AMA (NSW) Board of Directors

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Dr Danielle McMullen

AMA (NSW) President

Dr McMullen is a GP practicing in Sydney's inner west. She graduated from UNSW in 2010, completed a Diploma of Child Health, a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Since her prevocational training across a number of rural and metropolitan hospitals, she has undertaken GP training in clinics in NSW and the NT.

She advocates passionately on behalf of doctors-in-training and was chair of the NSW DITC from 2014 to 2016.

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Dr Andrew Zuschmann

AMA (NSW) Vice President

Dr Andrew Zuschmann has a commitment to teaching and the development of a sustainable workforce.

He is a Staff Specialist at Sutherland and St George Hospitals, with a private practice in Miranda.

Dr Zuschmann is a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist.

He graduated from the University of NSW in 1996 and completed specialist training in 2005.

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Dr Kathryn Austin

Dr Kathryn Austin is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist who completed her specialty training in 2017 and further completed Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialist training in 2019.

Dr Austin has been a director of the Board for the State and Federal Australian Medical Association (AMA). Dr Austin has been involved with various government and professional body committees that oversee quality healthcare, medical leadership and women’s health. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Gidget Foundation. Dr Austin completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course in 2014.

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Dr Michael Bonning

Chair, AMA (NSW) Council

Dr Michael Bonning is a GP working in private practice and academic medicine in Sydney on the implementation of new models of preventative health care. He is a former full-time medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy and uses the skills he learnt there as the Chief Medical Officer of an expedition and wilderness medicine organisation.

He has served on a number of health-related boards including GP Synergy, beyondblue, the Federal AMA, and AMSA.

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Dr Fred Betros

Honorary Treasurer
Audit & Risk Committee Chair

Dr Betros is a general surgeon practicing in Western Sydney and the Hawkesbury district in Sydney’s north-west.  He has VMO appointments at Blacktown and Hawkesbury Hospitals and a private practice encompassing suburbs from Bella Vista to Windsor.

He has trained and worked in Western Sydney for the best part of 25 years.  This has fostered a deep understanding and commitment to both our public and private healthcare systems.

Dr Betros has been a member of the RACS NSW Regional Board in General Surgical Training since 2013 and is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.  He was the inaugural recipient of the General Surgeons Australia Excellence in Surgical Teaching Award (NSW & ACT).

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Dr Costa Boyages

Costa joined the AMA Board as a Director in 2017 after coming to NSW Council as the Illawarra Shoalhaven representative on the NSW AMA Council in 2016.

Costa is a former international lawyer and Australian diplomat turned rural GP and VMO living and working in the NSW South Coast/Berry area.

He holds down a clinical teaching appointment with the University of Wollongong and is also a Reservist Medical Officer with the Australian Army.

Costa maintains a strong interest in rural health equity, doctor welfare and the potential of the doctor-advocate to effect social change.

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Dr Sanjay Hettige

Dr Sanjay Hettige is a doctor-in-training and has previously worked in various metropolitan and rural hospitals in Queensland and New South Wales. He is currently working as an unaccredited nuclear medicine registrar at Westmead Hospital.

He is passionate about doctor-in-training advocacy and has previously served as the NSW representative to AMA Council of Doctors-in-Training and is the current Co-Chair of the AMA (NSW) Doctors-in-Training Committee.

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Dr Sandy Jusuf

Chair Hospital Practice Committee

Dr Sandy Jusuf is a dual-trainee in emergency medicine and psychiatry, having worked in various metropolitan and rural hospitals in Australia and overseas, including the United Kingdom and the Solomon Islands.

She currently works as a psychiatry registrar in the Northern Sector and an emergency registrar at Canterbury hospital.

Dr Jusuf is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and on the Board of the Doctors' Health Advisory Service NSW.

She is passionate about doctors' health and set up the Health and Wellbeing website for junior doctors.

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Dr Kean-Seng Lim

Chair Professional Issues Committee

Dr Lim is the 2015 RACGP General Practitioner of the Year and is a member of the AMA (NSW) Council.

He is a GP Principal in a group practice in Mt Druitt and a GP Supervisor. He has previously served on the RACGP Faculty Board and WSDGP Board.

He is currently the Secretary of the Mt Druitt Medical Practitioners Association.


Special Interest Groups

Physician Class Prof Brad Frankum
Surgeon Class Dr Fred Betros
Ophthalmologist Class Dr Michael Steiner
Psychiatrist Class Dr Choong-Siew Yong
Pathologist Class Dr Theresa Ly
General Practitioner Class Dr Danielle McMullen
Anaesthetist Class Dr Simon Martel
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist Class Dr Andrew Zuschmann
Radiologist Class Dr Brendan Steinfort
Salaried Doctor Class Dr Peter Lim
Rural Doctor Class Dr Geoffrey White
Doctor-in-Training Class Dr James Lawler
Student Member Class Ms Alice Shen


Northern Metropolitan Cl.A/Prof Saxon Smith
Central Metropolitan Dr Kate Kearney
Southern Metropolitan Dr Tony Sara
Western Metropolitan Dr Jaspreet Saini
North Western Metropolitan Dr Peter Aquilina
South Western Metropolitan Dr Kathryn Browning Carmo
New England & North Coast Dr Ian Kamerman
North West Dr Louis Christie
South Dr Hariette Goldman
Hunter & Central Coast Dr Ross Kerridge
Illawarra & South Coast Dr Costa Boyages

Unrestricted General Member

Dr Kathryn Austin
Dr Michael Bonning
Dr Sandy Jusuf
Dr Cameron Korb-Wells
Dr Ken Lewis
Dr Kean-Seng Lim
Dr Elizabeth Marles
Dr Brian Morton
Dr Kate Porges
Dr Shehnarz Salindera
Prof Simon Willcock


  • Dr Brian Fernandes
  • Dr Megan Foo
  • Dr Sanjay Hettige
  • Dr Jacqueline Ho
  • Dr Tessa Kennedy
  • Dr Tom Morrison


  • Ms Fiona Davies
  • Mr Kerry Evripidou
  • Dr Robyn Napier

Standing Committees

AMA (NSW) By-Laws and Constitution

Constitution (Amended 5 May 2020)

By-Laws (Amended May 2011)

Code of Ethics