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Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC


Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC


Altona Medical Group

Mukesh graduated in medicine and also trained in general practice in Leicester, UK gaining additional Diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Immediate Medical Care. Mukesh has supported his profession and advocated for better health for all at every stage of his medical career, as student leader, junior doctor and GP principal. This work has seen him become State and National President of the AMA and Chair of the Council of the World Medical Association. He is a an Honorary Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne and a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University, works with Brain Injury Australia Cancer Council of Victoria, Beyond Blue and the Medtech Actuator and previously chaired the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. From 2007-2013 he spearheaded clinical and community efforts to use technology in health with National eHealth Transition Authority - the precursor of the Australian Digital Heath Agency - and worked for State and Federal health committees including the 2008-2009 National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission. He has been awarded the AMA Gold Medal, the President’s Award and Fellowship of the AMA, Honorary Fellowship of the RACGP and is a life Member.

Mukesh enjoys the diversity that practicing as a GP in North Altona brings and is passionate about making a difference to people’s health. He sees his role as one of facilitating his patient’s journey through the health care system and believes in giving people the tools and support they need to take better control of their own health care. Mukesh also enjoys minor surgical procedures but he sees his continuing challenge in providing a coordinated approach to chronic disease management. During the COVID-19 crisis he has been a vociferous proponent for empowering general practitioners to be key care providers and partners in the emergency response and was invited with his practice partners to set up a GP led Respiratory Clinic in in Melbourne's West.  He has been present in the public space on all media platforms as a resolute advocate for his profession, his colleagues and the community. He is married to Dr Karyn Alexander PhD, also a GP.  They have 3 adult boys.


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