Health Care Imaging

Clinical Council

Meet Our Clinical Council

The Imaging Clinical Council is a committee that includes radiologists and senior executives, established to provide clinical and professional direction in radiology and nuclear medicine. The Imaging Clinical Council’s role is to assist with the clinical review of safety and quality governance initiatives, and provides input into strategic clinical planning and development. 

  • Group Executive, Government Relations Chief of Staff to the CEO
    Mark Neeham

    Mark Neeham

    Mr Neeham was appointed to the role of Group Director ‐ Government Relations in May 2015, with responsibility for developing and implementing Primary’s relationship strategies with Commonwealth and State Governments, parliamentarians, industry and professional bodies, as well as preparing and advocating policy priorities for Primary.

    In December 2016, Mark was appointed to the role of Chief of Staff, which sees him responsible for programme management and strategic support to Primary’s Chief Executive Officer.

    Mark joined Primary from the Crosby|Textor Group where he was Executive Director.

    Having worked in senior professional positions for political parties in Australia and the UK, Mark has extensive experience in strategy, campaigns, management, government relations and public policy, and also has extensive international experience.

  • Clinical Director Imaging, Interventional Radiologist
    Dr Tom Snow

    Dr Tom Snow

    Dr Tom Snow is appointed to Clinical Director, Imaging and Chair of the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Council. Tom is well known in the Australian radiology industry. He is an Interventional Radiologist at QDI at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, since 2017. For most of the last 20 years Tom has been Head of Radiology – Gold Coast Health, and he has had a two year sabbatical as an Interventional Radiologist at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. His professional subspecialties are Interventional and Vascular Radiology.

    Tom has served in several non-clinical leadership roles during his career:

    • Chair of the Queensland radiology training network
    • Chair of the Gold Coast senior staff association
    • Chair of the local branch of RANZCR
    • RANZCR Board Member from 2013 to 2018, and he Chaired several sub-committees.

    Currently he serves on the Professional Services Review Tribunal of Medicare, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and the Vascular Clinical Committee of the Medicare Taskforce.

    Tom studied in the UK (Oxford, Bristol) and in Canada at the University of Toronto. His research interests have been in Interventional Radiology and patient safety, and he has lectured on radiation biology, device technology and artificial intelligence, as presented at our 2017 National Conference in Melbourne.

  • MBBS, FRANZCR
    Dr Paul Chou

    Dr Paul Chou

    Dr Paul Chou obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) in 2003 from the University of Melbourne. Following a general residency in Melbourne, he completed his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane in 2010.

    Dr Chou’s sub-speciality is in abdominal and women’s imaging, especially MRI and MRI guided intervention. He has spent the last three years as the primary MRI Radiologist at The Mater Hospital in Brisbane.

    Prior, Dr Chou held positions at the former Gold Coast Hospital and the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.  He completed a two-year fellowship at the University Health Network and Mt Sinai Hospital in Toronto Canada.

  • BApp Science, MBBS, FRANZCR
    Dr Paul Reidy

    Dr Paul Reidy

    Dr Paul Reidy graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Queensland in 2003. In 2004 he held the position of intern at Nambour Hospital. Following Nambour, From 2004 to 2006, he was Senior House Officer at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital and TPCH including terms in General Surgery, General Medicine, Emergency (Principle House Officer), Orthopaedics, Burns, Chronic Pain, O&G and Gynae Oncology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery. During this time he was also the Radiology Registrar with Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

    From 2007 to 2010 he was a Radiology Registrar with terms at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane, The Prince Charles Hospital, Townsville General, Nambour General, Ipswich Hospital, Redcliffe District Hospital and Caboolture Hospital with specialist terms in all areas of Radiology including Nuclear Medicine, Intervention and Women’s Imaging.

    In 2011 he served an Interventional Fellowship at The Princess Alexandra Hospital which included Endovascular, Venous Access, Hepatobiliary, GIT (Gastrointestinal Tract), GUT (Genito Ureteric Tract) and CT guided Interventional Training.

