About the President
Dr Dilip Dhupelia
LRCPS (Ire); Dip Obst ACOG; FRACGP; FARGP; AFRACMA; FAICD
Trained in Dublin, Ireland, Dr Dhupelia immigrated to Queensland as a Resident at Toowoomba Base Hospital and subsequently Medical Superintendent at Millmerran (1978-1982) and then practised in Toowoomba (1982-2005) as a Rural Generalist Obstetrician. He served as Toowoomba LMA President, GP Connections Chair (Toowoomba Division of General Practice) and Chair of CheckUP Australia. From 2006-2010, Dr Dhupelia was Senior Medical Advisor for Medicare Australia, Health Advisory Branch. Since 2010, Dr Dhupelia works at Queensland Health as well as working as a part time general practitioner. Dr Dhupelia is Clinical Director of Queensland Country Practice, Rural and Remote Medical Support Services within the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service; part-time general practitioner in Toowong, Brisbane; Board Director of General Practice Training Queensland; Member of the Clinical Advisory Group of Brisbane North Primary Health Network. His AMA Queensland roles include Board Director, Councillor; Chair of Governance; and Member of the AMA Queensland Council of General Practice. His Federal AMA roles include Member of the AMA Council of General Practice and Member of the AMA Council of Rural Doctors.
“Having had extensive medical experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as within the federal and state government sectors, I feel I have a good grasp of health policy drivers, ensuring holistic care within a seamless patient journey and improvement strategies in areas such as integration of primary and secondary services in rural areas. As an AMA Queensland Councillor and Board Director, I look forward to working within a wide-ranging team and hopefully add value to the fine work already being performed in representation, leadership and advocacy.”