GPs in Training Council

Dr Sean Black-Tiong

Chair of the National Faculty of GPs in Training

Dr Sean Black-Tiong
Dr Sean Black-Tiong practices as a GP in Adelaide, South Australia. He completed his FRACGP training in SA with GPEx in 2020 and during that time was one of the Registrar Liaison Officers and member of the GPRA Advisory Council. When the RACGP National Faculty for GPs in Training was established, he served as the inaugural Deputy Chair.

In 2019 Sean was one of the RACGP Academic Registrars and undertook research into GP opioid prescribing in musculoskeletal conditions. He also received an RACGP Foundation grant in 2019 for research into GP management of patients after motor vehicle accidents.

Sean has been passionate about medical education and advocacy throughout his training working with the SA and Federal AMA, and teaching medical students at both the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.

Dr Rajdeep Ubeja

Deputy Chair of the National Faculty of GPs in Training / Academic Registrar representative

Dr Rajdeep Ubeja
Raj has a special interest in Health Policy and Digital Health.

Raj is passionate about improving working conditions for GP registrars. He has worked as a Registrar Liaison Officer for GP Synergy for over two years during which time he has played and active role on the GPRA Advisory Council. He is the GP registrar member on the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation of NSW Council and is the Co-chair of Doctors in Training.

Alongside general practice Raj works in medical informatics and is passionate about the use of technology to improve health outcomes. He has a Master of Health Policy from the University of Sydney where he is currently completing and Academic General Practice term researching the relationship between hospital electronic medication management and medication handover to general practice.

Dr Joseph Singh

Deputy Chair of the National Faculty of GPs in Training / WA representative

Dr Joseph Singh
Dr Joseph Singh attained Fellowship with RACGP in 2017. Since attaining Fellowship he has been involved with medical education and has had ongoing involvement with GPs in Training as a medical educator and Supervisor Advisory Council representative with WAGPET.
He is currently the Clinical Lead of Education at WAGPET, Lecturer at Curtin Medical School, and works in clinical general practice also. He has a special interest in mentorship and DiT wellbeing, as well as skin cancer management from a clinical point of view.

Dr David Lam

Rural representative

Dr David Lam
Dr David Lam is a rural GP based in Port Lincoln, South Australia, and the 2019 RACGP National General Practitioner of the Year. He has a keen interest in rural practice and medical education and is the Rural Medicine Coordinator at the University of Adelaide School of Medicine. In this role, he delivers weekly teaching to all University of Adelaide medical students based in rural South Australia.

Dr Lam is the creator of the “GP Lyf Hacks” podcast for GPs in Training (GPiTs) and a medical educator at the South Australian RTO, GPEx. For his commitment to training doctors, he was awarded the Derek Frewin Citation for Clinical Teaching and the Best Rural Teacher Award at the University of Adelaide School of Medicine.

Dr Nachaat Anwar Wahba

PEP representative

Dr Nachaat Anwar Wahba

The main reason why I chose General Practice is because I have a passion for helping others and seeing the benefit it brings to them.

I enjoy creating bonds with patients and exploring different ways of helping others. General Practice allows me to do so in a unique and fantastic way that not only benefits patients but also the GP in the way in which fellowship is enhanced. 

Becoming a GP is as if you are  specialised in all specialties, helping yourself and your family, while also lending a helping hand to others who need it the most as a way of gratitude and giving back to the community.

Dr Maggy Wong

Australian Defence Force representative

Dr Maggie WongMaggy is an Air Force doctor who obtained her fellowship in 2018. She has worked predominately in rural and remote Northern Territory and NSW, and has deployed to the UAE, Afghanistan and Malaysia.

She has a keen interest in aviation medicine, Indigenous health, and refugee health, and is currently studying a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Maggy is committed to representing ADF registrars and the unique challenges they face in undergoing GP training whilst fulfilling ADF operational requirements.

Dr Kerby Siemsen

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative

Dr Laura Chen

Victoria representative

Dr Laura Chen is a Victorian GP registrar with a passion for primary healthcare, registrar wellbeing and advocacy.

She has trained and worked in Victoria throughout her medical career, serving in both regional and metropolitan communities.

As a junior doctor she was previously the PMCV JMO forum wellbeing officer. She currently sits on the EVGPT board as a registrar director, and is the registrar representative for the RACGP Council in Victoria.

Dr Padmaprasad Melantabettu DhanyaKumar

Queensland representative

Dr Padmaprasad Melantabettu DhanyakumarFellowed in 2021 and working as full time GP in Townsville QLD. Prasad has keen interest in Acute medicine, and General Dermatology. He is currently working towards a diploma in General Dermatology. His other interests include Sexual Health and Indigenous Health. Prasad also has  Diploma in Child Health and Emergency Medicine.

Prasad has joined the GPiT council to work towards improving and achieving uniformity in training and employment conditions for all GP Registrars. Prasad is happy to be contacted by registrars needing any help/discuss issues. Contact for details.

Dr Subhasis Samarendra Talapatra

NSW representative

Dr Subhasis Samarendra TalapatraDr Subhasis Samarendra Talapatra has trained in various Metropolitan and rural hospitals in Victoria and Western Australia. His GP training was completed in Southern Highlands NSW with GP Synergy. Alongside general practice, Subhasis is also passionate about providing cost effective and equitable skin care services in the regional community. Having completed his post graduate Diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery and Post Graduate Diploma in General Dermatology, he feels honoured to serve the regional community with the necessary skills and expertise in dermatological issues. 

Subhasis has joined the GP in Training National Faculty to be an advocate and voice for all doctors in training, especially those in rural sites and overseas trained doctors in GP training.

Dr Ellie Woodward

Northern Territory representative

Dr Ellie Woodward

Dr Ellie Woodward is a GPT2 RACGP Registrar working at Pandanus Medical Centre in Darwin. Ellie is pursuing a dual fellowship with Public Health Medicine through AFPHM, and has previously worked in Aboriginal Health and infectious diseases as a public health registrar in Darwin. She has also worked in remote settings within the NT during her time working as a medical registrar for Royal Darwin Hospital. 

Ellie is passionate about optimising the GP training experience. She has experience supporting and advocating for registrars through her current role as the Registrar Liaison Officer for NTGPE. Additionally, her experience working in various roles across urban and remote Northern Territory has provided Ellie with unique insights into the NT experience. 
Ellie believes the registrar voice is critical for developing a training program that maximises the number of registrars entering GP training.

Dr Lawrence Edward Percy Owen

Tasmanian representative

Dr Ellie Woodward

Dr Lawrence (Larry) Owen graduated from the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine, completing his internship and resident years at the Royal Hobart Hospital prior to commencing General Practice training in 2021.

Larry thoroughly enjoys the varied nature of General Practice, with particular interests in Acute Care, Mental Health and Sports Medicine.
He is passionate about advocating for his fellow registrars to ensure they are well supported by the College throughout their training.