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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.

Paediatrics achiever: Dr Trevor Parry
Written by Dr Ryan Wallman   
Saturday, 01 September 2007

Parry_Trevor_award_TN.jpgAccording to popular medical philosophy, today's incontrovertible fact is an even-money bet to become historical curiosity in less than a generation. Developmental paediatrician Dr Trevor Parry understands this...

Maverick medico MP: Dr Mal Washer
Written by MF   
Wednesday, 01 August 2007

Dr Mal Washer MPDr Mal Washer's career in Federal politics could be considered a slow burn. He entered the political arena in 1998 as the Liberal MP for the Federal seat of Moore in the northern suburbs ...

A country vision - Dr Phil Reid
Written by Dr Ryan Wallman   
Sunday, 01 July 2007

Dr Phil Reid with grandson EthanIn a medical system notable for its burgeoning layers of specialisation, the generalist is required to take an ever broader perspective. So it's not surprising that Dr Phil Reid has a history of seeing the bigger picture...

A/Prof Geoff Riley - the Docs' Doc
Written by MF   
Tuesday, 01 May 2007


WA medicos don't come much more respected than Dr Geoff Riley. He has just finished his tenure as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UWA to take on the role as Head of the Rural Clinical School based in Albany...

Leading by example - Dr Penny Flett
Written by Jasmine Heyden   
Thursday, 01 March 2007

Dr Penny Flett, corporate high flyerDr Penny Flett is something of a modern-day super woman. She is known in medical and business circles as the CEO of the Brightwater aged care group, and is frequently seen on boards...

Alzheimer's - Prof Ralph Martins
Written by Shane Cummings   
Saturday, 01 July 2006

thumb_0607old_woman_pills.jpgFor more than twenty years, Professor Ralph Martins has dedicated himself to researching Alzheimer's disease....

Dr Leon Neething - xenografts
Written by Dr Ryan Wallman   
Monday, 01 May 2006


Dr Leon Neething and the team at Fremantle Heart Institute have a unique way of treating xenograft donor tissues that will help heart valve recipients, and others.

Multiskilled - Dr Susan Downes
Written by Mark Thornley   
Saturday, 01 April 2006

0604Susan_Passport_photo.jpgThey say the genes for multi-tasking, negotiating skills, spatial awareness and acceptance are carried on the X chromosome. Dr Susan Downes is living evidence of these inherent skills, plus more....

Outsider - Prof Roger Dawkins
Written by Mark Thornley   
Wednesday, 01 March 2006

thumb_Dawkins_Roger_Prof_Feb06.jpgFrom a family of high achievers, Prof Roger Dawkin's genes were hardwired for success. Tall and retiring, he remains one of WA medicine's true enigmas.

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