Medical Officers

Medical Officers

Dr Keith Adam

M.B., B.S., Fellow ACOM, Fellow AFOEM, RACP
Senior Specialist Occupational Physician
Chief Medical Officer

Dr Keith Adam is a Senior Specialist Occupational Physician with Sonic HealthPlus and an Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine with the University of Queensland. Treating and rehabilitating injured workers since 1984, Dr Adam has extensive experience in determining what duties injured workers may be able to perform, and managing return to work programmes.

Dr Adam regularly consults as a Senior Medical Advisor to Yancoal, Curragh Qld Mining, and the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. He was appointed Chief Medical Adviser for Queensland Rail in October 1997, and for Pacific National in 2005. He was involved in the development of a health standard for Queensland Rail employees, which led to further involvement in the development of the first National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers in 2003 and 2004.

More recently, he was invited by the National Transport Commission to participate in a review of that standard, and has also been involved in the development of a national training program for Authorised Health Practitioners in the rail industry.

Dr Craig White

Regional Medical Officer (WA/SA)

Doctor Craig White is a specialist Occupational and Environmental Physician and the State Medical Officer for Sonic HealthPlus in Western Australia.

Having completed a wide-range of post-graduate studies in the fields of occupational medicine, Dr White provides highly specialised advice to clients regarding the effects of work on health and conversely, health on work.

Dr White is a designated Aviation Medical Examiner (CASA) and a Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). In addition to this, Dr White is a WorkCover approved medical specialist (AMS) and certified as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

Dr White holds memberships of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine and Australasian Medical Review Officers Association.

Dr David Jones

Occupational and Environmental Physician
Regional Medical Officer (QLD/NT)

Dr Jones is an experienced occupational physician, who has been in specialist practice for over 25 years. He is currently an Occupational and Environmental Physician with Sonic HealthPlus, providing a range of consulting services for corporate and government clients. He undertakes independent clinical assessments, fitness for duty assessments, assists in the design and operation of health surveillance programs and provides a wide range of specialist consultancy advice services in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine.

Dr Jones is certified to carry out independent medical examinations for the assessment of permanent disability and to assess individuals and provided advice under Australian and New Zealand Standards with respect to drug and alcohol testing, including giving consultancy advice to employers about organizational policies and management of such cases.

He currently acts as a Senior Medical Adviser to two large Rail Companies. In addition to this, he is a medical expert in hazardous substances health surveillance and consults to organisations involved in major land remediation projects.

Dr Jones is the National Lead Medical Inspector for Seafarers and (now) Chief Medical Adviser to Queensland Rail.

Dr David Cleveland

Occupational Physician Registrar
Regional Medical Officer (North QLD)

Dr Cleveland trained and studied a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in the UK, working in various roles including; Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Psychiatry and Surgery. Qualified as a GP, he then moved to Australia, gaining expertise in occupational medicine. Dr Cleveland began specialist training in Australia to become an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician.

Dr Cleveland is a Fellow of the Royal College of Australian General Practitioners (FRACGP) and a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP). He is also an Advanced Trainee – Australian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Royal Australian College of Physicians) and Registrar Representative on the Australian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Federal Council of Australia & New Zealand.

His special interests include; Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Research into Dust-related Lung Diseases (Currently a clinical investigator/researcher with the Wesley Hospital Reseach Group looking into Black Lung (CWP)),  Injury Management and Rehabilitation, Health Surveillance Programs – Dust-related, Hazardous Substances, Noise and Skin Cancer Medicine, Surgery and Dermoscopy

Dr Marcus Adonis

National Medical Officer (GP)

Dr Adonis is experienced across a broad range of medicine including general practice, occupational medicine (specifically injury management) and sports medicine. In 2003, Dr Adonis was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to sports medicine. In 1980, he pioneered the first occupational medical clinic in Western Australia.

Dr Adonis uses his expertise in general practice to assist with education and employment of Sonic HealthPlus Doctors throughout the country. Dr Adonis is a member of the WorkCover Medical Board of W.A.

Dr Sugeesh Pathirana

New South Wales Regional Medical Officer
Occupational Physician Registrar - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS, Graduate Diploma of Occupational and Environmental Health

Dr Surgeesh Pathirana has been a senior registrar in occupational medicine at Sonic HealthPlus Guildford since 2015. Dr Pathirana graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Colombo in 2003 and completed his Graduate Diploma of Occupational and Environmental Health through Monash University in 2011. Dr Pathirana's main duties include pre-employment medical assessments, workplace health assessments injury management and rehabilitation, fitness for duty assessments and telemedicine consultations. Dr Pathirana enjoys working at Sonic HealthPlus due to the team environment shared between staff and patients.

Dr Andrea James

National Training and Education Officer

Andrea became a Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2010 having previously worked for more than 20 years in general practice and occupational health.

During her training and after graduating as an occupational physician she worked at Medibank Health Solutions undertaking independent clinical assessments and company medical officer roles for clients in the mining and transport industries as well as Zoos Victoria.  In 2012 Andrea worked as an inhouse Occupational Physician for Shell Australia and subsequently the manager of Viva Energy Australia’s occupational health unit.

In 2017 Andrea joined the Specialist Services Unit at Sonic Healthplus’s Flagstaff clinic and is enjoying doing independent consulting and fitness for duty assessments for clients. Andrea works across a broad range of occupational medicine with particular interest in occupational health in the transport industries, mining, oil and gas and workplace drug and alcohol testing.

Andrea also has a keen interest in medical education teaching occupational medicine to undergraduate medical students at Monash University, guest lecturing at Monash University postgraduate courses, is a current member of the AFOEM Assessment Committee and enjoys supervising and mentoring AFOEM trainees.

Andrea is a member of ANZSOM and an accredited Medical Review Officer.