• Medical Experts Committees

  • Avant’s medical experts committees (MEC) provide advice on accepted medical practice and medical issues relating to current claims against members. Our MECs have a core committee supported by a panel of experts. Most MEC members are practicing doctors who understand the pressure members face today.

  • NSW

    • Dr Lewis Macken, Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine
    • Dr Annette Carruthers, General Practice
    • Dr Graydon Howe, Rheumatology
    • Dr Deborah Verran, General Surgery/Transplant Surgery
    • Dr Stephen Coogan, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Queensland

    • Dr Elspeth Darveniza, General Practitioner (Chair)
    • Dr Richard Astill, Psychiatry
    • Dr Dana Wainwright, General Medicine
    • Dr Stephen Cook, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    • Dr David Lockwood, General Surgery
  • Victoria

    • Mr Frank Chen, Colorectal Surgery
    • Dr John Mackay, General Practice
    • Dr Nicolas Radford, General Physician
    • Dr Maxwell Michael, Obstetrics & Gynaecology