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Dr Omar Khorshid

Dr Omar Khorshid

SPEAKING IN
Speaking in
Day 1: Is private health dying, and could managed care finally kill it?
Day 2: Session Chair: IMGs and FGAMS as central to Australia's health care system
Day 3: Session Chair: Global medical action on climate change
Day 4: Address of the Federal President

Dr Omar Khorshid is an experienced medical leader and orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and hip. He was elected President of the Federal AMA on 1 August 2020, and is a past President of AMA WA. 

Omar was born in Melbourne and moved to Perth with his family as a child. He completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 1997 and commenced his internship and residency at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in 1998. He completed his Advanced Surgical Training in Orthopaedics and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007. 

After a year as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Fremantle and Rockingham Hospitals, Omar spent a year performing Fellowships in Sydney (knee surgery) and Edinburgh (complex joint replacement), before returning to Perth in 2009. 

Omar has a longstanding interest in medical education, and was appointed as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Curtin University’s new medical school in 2016. 

While his title is Associate Professor, Omar prefers to be called Dr.