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The Quarterly 2012


Dr. Martin Byrne
BAppSc, MBBS, FRACGP, FARGP, FACRRM, DRANZCOG, GAICD

Dr Byrne has recently joined the College as a Candidate and is currently working as the Executive Director of Medical Services at Roma and South West District Queensland.

He has always been a rural doctor and is extremely committed and passionate about rural medicine. His previous work history has taken him to regions such as Maryborough, Blackall and Mitchell.

His medical interests include chronic disease management, women’s health, obstetrics, emergency medicine and Aboriginal Health.

Martin’s wife Katie owns the local deli and coffee shop and their children Emily, Jack and Sally all attend the local primary school. He and his family currently live on acreage in Roma with their menagerie of animals. These include: 4 cows, 10 ducks, 12 chickens, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 turtle and Frank the tractor. Martin and Katie are keen to return to Tuscany Italy soon for some well earned rest and recuperation.


Dr. CT Hung
MBBS, MSc, FRACMA

Dr. CT Hung is currently the Hospital Chief Executive of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Cluster Chief Executive of the Kowloon Central Cluster (of hospitals), Hong Kong Hospital Authority. He was trained as an anaesthesiologist, practiced anaesthesiology and pain medicine for more than twenty years and then moved to medical administration 7 years ago with a keen interest in enhancing quality and safety of healthcare services.

Apart from quality and safety, Dr. Hung has been heavily involved in education and training of medical specialists. He was the President and Chairman of Education Committee of Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists from 1995-1999 and 1999 to 2004 respectively. He also just retired from the Vice-President (Education and Examination) of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Academy), a post he held since December 2004. The Academy was established by statute in 1993 to train, assess and accredit specialists and consists of 15 constituent Colleges. As Vice-President, Dr. Hung chairs the Academy Education Committee which deals with issues in relation to training, examination, keeping and promoting standards, and continuous professional development. Lately the Committee has been involved in promulgation of clinical guidelines involving multiple specialties and modernization of postgraduate medical education.


Dr. Karen Ng
MBBS

Karen graduated in the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne in 2004 and subsequently did a year of internship at Austin Health, followed by a year at Western Health and then four years as a medical registrar at Barwon Health. During her time at Austin Health, she also was involved with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria and the AMA Doctors-in-Training subdivision.

Her main interests have evolved over the years, and she now spends most of her free time reading, catching up with family and friends and ‘reviewing’ restaurants. Karen has just joined the College as a Candidate in our Registrar training program. Having enjoyed the relatively smoke and pollution free lifestyle of regional Geelong, she looks forward to starting at Epworth Healthcare in 2012.


Dr. Mark Norman
BPhty, BMedSc, MBBS, MPH&TM, FRACGP, AFRACMA

Dr Norman started his professional career as a Physiotherapist and owned his own business in Bundaberg. At the age of 28 he moved to Tasmania and started his MBBS, with his wife and child in tow.

After completing his medical training he moved back to Brisbane and commenced Emergency Medicine training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He later changed to General Practice in order to spend more time with his family.

In 2005 he completed his Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, whilst continuing to work as a General Practitioner until 2007. He then took up the role of the Director of Medical Services for Gallipoli Barracks Health Centre. In December 2010 he was promoted to the Regional Health Director Queensland, a role he still occupies.

Mark has recently joined the College as a Candidate in our Fellowship Training Program, having been previously an Associate Fellow. He is married with three grown up children. His hobbies include: making furniture, playing music, growing things and flying his aircraft to anywhere that suits him.


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