Michael Plaister

Dr Michael Plaister is a general paediatrician working at Sydney Children’s Hospital. He previously worked at The Sutherland Hospital and with NETS (Neonatal and Children’s Emergency Transport Service). Michael has partnered with ROMAC over the last six years to help facilitate the care of many children through Sydney Children’s Hospital, mostly with complex cardiac surgeries.

David Croaker

Dr David Croaker graduated in medicine from Sydney University in 1978 and received his FRACS in paediatric surgery in 1992. He was awarded an FRCS in 2001 and a PhD in 2003. After a period working in the UK he moved back to Australia in 2003 and has worked in Canberra ever since, taking his first Continued

Has Gunasekera

Dr Hasantha Gunasekera (Has) is a Clinical Academic with the Children Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney. He is responsible for the paediatric teaching of the Sydney Medical Program and coordinates approximately 500 medical students per year. He works as a general paediatrician in The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and his research interests include Continued

Alan McKinnon

Dr Alan McKinnon is the ROMAC Central Region’s Medical Advisor. Alan is a retired paediatrician who is married to Jenny, a talented artist and wonderful wife. They have four children and six grandchildren.

John Stirling

Dr John Stirling is a Paediatric Cardiologist with the Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand. He provides cardiology and cardiac surgical services for infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease in New Zealand and parts of the Pacific Basin. Dr Stirling holds heart clinics up to twice a year in Vanuatu, assessing children Continued

Phil Rosengarten

Dr Phil Rosengarten is the Southern Region Medical Advisor. Phil studied medicine at Monash University and is a Regional General Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria. Previously he was Head of the Paediatric Unit at Dandenong Hospital, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, Southern Health Care Network and Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Continued

Ben Reeves

Dr Ben Reeves is the Northern Region Medical Advisor. He grew up in North Queensland, trained in Brisbane and overseas, including Fiji for two years. He has a keen interest in rheumatic heart disease and structural heart disease in children. He has experience in small countries overseas medical aid including Timor-Leste, Fiji, Solomon islands and Continued