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Dr Anne Karczub – Rebuilding at KEMH
Written by Marcia Devenney   
Tuesday, 01 February 2011

Karczub-Anne-DrDr Anne Karczub holds the twin pillars of training and retention very dear and this quietly resolute Director of Obstetrics is very clear on the direction she wants for the professionals working around her. Anne’s original thoughts were to follow her father into general practice in regional WA, as she grew up in Kalgoorlie and her father worked there for thirty years. But a stint overseas in Zimbabwe in the eighties saw a shift in her plan – Anne worked more and more with...

 
Dr Belinda Wozencroft, Registrar of the Year
Written by MF   
Wednesday, 01 December 2010

Wozencroft-Belinda-Dr-Dec10As GPs go, Dr Belinda Wozencroft is fairly new to the game. She graduated from medicine just this year, but has already attracted attention as a talented and enthusiastic doctor; a reputation that saw her win the 2010 RACGP General Practice Registrar of the Year Award. Before that, she took out the 2009 Edward Gawthorn Prize for the highest college exam score. When Medical Forum delved deeper we found Belinda’s story goes back further than her recent accolades....

 
Dr Rod Petersen – Obstetrics & the Army Reserve
Sunday, 01 August 2010
Dr Rod PetersenWhat started as a personal profile of Rod Petersen and his military life, ended up as a philosophical discussion on the deployment of limited resources in health care. Rod learnt about limited resources when he joined the Army Reserve in 1985 soon after graduating – during bush treks, all creature comforts were carried. The stark reality of limited resources hit him when he....
 
Neonates - Prof Karen Simmer
Written by MF   
Sunday, 02 May 2010

 When it comes to caring for pre-term and new babies, few people in WA, if any, have contributed more than Prof Karen Simmer as Professor of Newborn Medicine at UWA and director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at KEMH and PMH.

 
Forensic Pathologist
Written by MF   
Monday, 01 March 2010
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Dr Karin Margolius has topped off an already prolific career with another gong - The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), given out at this year's Australia Day ceremony in Perth for her services to ‘clinical forensic medicine, education.......

 
Dr David Millar: Life and Death on the Southern Ocean
Monday, 01 June 2009

Millar_David_SeaShepherd_TN.jpgDr David Millar has been a passionate supporter of whale conservation ever since he sailed into Albany many years ago during the tail end of WA's whaling era. Determined to see the end of whaling altogether, David signed up with outspoken conservation group Sea Shepherd, and earlier this year, he was the ship's doctor about the Steve Irwin as it faced down a fleet of Japanese whaling vessels in Antarctic waters.

 
Saving Lives by Eating Right
Written by Jasmine Heyden   
Sunday, 01 February 2009

Binns_Colin_Prof_TN.jpgWhen it comes to nutrition and public health, there are few more dedicated and influential doctors than Prof Colin Binns. Colin is the foundation head of Curtin University of Technology's School of Public Health, a position he held from 1979 until 2001...

 
Prof Moyez Jiwa: "intrapreneur"
Written by Dr Sita Mahadevan   
Monday, 01 December 2008

Jiwa_Moyez_Prof_Dec08_TN.jpgProf Moyez Jiwa is one of the rare individuals dedicated to primary care research in WA. His medical career began as a GP in the UK, but he was so keen to gain a deeper understanding of primary care, he uprooted and migrated to Australia in 2005...

 
Dr Tadj: A Decade of Commitment
Written by Clare Valley   
Saturday, 01 November 2008

Tadj_David_Dr_TN.jpgFor Dr David Tadj, 2008 marks two anniversaries: ten years in the south coast idyll of Albany and ten years of energetic and committed board membership of the Great Southern GP Network, of which he is currently chair.

 
Kununoppin's "Dr John"
Written by MF   
Tuesday, 01 July 2008

Radunovich_John_Dr_wheatbel.jpgIt is a rare doctor who celebrates his golden anniversary of working in one place, especially in the bush, but Kununoppin's "Dr John" Radunovich is a rare kind of man.

 
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