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The Board

  • The Board is the governing body of HPMI and is responsible for all policy-making decisions
  • Meets four times during one-year term of office on a Thursday evening for 1.5 hours
  • New Board elected at AGM to be held prior to 31st March each year
  • HPMI provides specialist group funding for return economy class airfares for specialist groups' Visiting Speakers via College Representatives. Please contact the Secretariat for contact details of any Board member.
  • If you are interested in having a voice in the promotion and development of your postgraduate body by standing as a Candidate for the Board, please signify on your Membership form.
Chairperson Dr Chandrasekhara Padmakumar
Honorary Secretary HPMI Executive Officer
Honorary Treasurer Dr Milton Sales, OAM

Election of Three Members practising predominantly inside the cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie:

Conjoint Prof Jeannette Lechner-Scott

Dr Chandrasekhara Padmakumar
Dr Dhan Thiruchelvam
Election of Members practising predominantly outside the cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie:

Dr Greg McGrath

Prof Dimity Pond
Election of One Member practising in the Central Coast Region:
No nomination received
Election of One Member representing the Registrars, Career Medical Officers, Residents and Interns in the hospitals of the Hunter Region:

No nomination received

Up to three members of the Community:
Mr Graeme Thomas
Nominations have been received from the following, to be their representatives on the Board of the Institute:

Dr Rashi Malesu

Australasian College of Dermatologists
Dr David Leaf Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine
Dr Pragya Ajitsaria Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Dr Kate Thomson Bowe Division of Paediatrics, RACP
TBA Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr Milton Sales, OAM and Dr Dimity Pond Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Dr Harsimrat Sandhu Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Dr Catherine Dunlop Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Dr Steven Bollipo Royal Australasian College of Physicians
TBA Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators
Dr Greg McGrath Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Dr Jatin Thakur Royal Australasian College of Radiologists
Dr Adeeb Majid Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Associate Professor Huy Tran Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Dr Nerida Paterson

College of Health, Medicine & Wellbeing, The University Newcastle

Member of the Council of The University of Newcastle 

Vice-Chancellor and/or nominee

Co-opted Members
Dr Paul Craven Representative of Hunter New England Health Chief Executive, Mr Michael DiRienzo

Dr Alvand Amiri

Dr Rohan Bhagwandeen

Dr Peter Choi

Dr Peter Chong

Dr Doug Howarth

Dr Ehsan Mozafari

Dr Thida Myint