Having trained and worked in Australia and the US, Associate Professor Chang was awarded a PhD for research into retinal and choroidal angiography from the Universities of California and Sydney.
Associate Professor Chang is the Medical Director of Sydney Retina Clinic, part of the Acurio Health Group. He is also Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Head of Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital.
Associate Professor Chang’s commitment to healthcare internationally includes many professional memberships and appointments, including Scientific Secretary and Committee Member of the Asia-Pacific Vitreoretinal Society (APVRS). He is also a clinician advisor to the Australian Department of Health.
Recognition for Associate Professor Chang’s contributions includes the Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and the RANZCO Excellence in Teaching Award.
Associate Professor Chang’s passion for innovative healthcare treatments and procedures includes the development of new drugs and medical devices through clinical trials in Australia and the US. His research has been published extensively in medical and scientific literature, and he serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals. He also promotes strategies aimed at better engagement with medical professionals and patients using the latest in cloud, IoT and AI technology.
Deborah is a Registered Nurse with over 16 years clinical experience mostly in the perioperative environment, and 8 years operational management in the Day Hospital sector across Australia. She has extensive experience building and managing teams, managing stakeholder relationships, operational efficiency, project management, and an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges that exist in the day hospital sector. Deborah has an interest in Quality Improvement and Risk Management, with a strong commitment to the promotion of safe, quality patient care and outcomes. Deborah has been extensively involved with Brownfield hospital developments, including licensing, accreditation and commissioning.
Scott has over 20 years of financial and business management experience in organisations across Asia Pacific. During this time, he has held senior roles in the healthcare sector including CFO, Director and General Manager.
As well as being a Certified Practising Accountant, Scott is a people and process-orientated leader who has a passion for developing caring cultures and outcomes. His unique combination of skills has enabled him to deliver exceptional results by building strong teams, boosting employee engagement and implementing more disciplined end-to-end processes to improve healthcare outcomes and drive business success.
Scott is also Director of Rio’s Legacy, a not-for-profit initiative to increase awareness of and raise funds to build much-needed hospices for terminally ill children across Australia.
Frances has been a registered nurse for over 25 years.
With a passion for providing the ultimate in patient care on both a personal and an organisational level, Frances has a range of qualifications including a Bachelor of Nursing, a Masters in Midwifery and a Masters in Health Management.
In her role of Director of Quality Assurance, Frances is responsible for nursing services across the Acurio Health Group, which includes all nursing practices in clinical and procedural environments.
Frances also oversees the quality systems at Acurio Health, ensuring that all hospital, day surgery and research facility procedures not only comply with national and international standards and accreditation requirements, but are designed to provide patients with the most advanced medical treatment and holistic care.
Dr Lin is a highly qualified healthcare executive with over 20 years of clinical and managerial experience.
As a healthcare professional who is passionate about advancing medical facilities, treatments and patient-centric care, Dr Lin has extensive experience in managing private, public and international hospitals and other facilities. His expertise in this area spans strategic planning, improving operational efficiency, team building and project management.
Dr Lin is also a specialist in Greenfield and Brownfield health facility development, procurement, contract and tender negotiation, licensing, accreditation and commissioning. Over the years, his expertise has helped drive healthcare development projects of up to $200 million.
With a commitment to share his knowledge and skills to enhance healthcare in the community, Dr Lin has been Chairman of the NSW Radiation Therapist Research Group and Clinical Specialist Director of the Australian Medical Radiation Sciences Accreditation Council. He also served as a member of the expert panel of the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group and the lung cancer reference group for Cancer Australia.
Dr Lin’s professional insights are widely published, and he is a reviewer and invited author of the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences.
As someone who drives positive development in the healthcare industry, Dr Lin believes that optimal outcomes and improved patient experiences are best achieved through understanding difficult concepts, turning ideas into logical strategies and implementing appropriate systems.
Fiona has over 15 years’ experience as a facility manager within the Acurio Health Group.
As a director of administration services, Fiona oversees day-to-day operations of the group’s hospitals, day surgeries and research facilities. This includes developing policies, streamlining management systems, monitoring budgets, supervising managers, improving business efficiency, implementing audits and managing administrative budgets.
With year of expertise in improving systems and processes within healthcare organisations, Fiona is dedicated to boosting operational efficiency to deliver better outcomes for businesses, staff and patients.
Thomas oversees Sydney Retina and Sydney Institute of Vision Science, which are part of the Acurio Health Group. He has over 18 years of clinical and research experience including managing ophthalmic diseases, managing clinical staff, coordinating clinical trials and conducting large-scale epidemiological studies.
Thomas’ clinical roles have included supervising and teaching staff, and conducting training and seminars. As an orthoptist, he has broad experience managing patients with a range of eye diseases and disorders.
With a passion for medical research, Thomas has extensive experience in coordinating clinical trials across a range of ophthalmic conditions and has been instrumental in several large epidemiological research studies. This includes managing research teams, protocol development, ethics committee proposals, budget negotiation, managing the trial process and statistical analysis.
Thomas is also widely published in medical journals, and is a regular speaker at events, as well as a student and patient educator.
His scholarships and awards include the Neville Brown Scholarship, Westmead Millennium Institute (WMI) scholarship, Asia Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel Grant and Westmead Association Research Travel Grant.