private practice since 1977.He has been based at SJGHS since May 1978. He has been involved in a range of other professional activities, including the State and Federal AMA, HBF Board, MDA National from 1968, with a large medico-legal practice of his own, and in teaching and mentoring students and graduates since 1968. David is married with two adult daughters.
Ms Sarah Wells - Finance Specialist (Doctors - A Price on Your Head)
Sarah is a Medical finance specialist representing the Finance Detective with almost 20 years experience in assisting clients with their financial needs. With strong networks in the banking and finance industry Sarah is well equipped to help secure financial futures.
Dr Martin Whitely - Health Consumers Council (Medical Board & AHPRA - Friendly Fire?)
A former teacher, university lecturer, author and member of the WA Parliament from 2001 to 2013. Ensuring children with emotional and behavioural difficulties receive support that matches their needs, and protecting involuntary mental health patients, were two of Martin’s priorities in parliament. He has extensive experience advocating for both individuals and systemic change to improve health, mental health, housing and educational outcomes. He believes health consumers have the right to make fully informed choices based on robust evidence and truly independent advice.
Dr Craig White - Occupational Physician (Doctors Vs the Pace of Change)
Locally trained in Perth and is Consultant Occupational Physician within Kinetic Health WA, and State Medical Officer. He consults to the oil, mining, aviation, health and rail industries. He work includes: medical and medicolegal opinions; permanent impairment assessments; fitness for work assessments; workers' compensation; health surveillance and worksite assessments. He is a designated aviation medical examiner (CASA) and certified medical review officer (MRO).
Dr Helen Wilcox - GP Representative and Mother (Doctors the Care Factor)
GP in Mt Lawley. She combines clinical work with roles as an Associate Professor in the Discipline of General Practice in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at UWA and as the WA Censor and Executive Board member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Penny Wilson - Rural GP (GPs & Specialists - Partners in What?")
A recently fellowed GP obstetrician who is constantly on the road, travelling to far-flung corners of Australia for her work as a rural locum. Outside of clinical work she is interested in education and mentoring, leadership and advocacy. She is a self-confessed “committee-junkie” and has held positions with WAGPET, the RACGP WA faculty and General Practice Registrars. A keen blogger and enthusiastic user of social media, and part of the team behind socialmediagp.org.
Dr Rebecca Wood - Anaesthetics Trainee (Future Medicine - the Change Game)
She is a Registrar at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Dr Wood graduated from the University of Western Australia and is pursuing a career in Anaesthetics. Dr Wood is one of the Co-Chairs of the Doctors in Training Committee and ran the Hospital Health Check in 2017 which received media attention and an audience with each of the Metropolitan Health Services CEOs.
Dr Mary Wyatt - GPRA Representative (Training & 'Dud' Doctors?)
Mary is a recently Fellowed GP who completed her training with WAGPET and has had extensive involvement with GPRA and other registrar representative roles. Mary had a varied career prior to her late start to medicine as an engineer in the Royal Australian Navy and a high school mathematics teacher. She has served on several boards, and remains passionate about representing doctors in training.
Dr Jessica Yin - Urologist (Transparency - Clear as Mud?)
A urological surgeon sub-specialising in continence and reconstruction. She is a UWA graduate, married with 2.5 children and currently the senior Urologist at KEMH. Board positions relevant to the topic include Chair of the RACS WA committee, MAC Chair HPH, and Member of the Functional Special Advisory Group USANZ. A Dockers supporter, keen snowboarder and skydiver who believes education, organisation and collegiality will make our health system the best.
Dr Damien Zilm - Training & Rural GP (Training & 'Dud' Doctors?)
He trained at UWA, has fellowships with the RACGP, ACRRM and is currently working in Laverton, Leonora, Northam (ED) and Bassendean as well as on the Emergency Telehealth Service and SJOG (ED). He is an active supervisor with WAGPET, RVTS and independent college pathways and previously RCS. He is the current Chair of WAGPET and the Country PHN and on the WAPHA board. He is passionate about training colleagues and shaping the profession for the future.
Dr John Zorbas - Critical Care Registrar (Doctors the Care Factor)
Critical Care Registrar with a keen interest in social media and other young doctors. He is editor of his own science and health blog and is one of the clinical leaders with the eHealth Transition Authority. He protects his privacy in the Facebook world we live in.