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Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC
Mukesh Haikerwal is a General Medical Practitioner in Altona North in the West of Melbourne, Victoria Australia. He is in a group teaching and training practice where he has worked since 1991 with his wife Dr Karyn Alexander.
They worked with a partnership of 9 to build the “Integrated” North Altona Health Hub – Circle Health (www.circlehealth.com.au) and merged two local practices under the new Altona North Medical Group (www.anmg.com.au).
Part of their vision is CIRQIT Health (Community Innovation Research Quality and Information Technology – www.cirqithealth.com.au ) built on the upper floor.
The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic was a catalyst for change in Health and Health care delivery and as part of Mukesh’s highly public interventions including “Car-Park” testing, use of Video-consultations, deployment of lay “Clinical Health Assistants” and “scribes” CIRQIT was the innovator, integrator and adoption agent for the “North Altona Respiratory Clinic”- a Federal initiative. This centre closed on 30/9/2022 after 30 months from a projected 3!
The Practice is working with the State Department of health to design and deploy a proof of concept for safe care in general practice for Immediate care that is sustainable.
On 26 January 2018 he was made a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for “eminent service to medical governance, administration, and technology, and to medicine, through leadership roles with a range of organisations, to education and the not-for-profit sector, and to the community of Western Melbourne.”
Of note, Mukesh has held high offices in Victoria, Nationally and internationally.
– Principal in General Medical Practice
– Board of the Actuator: Australia’s Medtech incubator programme (Chair)
– Chair of State Council of the AMA Victoria
– Board Brain Injury Australia
– Board Australian GP Alliance
– Board of Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH): an MRFF initiative
– Honorary Enterprise Professor, University of Melbourne
– AMA Gold Medalist
– Life Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
– 2014-2016 Ex Chair Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
– 2011-2015 Past Chair of Council, World Medical Association
– 13-14/11/2014: Convenor: first #H20Melb in Australia in November 2014.
– 2013: Rotary Melbourne Community Award
– 2003-2005 19th President, Australian Medical Association
– 2001-2003 AMA Victoria President
Mukesh is a passionate advocate for the use of technology in the health sector and worked for the Prime Minister of Australia on the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission formulating a future vision for Australia’s health including using eHealth as an enabler.
He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2011 for distinguished service to medical administration, to the promotion of public health through leadership roles with professional organisations, particularly the Australian Medical Association, to the reform of the Australian health system through the optimisation of information technology, and as a general practitioner.
He was the 19th Federal President of the Australian Medical Association, its Federal Vice President and, prior to that AMA Victorian State President. This saw him responsible for national policy development, lobbying with federal parliamentarians, co-ordinating activity across the AMA State entities and representing the AMA and its members nationally and internationally. He is a Life fellow of the RACGP and in May 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal.