endED Espresso Bar – Dr Dinesh Palipana
May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher.
Halfway through medical school, he was involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. Dinesh has completed an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at the Harvard University.
As a result of his injury and experiences, Dinesh has been an advocate for inclusivity in all areas. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia.
Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a senior lecturer at the Griffith University and adjunct research fellow at the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland. He has research interests in spinal cord injury. He is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby team.
Dinesh was the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019. He was the third Australian to be awarded a Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. Dinesh was the Queensland Australian of the year award for 2021.
Tickets are $35