Our team are highly-skilled specialists in emergency medical care. Their combined qualifications and experience provide the degree of capability which enables BNE to provide the highest quality patient care.
Dr Phillip Kay
MBBS Dip.RACOG FRACGP FACEM FIFEM
Dr Phillip Kay was the first Specialist in Emergency Medicine to enter the private sector in 1987 at Pindara on the Gold Coast. Since then, as well as consulting in business performance and strategy for a major health company with 26 hospitals, he has developed multiple private emergency units around Australia for different hospital operators. This makes him the most experienced private sector emergency medicine specialist in Australia.
Dr Kay has performed Director roles in both public and private sector emergency departments located across south-east Queensland. He is also the Director of Emergency Medicine at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane (a large tertiary university hospital and trauma centre). Dr Kay is passionate about providing private patients with an alternative venue which meets their health needs and provides choice.
Dr Roy Mulcahy
MBBCh, DA, FRCS, FACEM
In 2001, Dr Roy Mulcahy teamed up with Dr Kay to co-direct BNE. Dr Mulcahy has an extremely broad set of clinical skills, combining surgical and anaesthetic experience with his specialist qualification in emergency medicine.
Dr Mulcahy has worked in both the public and private sectors in Australia as well as in the United Kingdom.
Prof David Ian Ward
MBBS MPH&TM FACEM FACTM pjrcsp
Prof David Ward graduated MBBS 1996 from the University of Queensland. He completed his internship and residency at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and then undertook five years full-time service with the Australian Regular Army. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health (QUT), and an Adjunct Lecturer with the Centre for Military and Veteran’s Health (UQ).
Through his military and civilian careers, David has qualifications in helicopter evacuation, underwater medicine, military logistics, and pre-hospital trauma life support. He is keenly interested in research, and has published papers in international journals and presented at international conferences. He has a particular interest in drug and alcohol prevention, relating to his experiences as a Specialist in Emergency Medicine.
Dr Tim Harding
FACEM, MBBS, BAppSc
Dr Tim Harding graduated from Flinders University medical school in Adelaide before moving to Queensland where he completed specialist training in emergency medicine and obtained fellowship with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.
He has worked throughout south-east Queensland in both adult and paediatric emergency medicine. As a senior lecturer with the UQ School of Medicine, he has ongoing involvement in the training and education of medical students.
Dr Harding has published original research in the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Dr Muhammad Akbar
Dr Muhammad Akbar completed his undergraduate training in South Africa before moving to the UK. After working for three years in the NHS, he moved to Brisbane to undertake emergency medicine training. A former retrieval doctor with LifeFlight, Dr Akbar has worked in emergency settings throughout Queensland.
Dr Hesley Fuentes
Since moving to Australia in 2007, Dr Hesley Fuentes has worked in different emergency departments in both Sydney and Brisbane. Currently, he is a dual Advance Trainee in Emergency and Intensive Care. He has a keen interest in patient-orientated outcomes and above-standard care. He is passionate about coffee roasting and permaculture life.
Dr Daniel Mankarios
MBBS CCPU FACEM
Dr Daniel Mankarios left a successful career in engineering to pursue his true passion as an emergency physician. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a MBBS, and trained predominantly at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He has a special interest in retrieval medicine, having completed a year at LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine, and in ultrasonography, having completed a total of 7 CCPU with ASUM. He currently holds an appointment in Metro North and enjoys caring for adults and children in the emergency department.
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