Resident Medical Practitioners: Registrars / Resident Medical Officers / Registered Medical Officers
Dr Ashley Kras
MBBS (Hons.), MBI, Dip. Arts, Melbourne VIC
Ophthalmology RegistrarAshley has just returned from his masters of bioinformatics at Harvard Medical School as a Fulbright Scholar. He is currently in his final year of ophthalmology training in Melbourne. As a postdoctoral fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, he worked on research involving artificial intelligence and retinal imaging. Previously, Ashley has also worked at IBM in Melbourne as a clinical consultant to ophthalmology imaging research projects.
Dr Chandrashan Perera
MMed (OphthSc), MBBS, BMedSCi (Hons), Melbourne VIC
Trainee Ophthalmology RegistrarChandrashan is a Trainee Ophthalmology Registrar with a passion for combining healthcare with technology. He has been involved in the successful implementation of health IT solutions, in a variety of clinical settings. To help drive adoption of new technologies in health, he also runs a digital health startup, Nebula Health where they help improve the patients' clinical journey. As a strong believer in evidence-based medicine, Chandrashan is also a founder and Chief Editor of a peer-reviewed academic medical journal titled the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine which publishes the latest research in mHealth.
Dr Hamish Graham
BSc, DipInformatics, MBBS(Hons), Armadale VIC
Hospital Medical OfficerHamish began his career in the IT industry working in business analytics and software development with a particular interest in information security. He has carried those interests into his medical career currently working as a HMO, while continuing to advance his knowledge of data science and developing tools to assist junior medical staff. Hamish is also actively involved in the roll out of an electronic medical record system to Victoria's biggest health service.
Dr Rowan Ellis
MBBS, BSc (Human Bio, Sci Coms), GradCertMed(CritCare), CHIA, Perth WA
Resident Medical OfficerRowan Ellis is passionate about innovation, usability and the effective implementation of digital health tools. In pursuing a career in Anaesthesia, Rowan has recently taken on a new role as Anaesthetics Registrar at St John of God Healthcare, WA. In his recent role as a Resident Medical Officer at Fiona Stanley Hospital he has been the clinical lead for WA Health’s first Hackathon, is a graduate of the Institute for Health Leadership’s Medical Service Improvement Program and is a clinical adviser to the WA Health ICT Strategy and Governance unit. He has also spent time as a Medical Education Registrar.
Dr William Yan
MBBS, MPhil (Ophthalmology), Melbourne VIC
Ophthalmology RegistrarWilliam is an ophthalmology registrar and researcher with an interest in population health, digital health and blindness prevention. After earning his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Monash University, he completed a Master of Philosophy in ophthalmic epidemiology at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) exploring the impact of education and socioeconomic status on the quality and distribution of eye care services worldwide. He is an advocate for technology-driven approaches to increasing healthcare access and sustainability having collaborated with health technology companies in Australia and overseas in Silicon Valley to develop disease-screening tools for patients and clinicians. William is a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University and has completed a Fellowship in Digital Health and Ophthalmic Innovation. He also studied clinical informatics with a view to supporting the application, efficiency and impact of data-driven medicine to complement informed clinical decision-making in Australia.
Dr Imogen Thomson
BBMed MD and Master of Philosophy (Public Health), Newcastle, NSW
Junior Medical OfficerImogen is a junior doctor based in the Hunter region, with a career interest in health policy alongside medicine. Imogen has previously worked on major policy projects with the World Health Organization, McKinsey & Company, and the Centre for Policy Development, among others. Her Master of Philosophy (Public Health) research focuses on improving organ donation rates in Australia. Having undertaken her clinical placements rurally, she is passionate about the role that policy can play in improving health equity, particularly in the context of digital health and emerging technologies in medicine.
Dr Jaffly Chen
(B. Med) MBBS, Sydney, NSW
Junior Medical OfficerDuring the day, Jaffly works as a junior doctor in Orange NSW. By night, Jaffly is busy exploring the world of medical technology and digital health. He's won two national hackathons, been a two time pitch competition finalist, and has worked in Federal Parliament on mental health and rural health policy for a Senate Inquiry. He has interned at the World Health Organisation, worked with a number of health tech start-ups and accelerators, and recently returned from the MIT/Harvard Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp. Jaffly’s passion is in better understanding how to use technology to bridge the divide between rural and urban healthcare outcomes and he is currently completing his Master of Public Health at the University of New South Wales as a Westpac Future Leaders Scholar. By joining the Australian Digital Health Agency as a clinical reference lead Jaffly hopes to see a healthier Australia which leads the world in its digital health capabilities and strategy.