Dean, School of Medicine / The University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Gervase Chaney graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Western Australia in 1990 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 1998. Dr Chaney has been a practicing consultant paediatrician since 1999 working predominantly at Perth’s sole tertiary paediatric hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH). Working initially in the Emergency Department, he moved into a General Paediatric position in 2004. Dr Chaney served in numerous leadership and management roles throughout his career at PMH. He was Director of Postgraduate Medical Education (1999 to 2006); director of Clinical Planning and Reform (2006 to 2011); and Clinical (Medical lead) of the New Perth Children’s Hospital Project from 2009 to 2015. In 2015, Dr Chaney became the executive director of PMH and was appointed Executive Director Commissioning Perth Children’s Hospital in 2016. In addition to his clinical and leadership roles at PMH, Dr Chaney has undertaken significant National and State leadership roles in health, most significantly as President of the Paediatrics and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and has been an active member of numerous volunteer and charitable committees and boards. Dr Chaney has been involved with the Notre Dame Medical School since its planning days, serving on the original curriculum committee, and has been involved with the clinical teaching of medical students since the School opened in 2006.