A/Prof Peter AitkenChair
Director since 11 November 2014
Qualifications: MBBS, FACEM, EMDM, MClinEd
Experience: Dr Peter Aitken graduated from the University of Queensland (MBBS) in 1986. He completed specialist training in Emergency Medicine in 1996 after working in Townsville, Nambour, Gold Coast and the United Kingdom. He has been employed as Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at The Townsville Hospital since 1997 with development of the Emergency Department from unaccredited status to maximum training accreditation. Dr Aitken has worked with four (4) different aeromedical retrieval service providers and coordinated over 3000 aeromedical retrievals. Previous roles have included Queensland Ambulance Regional Medical Officer Northern Region (1997- 1999), Acting Director of Emergency Medicine TTH June 2002 – January 2003, Director of Emergency Medicine Training The Townsville Hospital (1998 – 2003) and member original group Qld Health PHTLS instructors.