Deputy Chief Medical Officer / Australian Government
Most Notable Role
Dr Nick Coatsworth is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and specialises in both respiratory medicine and infectious diseases. He is one of four deputy chief medical officers for the federal government's Department of Health, and was director of infectious diseases at Canberra Hospital and executive director at the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre in Darwin. Dr Coatsworth is deeply committed to humanitarian causes. As a doctor with Medecins sans Frontieres, he has worked in Congo-Brazzaville, Chad and in the Darfur region of Sudan. He was elected to the Board of Medecins sans Frontieres in Australia in 2008, serving as president in 2010 and 2011. In the Northern Territory, Dr Coatsworth is very involved with indigenous health, regularly visiting remote indigenous communities. He attained his undergraduate degree in Medicine at the University of Western Australia and has a Masters in International Public Health from the University of Sydney.