    He has been the Consultant Radiologist at Caboolture Hospital from 2012 to 2015 providing Diagnostic and Tier A interventional procedures (Breast biopsy and localisation, Lung, Liver and Solid organ Biopsies, CT and USS guided drainages and aspirations, CT and USS guided MSK interventions including Arthrography, Synovial biopsies, joint and bursal aspirations and injections, nerve blocks and perineural infiltration of HCLA including nerve root sleeve, median branch blocks (for RF ablations), facet joint injections, epidural HCLA injections and LPs.)

    He has also provided radiology services at Redcliffe Hospital providing Tier A and Tier B interventions including portacath placement and removal, Nephrostomies, IVC filter placement and retrieval etc. and Diagnostic Radiology.

    Interests:

    • Pain management – particularly back and joint pain
    • Sports Medicine
    • Vascular Access
    • Breast Imaging and Intervention
  • FRAD(D)(SA), FRANZCR
    Dr Alan Sacks

    Dr Alan Sacks

    Dr Alan Sacks obtained his medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa 1986, he obtained his qualifications in FRAD(D)(SA) – 1993 and completed his Fellow of Faculty of Radiology(Diagnostic), College of Medicine of South Africa.

    In 1994 he moved to Australia and obtained his FRANZCR as a fellow Australian New Zealand College of radiologist.

    Alan is a Diagnostic Radiologist with over 20 years’ experience working in a busy private sector imaging centre that covers large volume reporting.

    With his strong skill set in Computerised Tomography (CT) and Ultrasound including MSK and Vascular studies, Dr Sacks is passionate about imparting his knowledge to all practitioners and patients. 

    Interests:

    • Pain Management
    • MDCT
    • DEXA BMD.
  • Consultant Radiologist & Director of Training, The Northern Hospital, Melbourne
    Dr Rose Thomas

    Dr Rose Thomas

    Personal Statement

    “After finishing medical school in Pretoria, South Africa, I moved to the United Kingdom where I worked in areas including Psychiatry, ENT and General Surgery. I graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons, London and the Royal College of Radiologists in Glasgow.

    I finally chose Radiology – or perhaps it chose me – because I wanted to work at the cutting edge of medical technology. And I chose HIS because the company has always been very receptive to innovation suggestions from radiologists. It’s very exciting to feel valued and heard at the start of your professional career and, in fact, working at HIS has opened the door to significant professional, educational and management opportunities.

    Medicine is all about transfer of wisdom and knowledge between the experienced and inexperienced, and HIS exercises that concept through every level of its organisational culture.

    Being energised by work is vital to me, but so is the freedom to enjoy life. I feel the career opportunities within HIS are endless”

    Career Highlights

    “Radiology provides an excellent generalist overview that our clinician colleagues definitely value; there’s certainly a high demand for our input at clinical and multidisciplinary meetings. My professional interests include teaching, paediatric and genito-urinary imaging, as well as involvement in management and teaching – as you might expect from the Director of Training. Sharing my knowledge and experience with younger colleagues is extremely rewarding. My career and organisation ensure that I am afforded this opportunity every day.”

    Dr Rose Thomas hails from Benoni, South Africa, birth town of the other famous South Africans; actress Charlize Theron, Charlene, Princess of Monaco and comedian Urzila Carlson.

    She attended Medical School in Pretoria, South Africa and then spread her wings to the UK to work in Psychiatry, ENT and General Surgery, where she finally saw the light. Rose’s Radiology training was undertaken at Peninsula Radiology Academy in Plymouth, Devon, UK. Rose came to Melbourne in January 2014 and has done two Body Imaging Fellowships at The Alfred and the Austin Hospitals, before taking up a Consultant Radiologist position at The Northern Hospital, Epping, Melbourne.

  • Chief Executive, Imaging
    Dean Lewsam

    Dean Lewsam

    Dean Lewsam was appointed to Chief Executive of Healthcare Imaging Services division of Primary Healthcare Limited in November 2015. Dean is accountable for the development and implementation of Primary Healthcare’s Diagnostic Imaging division, leading the strategic direction, business plan and overall divisional performance. Dean and his leadership team aspire to be the leading provider of medical imaging services in Australia by empowering and supporting our people to deliver outstanding clinical care that embraces best practice and innovation.