Perth sur­geon new AMA boss

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

THE Aus­tralian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion has a new boss with Dr Omar Khor­shid elected to re­place out­go­ing pres­i­dent Dr Tony Bar­tone.

Dr Khor­shid, an or­thopaedic sur­geon in Perth, won the bal­lot on Satur­day, beat­ing Queens­land res­pi­ra­tory spe­cial­ist Dr Chris Zap­pala.

“Tony Bar­tone has been mag­nif­i­cent and tire­less in his work to sup­port the health and well­be­ing of the peo­ple of Aus­tralia,” Deputy Chief Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer Pro­fes­sor Michael Kidd said.

“We all owe him a huge debt of grat­i­tude.”

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