Dr Suhan Baskar is the new Director of Medical Services at Central Gippsland Health.
Suhan attained her undergraduate medical degree from the University of Otago.
After working in New Zealand for a few years, she moved to Australia in the early 90s. She has worked extensively in Australia, starting her initial career as a General Practitioner in rural and metropolitan areas in Western Australia.
After completing her Fellowship of General Practice, she worked alongside Professor John Murtagh at Monash University in the Department of Community Medicine and General Practice.
She was Clinical Director of Sydney Adventist Hospital, Hospital in the Home for 12 years.
During this time, her frustration with intra hospital bed block and patient flow concerns developed her interest in Medical Administration. This saw her move into her current role as the Director of Clinical Services at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick in Sydney where she has been for the last four years.
Suhan is currently pursuing a career as a Medical Administrator through the College of Medical Administration.
Married with three boys aged 19, 16 and seven, the family decided to relocate back to Melbourne after 20 years to be closer to relatives.
Suhan has worked at the Latrobe Regional Hospital as a carrier medical officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology while her husband worked at Sale Hospital in the same field.
In her spare time, she enjoys sports and is a keen badminton player. Her other interests include landscape and travel photography.