Dr. Justin Bowra

Dr. Bowra is an experienced Emergency Medicine Specialist and the CEO and founder of ConnectedMed the parent company of My Emergency Dr. He is a published author (Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy, Bowra and McLaughlin 2nd ed) and his passions include telehealth, tele-education and ultrasound.

Dr. Kirsty Short

Dr. Short is a Sydney-based specialist emergency doctor with a keen interest in Emergency Education and Quality Assurance. She instructs internationally on the Advanced Paediatric Life Support course (UK and Australia) and the Emergency Life Care Course (Sri Lanka) and is a Conjoint Lecturer at the St George and Sutherland UNSW Clinical School.

Dr. Richard Paoloni

Dr. Paoloni is the Chief Medical Advisor for ConnectedMed, coordinating the activities of the FACEMs employed by the company. He is an experienced senior emergency physician, Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) and an Associate Professor with the University of Sydney. Richard is currently the Chair of the ACEM Workforce Subcommittee and a member of the ACEM Standards Committee.  Previous roles include the NSW Faculty Chair of ACEM (4 years) and Director of Emergency Medicine at Concord Hospital (12 years). He has a strong interest in streamlining access to emergency care, developing and refining new models of care and promoting high quality service within emergency medicine consultations.

Dr. Kylie Baker

Dr. Baker is a Specialist Emergency Physician who has worked at Ipswich Hospital since 1991. She has been training emergency medicine doctors for the last 10 years, and has a special interest in emergency department bedside ultrasound.

She is a faculty member of the Australian Institute of Ultrasound.

Dr. Carl O’Kane

Dr. O’Kane has been working at Townsville Hospital in Far North Queensland for the last 14 years.  He flies regularly with Life flight on both fixed wing and helicopter medical retrievals. Carl has also assisted in the coordination of North Queensland retrieval assets for 12 years, including the use of telehealth to assist rural and remote emergency care. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the co-located James Cook University.

Dr Charlie Tweed

Dr Tweed has been working as a Specialist Emergency Physician for nearly 15 years. In that time he has worked in London, Auckland and Brisbane, but is currently based in Western Australia. His interests include ethics in emergency medicine and patient safety.

Dr. Andrew Christophers

Dr. Christophers has been an Emergency Physician (FACEM) since 2000, works full-time in public and private ED’s in Perth, has locummed across the country, currently with WACHS in Busselton and Northam. He has previously been involved with the college as DEMT and on the SAQ exam committee. He has been an EMST Instructor since 2003. He has done diverse things such as Ship’s Doctor to Antarctica, Japan and the South Pacific, worked at the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games as Athlete Care Doctor and is passionate about playing hockey, going skiing and watching all sports particularly AFL and his beloved West Coast!

Dr Sheravika Leonny

Dr Sheravika Leonny is a Melbourne-trained specialist emergency physician with over 10 years experience in the field. She has worked in regional, urban and tertiary hospitals internationally and is an enthusiastic educator in Emergency Medicine, particularly in the field of simulation. She is passionate about providing care to patients in an innovative era, while maintaining a fundamental holistic and respectful approach.

Dr Juan Carlos Ascencio-Lane

Dr Ascencio-Lane is an Emergency physician based in Tasmania. Having worked in Ireland and New Zealand, he is now settled in Hobart, Tasmania. He instructs on the Advanced Paediatric Life Support course and has helped to establish an emergency training program for rural doctors in Tasmania (EMET).  He is currently the Tasmanian representative on the Council of Advocacy, Practice and Partnerships (CAPP) for ACEM and is the college’s representative on the reference group for the formation of clinical guidelines in conjunction with the Heart Foundation / Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand for Atrial Fibrillation.

As well as having an interest in and having a diploma in Sports Medicine, he is currently undertaking training to be a specialist in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr John L Holmes

Dr John L Holmes is a senior specialist emergency physician based in Brisbane and has been a FACEM for almost 30 years.  He’s been director of emergency medicine at Frankston Hospital in Victoria and Cairns & The Mater Hospital Brisbane in Queensland.  He has also served as Chair of the Queensland Faculty of ACEM and has served on numerous committees for the College.  John is very interested in aeromedical retrieval and established the first aeromedical service in Cairns and the far north of Queensland and has personally completed almost 700 aeromedical missions.  He is also passionate about developing the speciality of emergency medicine both in Australia and overseas and has spent sabbaticals in Ireland and Iceland as a visiting emergency medicine consultant.  He also spent over a year in the Netherlands where he was director of Emergency Medicine Education at the OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam and also established the first EM training program at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam.  John has also been to Fiji where he was a visiting consultant and worked with trainees of the new MSc program in EM at the Fiji National University.  John is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and was formerly Adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology.