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Ophthalmologist elected to AMA position

30/05/2018By Matthew Woodley • Staff Journalist
Ophthalmologist Associate Professor Julian Rait OAM has been elected as the new president of Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria, promising to provide strong health leadership on behalf of patients and the medical profession.

The RANZCO Fellow is replacing former president Dr Lorraine Baker, and the eye specialist said he is determined to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery in Victoria for patients, practitioners and the community.


“We need to improve our health services to keep up with demand particularly in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and in rural and regional areas.”
Julian Rait, AMA Victoria.

“Victoria is growing dramatically. We need to improve our health services to keep up with demand particularly in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and in rural and regional areas,” Rait said.

“We will be pushing for improvements in mental health; particularly for more community-based mental health services and for more psychiatric beds in public hospitals.”

Rait has more than 25 years of clinical, research and leadership experience, including leading the Glaucoma Unit at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital for 12 years from 1993–2005. He has also held leadership roles at the medical indemnity organisation, MDA National; the Victorian branch of RANZCO; and various state and national AMA positions.

He said aside from mental health, other key areas of focus would include general practice, rural medicine, and doctor health and wellbeing.

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