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Dr Girish Palnitkar

About your State Chair

Dear ACT Members,

I have been in the ACT since 2007 initially as a trainee but then as a consultant from 2010. I have a mixed public and private practice, with an emphasis on cardiothoracics, orthopaedics, ENT and general surgery.

I also have an interest in health economics and policy and have completed masters degrees in both of these increasingly important areas. I use the knowledge gained as basis to contribute to the ASA’s Economic Advisory Committee (EAC).

Other areas in which I have contributed include as previous co-convenor of the Art of Anaesthesia (ACT Scientific Meeting). I also was involved in the planning of past CTVP SIG meetings.

Outside anaesthesia, I enjoy spending time travelling with my family and am a cricket and formula one tragic.

If you would like to learn more about me, please visit my LinkedIn.

If there are any workplace concerns or issues that you feel the ASA should be aware of please email the ASA at

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to renew your ASA membership!

Kind regards,

Dr Girish Palnitkar

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