Associate Professor Luis Prado joined Epworth HealthCare in 2016 as the Group Director Medical Services. Previously he was the Director of the Medical Services at the Wesley Hospital, Brisbane since 2004, as well as the Chief Medical Officer for Uniting Care Health.
For over twenty years he has held a number of senior medical administrator roles across Queensland Health and in the private healthcare sector. He has also served as a medical officer with the Australian Regular Army, including deployments to the Western Sahara and Solomon Islands and commanded the 11th Medical Company at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, and is a Major in Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.
Luis is an Associate Professor for Deakin University and has been actively involved in leading medical education and clinical teaching programs, regularly teaching medical students at the Epworth Clinical School. Luis is passionate about the opportunities and future directions for medical practice and supports his vision at a more practical level by continuing to work actively as a General Practitioner in the community. Luis has been a General Practitioner since 1993 and has a particular interest in Sports Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Paediatrics.
As Executive Director Academic and Medical Services, Luis will be responsible for the medical education, research and medical workforce portfolios. In his role as Chief Medical Officer, he will be the professional lead for medical practitioners across Epworth and will work closely with all clinicians in strengthening the Epworth clinical governance framework to deliver safe high quality patient care. Luis is excited about the opportunities and future directions for medical services and education/research at Epworth.