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AMA welcomes Dr Antonio Di Dio as new Professional Services Review Director

The Australian Medical Association welcomes the appointment of Associate Professor Antonio Di Dio as Director of the Professional Services Review (PSR).

Antonio Di Dio

Associate Professor Di Dio is an accomplished general practitioner and a highly respected member of the medical profession.

With more than 30 years’ experience as a practising clinician, he has also held many significant federal and state medical policy roles, helping improve outcomes for the community and the profession.

AMA President Professor Steve Robson said Associate Professor Di Dio was very well qualified to lead the PSR.

“I would like to congratulate Antonio on this appointment,” Professor Robson said.

“In addition to his clinical work, Associate Professor Di Dio has been a champion for protecting and improving the mental health and wellbeing of the medical profession.

“Antonio’s many years of service to his community and leadership within the profession was recognised with the AMA President’s Award in 2020.

“In recent years, Associate Professor Di Dio has done outstanding work as an expert in doctors’ health and as deputy chair of Drs4Drs — an organisation helping doctors and medical students with their mental health and wellbeing.”

Professor Robson said the AMA looked forward to continuing to work constructively with the PSR to ensure the regulator balances the important role of ensuring the integrity of the Medical Benefits Schedule with fair treatment of practitioners.

“The AMA has regular meetings with the PSR and I am looking forward to this continuing under Associate Professor Di Dio,” Professor Robson said.

“The AMA has used this collaborative working relationship to drive improvements to the PSR process, including having section 92 agreements reviewed. We will continue to hold the PSR to account and make sure member voices are represented to Associate Professor Di Dio and the PSR.

“I commend the federal government on this sensible appointment, and I wish Associate Professor Di Dio every success in his new role.”

Associate Professor Di Dio was previously president of AMA ACT and a Federal AMA board member.

Professor Robson also thanked former PSR acting director, Dr Sarah Mahoney, for her service.

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