Wagga Wagga Campus Academic Profiles


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A/Prof Rashid Hashmi MBBS, Msc., PhD
Director of Medical Education
Coordinator of Radiology/Anatomy

Specialty: Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

E r.hashmi@unsw.edu.au
T (02) 6933 5111

Dr Hashmi has been a Nuclear Medicine Physician at Regional Imaging Ltd Wagga Wagga, Dr Hashmi has also worked in Radiology in Nagasaki University Hospital, Japan,  Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan, Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan and Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Pakistan.  Dr Hashmi also has numerous publications and has presented at various conferences around the world.   Dr Hashmi has compiled a comprehensive program for Radiology across Phase 2 and Phase 3.


Dr Jodi Culbert

Phase 2 Primary Care, Research Fellow

E j.culbert@unsw.edu.au


Megan Suthern

Phase 2 Coordinator

E m.suthern@unsw.edu.au

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Dr David Airey

Senior Lecturer

Specialty: Surgery

Coordinator Surgical Training

Dr Airey has been recently appointed as co-ordinator of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 surgery teaching program.  Dr Airey is a vascular surgeon in Wagga Wagga.
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A/Prof Shane Curran MB BS BMedSc Tas, FACEM
Senior Lecturer
Specialty: Emergency Medicine, Coordinator of Emergency Medicine teaching

E shane@unsw.edu.au

Dr Curran has a specific interest in rural Emergency Medicine, with research interests in thunderstorm asthma, horse related injuries and vertical integration of Emergency Medicine education across a team environment. He is currently completing his thesis for a Masters in Clinical Education on Emergency Medicine clinical staff learning style preferences.

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A/Prof John Preddy MB BS BMedSci Nott., MRCP UK, FRACP
Specialty: Paediatrics

T (02) 6933 5111

Dr Preddy has practiced Paediatrics in Wagga Wagga for 20 years. He trained as an undergraduate in Medicine at the University of Nottingham, UK. His interests are in Research and in particular, general Paediatric care relevant to rural Australia. He is committed to providing the best quality educational experience to medical students from UNSW.

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A/Prof Dr Michael McCready

Specialty: Cardiology

Dr  McCready has been in Wagga for more than 5 years, he coordinates the Phase 3 teaching program and has been closely associated with the development of the Phase 3 medical program in Wagga Wagga. Dr McCready completed his post graduate training in Canada before relocating to Wagga Wagga.

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Dr Syed Haris Omar

Specialty: Pharmacology

T (02) 6933 5140

Dr. Syed Haris Omar joined the RCS Wagga Campus as a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and researcher in early 2019. He currently supervises the Independent Learning Project (ILP) students.

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A/Prof Adrian van der Rijt MB BS (Hons.) FRCS.ED (Orth) FRACS, FAORTH.A
Senior Lecturer
Speciality: Orthopaedics

Dr van der Rijt is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with sub-specialist interest in management of patients with hip and knee disorders. Adrian has been involved in Orthopaedic Registrar and JMO/Medical Student training for over 18 years. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Specialty Court of Examiners in orthopaedic surgery.

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Dr Natalie Snyman
Specialty: Paediatrics

Coordinator of Paediatric teaching Phase II

Natalie completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Newcastle and completed her paediatric training at Sydney Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.  Dr Snyman has always looked forward to working in a regional centre in General Paediatrics.  Dr Snyman enjoys teaching  student’s and aims to encourage some of them to consider careers in regional Australia.

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A/Prof Adriaan Venter MbChB (Pret), Dip Prim EmergCare (SA), DTMH (Wits), FCP (SA), Cert Pulm (SA), Cert Pulm (SA) BSc HonsMed (Hyperbaric and Underwater medicine), FRACP

Phase 3 Coordinator

Specialty:  Respiratory and Sleep Physician

Dr Venter relocated in 2009 from Pretoria in South Africa, where he was in Private Practice working as a Pulmonologist and Critical Care specialist. His under graduate training was at The University of Pretoria. He has worked extensively in Emergency medicine,Tropical diseases and has trained and qualified as a General Physician in 1998 before training as a Pulmonologist (Respiratory and sleep Physician) in 2000.

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Dr Marietjie van der Merwe MBChB University of Pretoria, MFamMed (Family Medicine), DTMH (Diploma in Tropical Medicine) (WITS), FRACGP

Specialty: General Practice

Phase 2 Coordinator & Primary Care


Dr Van der Merwe’s post graduate training was at Capetown, South Africa. She has spent time at a mission hospital in rural South Africa and worked in London, England as a general practitioner. Currently Dr Van der Merwe is working in a local Medical Practice in Wagga Wagga as a GP. She also coordinates the Phase 2 and  Primary Care teaching at the Rural Clinical School.


Dr Louis Baggio

Professor Gerard Carroll; Cardiologist
Dr Mohamed Ahmed Elsayed Foda; Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Snr Lecturer
Dr Vincent Fernon, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist, Associate Professor
Dr Bijender Gautum; Paediatrician, Associate Lecturer
Dr Richard Harrison; Surgeon, Associate Professor
Dr Carl Henman; General Practice Obstetrician, Associate Lecturer
Dr Henry Hicks; Surgeon, Snr Lecturer
Dr Martin Jude; General Neurologist, Associate Professor
Dr Judith Killen; Anaesthetist/Intensivist, Snr Lecturer
Dr Paul Latimer; Opthamologist, Lecturer
Dr Michael PayneSurgery, Snr Lecturer
Professor Louis Pilotto, Primary Care
Dr Peter Ruchin; Physician and Interventional Cardiologist, Snr Lecturer
Dr Raymond Stanton; Urologist, Snr Lecturer
Dr Nick Williams; Surgeon, Lecturer