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Professor Erwin Loh

INTERIM CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

MBBS, LLB(Hons), MBA, MHSM, PhD, FAIM, FCMI, FAICD, FACLM, FCHSM, FRACMA

Professor Erwin Loh is President Elect of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and Chief Medical Officer at Goulburn Valley Health, a public regional health service in Victoria. Prior to that, he was national Chief Medical Officer and Group General Manager Clinical Governance for St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health and aged care provider, including 6 public hospitals, 10 private hospitals and 23 aged care facilities. Before that, he was the Chief Medical Officer of Monash Health, Victoria’s largest health service, where he worked for ten years. And before that he was the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for three years. And immediately prior to that, he worked as a full-time lawyer at Sparke Helmore for two years.

 

He is qualified in both medicine and law, with general and specialist registration as a medical practitioner (medical administration specialty) and is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. He also has an MBA, Master of Health Service Management, and PhD.

 

He is currently a director on the board of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Presbyterian Ladies’ College. He has previously been a director on the boards of St Vincent’s Institute, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash Health Research Precinct Pty Ltd, Australian Medical Association (Victoria) and Law Institute of Victoria. He is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

He is Professor at Monash University, where he leads the Clinical Leadership and Management Unit at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation. He is Honorary Clinical Professor with the title of Professor at the Department of Medical Education, University of Melbourne. He is Honorary Professor at Macquarie University at the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research.

 

He teaches and carries out research in health law, health management and clinical leadership. He has been an invited speaker at local and international conferences, published on health law, medical management, and health technology, and is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, with an interest in medical futurology.

 

He received the Distinguished Fellow Award from RACMA in 2017 for “commitment to governance, research and publication”.