Port Macquarie Campus Academic Profiles

 

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A/Professor Alexander (Sandy) McColl BA, BSc (PT-Hons), MD Calgary, CCFP, FRACGP, FCAP
Head of Campus
Specialty: Pathology, General Practice

Contact
T (02) 6580 7500
F (02) 6580 7511
E a.mccoll@unsw.edu.au

A/Professor McColl has been with the Port Macquarie Rural Clinical School since 2003. His experience is wide and varied. He has qualified in physiotherapy, family medicine and anatomic pathology. He teaches Phase 3 Biomedical Science and Family Medicine. He is coordinator for Phase 2. He was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2004.

He is also involved in research with the Rural Clinical School and the local community. This includes collaborative projects with Queen’s University – Actionable Nuggets: Knowledge Translation about Special Populations in Family Medicine – and the recent Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Rotator Cuff Injury in the Workplace.

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A/Professor Kevin Alford

Specialty: Cardiologist

Kevin a senior clinical medical tutor for Phase 3 students. He also initiated and leads weekly Cardiology Education sessions. He is an avid triathlete.

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Dr Aiveen Bannan

Specialty: Infectious Diseases Physician

Aiveen first came to Port Macquarie as a student and as a Registrar at PMBH. Dr Bannan coordinates the Phase 2 Society & Health module. She teaches microbiology in Phase 2 and examines Phase 2 and Phase 3 end-of-year exams. Dr Bannan enjoys morning walks on the beach.

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Dr Penny Black

Specialty: Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Penny is the female member of the “Gang of Four” Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. As part of the one in four on call she takes the students for ward rounds, in the ante natal clinic as well as some didactic lectures.

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Dr Chris Chee

Specialty: Urology

Chris has been with the School since 2008.  He has regular tutorial sessions with both Phase 2 and Phase 3 students in Urology.  He also takes students on ward rounds, in surgery and in theatre.

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Dr Bill Cumberland

Specialty: Orthopaedics

Bill has been with the School since 2003.  He has regular tutorial sessions with both Phase 2 and Phase 3 students in Orthopaedics.  He also takes students on ward rounds and in theatre.

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Dr John Gan MB BS Syd., FRACS (General and Vascular)
Senior Lecturer
Specialty: Vascular Surgery


Dr Gan is a senior clinical surgical tutor and examiner. He is the Supervisor of the Phase 3 Surgical module.  John has been with the School since 2002. He was named Tutor of the Year in 2006.  He does medical outreach work in Africa (Zimbabwe, Malawi and Rwanda) with “Specialist without Borders”.  He plays the ukulele like Yo-Yo Ma plays the cello.

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A/Professor Shibu Sen Gupta

Specialty: General Surgery

Shibu has been with the campus since 2005. He gives tutorials in anatomy and clinical examination to both Phase 2 and Phase 3 students.   He is also a member of faculty with the NEIGRIHMS medical school in Shillong, India.  He is a member of the historical society of India.

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Dr Meredith Hinds


Specialty: Psychiatrist

Meredith has been with the School since 2004.  She has regular tutorial sessions with students during the Psychiatry term in Phase 3.

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A/Professor Prem Rashid  MBBS(WA) MAICD FRACGP FRACS(Urol) PhD(WA) DClinSurg(Syd)
 
Specialty: Urology
 
Prem has been with the RCS since its inception. He has a strong interest in surgical education and has been very active in the ANZ post-graduate urology training program. His clinical interests span the range of urological conditions especially rehabilitation after cancer treatment and reconstructive/restorative functional urology. As Head of Urology at Port Macquarie Base Hospital, he helps coordinate the education program for accredited registrars and medical students. His focus is one-on-one and tutorial teaching. He is also the author of a free online education tool www.uro101.com
 

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A/Professor Ray Hodgson MB BS Syd., MRCOG Lond., FRACOG
Senior Lecturer
Specialty: Obstetrics, Gynaecology

A/Professor Hodgson is the senior Obstetrics and Gynaecology tutor. He is the Supervisor for the O & G Term in both Phase 2 and Phase 3. Ray has been with the School since 2004. During his tenure, the RANZCOG prize for highest performing student in O&G has been won by a Port Macquarie student, three times.

Ray is the founder of Australians for Women’s Health Initiative – an internationally recognized organization providing gynaecological and maternal education and care to under privileged women of Nepal. For his work, Ray was recently named Port Macquarie Citizen of the Year and nominated for a Pride of Australia award.
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Dr Mark Johnson BMED, FRACP, MPH
Specialty: Paediatrician

Mark joined the Port Macquarie campus in 2010. He teaches paediatrics in Phase 2 and 3 both on the wards and in private clinics.  Mark is involved in the Indigenous outreach clinics in Kempsey and Nambucca Heads.  He enjoys walking his dogs on Lighthouse Beach.

 

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Dr Jim Kerr

Specialty: Paediatrician

Jim has been with the School since 2005. He gives regular tutorials to students in Phase 2 and Phase 3 in addition to clinical sessions in surgery.

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Dr Stephano Kim

Specialty: Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Stephano has been with the School since 2004. He has regular tutorial sessions with both Phase 2 and Phase 3 students in O&G.

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Dr Matthew Kinchington BSC (MED), MBBS UNSW, FRACP


Specialty: Geriatrician

Matt has been with the School since 2007 and oversees the Aged Care and Rehabilitation module in Phase 2. He also examines both Phase 2 and Phase 3 final exams.  Matt has supervised ILP student projects on Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease which are of special interest to him.  He is currently involved in a number of clinical trials (Stroke/ Stoke Thrombosis).

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A/Professor Debbie Kors

Specialty: General Practitioner

Debbie has students in Phase 3 in her rooms for the primary care module. Debbie regularly delivers tutorials in Phase 2. She is very involved in the post graduate education of Family Medicine registrars and was recently awarded the Australian GP Registrar Supervisor of the Year by the General Practice Education and Training Consortium.

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A/Professor Andrew Last

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Andrew has been with the School since 2008.  He oversees the Phase 2 Oncology program and delivers weekly bedside tutorial in Phase 3. Andrew is a regular Examiner in both the Phase 2 and 3 exams.

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A/Professor Gabriel Lau

Specialty: Emergency Physician

Gabe has been with the School since 2010.  He delivers weekly tutorials to Phase 3 students.  He supervises in the Emergency Department.  Gabe also takes part in Phase 3 final exams.

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Dr Greg Longfield

Speciality: General Surgery

Greg has been with the School since 2004.  Greg has a special interest in Upper GI surgery.  He delivers a weekly bedside tutorial for Phase 3 students.  Greg is a regular Examiner in both the Phase 2 and 3 exams.

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A/Professor David McDonald MB BS, FRACP, DA
Senior Lecturer
Specialty: Paediatrics


A/Professor McDonald is the Senior Paediatric lecturer. He has been an APLS instructor for 15 years and has 30 years’ experience in clinical Paediatrics. David has been with the School since 2004. He is the Supervisor of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 Paediatric module.  When he is not working David is usually surfing, bushwalking or campaigning against children’s obesity.

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Dr Joe McMahon

Specialty: General Practice

Joe has been with the School since 2005. He takes Phase 3 student in clinical rooms during the Primary Care term.

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A/Professor Dean Pepper BME, FRACS (Orth), FA (Orth).

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Dean has been with the school since 2004.  He teaches students in both Phase 2 and Phase 3. He was winner of Tutor of the Year in 2006. Dean has also been an ILP student supervisor.

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Dr Michael Prowse

Specialty: Rheumatologist

Mike is a senior clinical medical tutor and examiner with special interest in rheumatology.  He is a double winner of Tutor of the Year at Port Macquarie campus. Mike has been a member of the Australian side for Touch Football and an active participant in touch football at the local and campus level.
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Specialty: General Surgeon

Peter was the original Head of Campus before stepping down in 2008. Fortunately for the School he continues to teach in Phase 2 and Phase 3. He also oversees the Clinical Skills program.  Peter is a keen golfer and keener grandfather.
 
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Dr Helen Rosenthall

Specialty: General Practice

Helen has been with the School since 2003.  She takes Phase 3 student in clinical rooms during the Primary Care term. Her main interests are  women’s health and aged care. She runs a monthly child and family clinic at community health centre in Port Macquarie. She has a keen interest in education.

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Dr Kishore Sanghi

Specialty:  Intensivist  + Anaesthetics

Kishore has been with the School since 2010.  He supervises both Phase 2 and Phase 3 students in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care.  He also takes students for interdisciplinary teaching in the Port MEDiSIM simulation lab. Kishore is the Mid Coast Donor Medical Specialist.  He enjoys mountain biking.
image - Port Macquarie Campus Academic Profiles Dr Marie Shaw MB BS, FRANZCP
Senior Lecturer
Specialty: Psychiatry

Dr Shaw is the Supervisor of the Phase 3 Psychiatry module.  Dr Shaw has been with the School since 2004. She was twice named Tutor of the Year in 2010 and 2012.  Marie represents the Rural School on the phase 3 committee of the School of Psychiatry. She co-leads a bailant group for local GP’s and has previously coordinated the undergraduate psychiatry program for the University of Sydney.  Marie enjoys a rural lifestyle including canoeing down the Hastings River.
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Dr Jan Snow

Specialty: General Practice

Jan has been with the School since 2009. She takes Phase 3 student in clinical rooms during the Primary Care term. Her interests include women's health and contraception. Her spare time is filled with competing interests of music, art, triathlon and trying to learn how to cook.

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Dr Richard Stark MB BS UNSW, FRACP, FRCPA
Senior Lecturer
Specialty: Haematology

Dr Stark is a senior clinical medical tutor and examiner with special interest in haematology and oncology. Richard was the author of the bedside tutorial as we know it here in Port Macquarie. He won Tutor of the Year in 2003.
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Dr Wil Waldow

Specialty: Anaesthetics

Will has been with the School since 2009.  He has regular tutorial sessions with Phase 3 students in Emergency and Anaesthetics.  He also takes students in theatre and in simulation lab.

image - Port Macquarie Campus Academic Profiles Dr Gordon Wicks

Specialty: Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Gordon has been with the School since 2004. He has regular tutorial sessions with both Phase 2 and Phase 3 students in O&G.

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A/Professor Stephen Young

Specialty: General Practitioner

Steve gives tutorials and teaches Phase 3 students in his surgery. He delivers tutorials in Phase 2 topics at the Clinical School. He is also examines both Phase 2 and Phase 3 final exams.