Meet Dr Zahid

I grew up in a rural area in Punjab, Pakistan, where I completed my schooling. Becoming a doctor has always been a dream of mine. I had frequent interactions with doctors as a child, and like them, I desired to help and make people feel better.

To achieve this goal, I had to go to a major city for further studies and spent most of my time away from my family for over 12 years.  After graduation from Medical College and completing my Internship, I practiced in my home town for almost 10 years before moving to Australia in 2005.

In Australia, I started work as a GP in the mining town of Port Hedland (WA) and obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Working as a GP in Australia and overseas, including Locum work in remote areas, has provided an opportunity to improve my knowledge and skills , and I developed special interests in Skin and Occupational health.

I obtained Masters in Occupational Medicine and Graduate Certificate in Aviation Medicine. I have also completed courses in Dermoscopy and Skin Cancer Surgery. Currently I am enrolled in the Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology course.

I decided to join Aqua Marine Medical Centre & Skin Clinic, as it is a very well set up clinic, and here I would have an opportunity to provide services in the fields of my interest. Along with General Practice, I offer services in Skin Cancer Medicine, Occupational Health (Injury Management, Pre-Placement Medical Assessments, Aviation and Rail Medicals) and Travel Health/Vaccinations.

Dr Zahid Awan