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Dr Steve Hambleton elected unopposed as new AMA President

AMA Vice President Dr Steve Hambleton is the new AMA President.Dr Hambleton, a GP from Brisbane, was the sole candidate to nominate and was formally elected at the AMA National Conference

05 Jun 2011

Brisbane GP Dr Steve Hambleton has been elected Federal President of the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Hambleton was formally elected unopposed by delegates at the AMA’s National Conference in Brisbane for a 12-month term in office

He replaces Dr Andrew Pesce, who retires after two years as AMA President.

Dr Hambleton commenced full-time general practice in Queensland in 1987, and has been working at the same general practice in the Brisbane suburb of Kedron since 1988.

He was the AMA representative on the National Immunisation Committee from 2006 to 2010 and was a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee for two years until 2009.

Dr Hambleton is a member of the Practice Incentive Program Advisory Group and has served on the AMA’s Federal Council and Executive.

He is married with four children.

Dr Geoffrey Dobb, the Director of Critical Care at Royal Perth Hospital, was the only candidate for the position of Vice President.

Dr Peter Ford, a GP from Adelaide, renominated for his position as Treasurer, while three candidates - Dr Iain Dunlop, Dr Wayne Herdy and incumbent Dr Roderick McRae – nominated for the position of Chairman of Council. At the time of printing, results for these positions were not known.

Published: 05 Jun 2011