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Three new Board members

AMA Victoria Council has elected three new Board members: Dr Sarah Whitelaw, Dr Sue Abhary and Dr Christine Thevathasan.

AMA Victoria President Dr Tony Bartone and CEO Frances Mirabelli congratulate and welcome these doctors to the AMA Victoria Board.

Dr Sarah Whitelaw
Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr Whitelaw is a Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). She has worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for the past five years, and was previously at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. Dr Whitelaw’s leadership experience includes as an AMA Federal Councillor, a Board member of the ACEM’s Victorian faculty, and Deputy Director of Queensland Medical Education and Training. She is the ACEM’s representative on Council.

Dr Whitelaw has been elected as a Director without Portfolio until May 2017.

Dr Sue Abhary
Registrar, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)


Dr Abhary is a Medical Administration Registrar with Epworth HealthCare, having previously undertaken ophthalmology training. Dr Abhary has a strong academic background – she has published a number of papers and is now undertaking a Master of Health Management. In 2010, she completed a PhD on genetic risk factors of diabetic retinopathy. Dr Abhary has an interest in medical administration, leadership, research and medical education. She is the Doctors in Training subdivision’s representative on Council.

Dr Abhary has been elected as a Director without Portfolio until May 2017.

Dr Christine Thevathasan
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Dr Thevathasan is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Dr Thevathasan works as a clinical obstetrician and gynaecologist in both the private and public sectors (Cabrini and Sandringham hospitals). She undertook her training at Monash Medical Centre, Mercy Hospital for Women, Bendigo Base, PANCH, and two years in England at Canterbury. She is the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ representative on Council.

Dr Thevathasan has been elected as a Director without Portfolio until May 2016.

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