Gladstone Hospital's two new emergency specialists, clinical director of energency Dr Syed Khadri, left, and specialist emergency consultant and director of emergency training, Dr Abbas Mahani.
Gladstone Hospital's two new emergency specialists, clinical director of energency Dr Syed Khadri, left, and specialist emergency consultant and director of emergency training, Dr Abbas Mahani. Allen Winter

New hospital ED training director keen to teach young docs

IRANIAN born and trained Dr Abbas Mahani is keen to take up his new role in Gladstone Base Hospital's emergency department as emergency training director.

He arrived in his new role as a specialist emergency consultant on Saturday after spending six months training emergency doctors in Brisbane's Redlands Hospital.

While his initial medical training was completed in Iran, Dr Mahani worked as a provisional trainee in Rotorua, New Zealand, before moving to Adelaide, where he completed his emergency specialist qualifications.

He then spent two years working in Rockhampton hospital's emergency department before heading to Redlands.

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His major vision is to establish a strong training program to teach young doctors the unique skills needed to work in emergency medicine.

"It takes a calm nature and you need to have the ability to make quick decisions which are often critical to patient outcomes," he said.

"And you need to have a sense of humour!"

His recreational activities include going to the gym, playing soccer, going for long walks and spending time with his wife, Nadia, and 10-year-old son Parsa, who are based in Brisbane.



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