New Precinct Lead at Northern Health Announced

The Department at Northern Health has newly appointed Professor Shekar Kumta to the role of Precinct Lead who joined the Department in September 2022.

Shekhar Kumta

Professor Kumta previously held the role of Assistant Dean, Medical Education and Professor Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has an impressive curriculum vitae that includes translational research in orthopaedic surgery (in particular musculoskeletal tumours), teacher lead and coordinator of the university's undergraduate and post-graduate training programs, as well as lead in the IDEAL consortium for the development of quality assessments and training of educators. His education work is also strongly focused on translational research.

Professor Kumta explained at his appointment: "I am excited about my role as the academic lead in an important Hospital that straddles Melbourne's growth corridor. Research and Education as integral towards providing high quality healthcare. I am interested in helping colleagues in their research endeavours, so that they may contribute not only towards their academic growth, but also, to improve healthcare outcomes in a variety of ways. Likewise, I also hope to leverage my teaching experiences, particularly towards addressing any gaps we may have, in helping students during their transition from medical student to a responsible health professional."