The team at Sonic HealthPlus Canberra are experienced occupational healthcare professionals with a keen interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of workers within the Canberra region.
Our team work together to ensure a high quality health service is provided to every patient.
Dr Fitzgerald was raised in Tasmania and was originally going to become a pilot before he serendipitously became inspired by medicine. David now combines his two mutual passions of aviation and medicine when he can. After completing his medical degree, David trained in aviation medicine and started work as a civil aviation safety authority (CASA) medical examiner in Tasmania. David completed his Masters in Occupational Medicine and gained his AFOEM Fellowship to work at CASA as a Senior Medical Officer, a position he retained for over eight years. David completed his Masters in Health Law which facilitated his move to Dubai where he worked as an occupational physician with Emirates.
David’s medical interests include fitness for duty assessments, aviation medicine, legal medicine, and medical education.
He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Aviation and Occupational Medicine at the University of Otago and the Training Program Director for remote area Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) trainees.
He is a committee member of; the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, the training sub-committee of Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the Continuing Professional Development lead of the Education Committee of AFOEM.
David holds a commercial pilot’s licence, aerobatics and tail wheel endorsements, multi-engine command instrument rating and has owned a Shrike Commander.
Dr Ahmad is an experienced occupational health medical practitioner with over 18 years' experience in the occupational health sector in Canberra, Sydney, and overseas. After graduating from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, he spent the following years working in various hospital departments and as a rural and remote GP/senior medical advisor and aeromedical evacuation coordinator in West Papua. Whilst working at a Gold and Copper Mine Dr Ahmad developed an interest in occupational medicine – a field of medicine he continues within our clinic. Dr Ahmad has undergone postgraduate training in radiology, aviation medicine, and occupational and environmental medicine. Dr Ahmad has continued over many years to work part time as a Chief Medical Officer in Canberra and NSW based hospitals.
Dr Salem completed her medicine degree in India in 2009 and worked as a GP in India for over two years before moving to Dubai. Whilst completing her residency in emergency medicine in Dubai, Dr Salem made the move to Australia and has since gained her AHPRA general registration. Dr Salem has worked as an emergency resident since 2015 and moved to Sonic HealthPlus to focus on occupational health in June 2016 where she brings her extensive clinical knowledge. Dr Salem is enjoying all aspects of occupational health particularly medicals as she gets to meet people in all walks of life.
Originally from London, England, Jemimah graduated from Hertfordshire University in 2013 as a registered paramedic. After travelling around Australia and living in rural NSW, Jemimah is enjoying working in a more clinical role as a medical screener and phlebotomist at Sonic HealthPlus Canberra.
Sonic HealthPlus Canberra employs a professional and efficient administration team who together have over six years' experience working within the medical industry. Our administration officers are the friendly team who can assist you in any queries you may have about our clinic and the services that we provide.