Associate Professor

Julian Rait OAM

20+ years of experience in
advocacy for the profession.

Vote [1]
for President
of AMA Victoria

Julian’s policy commitments:

  1. Lower premiums and defence of medical indemnity support schemes. 
  2. Protecting members’ privacy and challenging AHPRA’s access to claims data.
  3. Continued advocacy to ensure that poor outcomes are not unreasonably blamed on doctors.
  4. Enhanced member benefits and greater policy coverage where prudentially appropriate.

CLINICIAN and OPINION LEADER:

President, Australian Medical Association (Victoria), 2018-current

Chairman of Council, AMA Victoria,2017-2018

Chair Council of Private Specialist Practice, Federal AMA, 2016-current

Member, Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee (PHMAC) 2018–current

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne, 2005-present.

Head of Glaucoma Unit Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne 1993-2005

15 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL INDEMNITY AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT:

Member, National Advocacy Stakeholder Committee, 2018-present

Board member, Avant Foundation 2017-present

Member, Avant State Advisory Committee 2016-present

MDA National Mutual Board Chairman 2008-2014

MDA National Mutual Board Member 2004-2014

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED COMPANY DIRECTOR:

 

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), 2008-present

AMA Victoria Board Member, 2016-current.

Board Member nominee, Vision Australia, from October 2019

Board Member, Sovereign Healthcare (owner and developer of the Vermont South Medical Centre in suburban Melbourne) 2016-present

STANDING FOR THE AVANT MUTUAL BOARD TO PROVIDE:

  1. More equitable representation for Victoria on the Avant Mutual Board.
  2. Ongoing defence of Government indemnity subsidy schemes to ensure lower premiums.
  3. Protect members privacy and prevent AHPRA from accessing claims data.
  4. Greater value for Avant members via the pursuit of enhanced benefits and wider policy cover where prudentially appropriate.
Associate Professor Julian Rait
Associate Professor Julian RaitOphthalmologist and Opinion Leader

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