Our Doctors

Assoc. Professor David Allen

Assoc. Professor David Allen

MBBS(Hons), DPH, FAFOEM Consultant Occupational and Environmental Physician

A/Prof David Allen is a Specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He has 30 years experience in occupational medicine and is actively involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. David is the Managing Director of Drug and Alcohol Solutions Australia www.dasa.net.au which provides drug and alcohol testing, training and advice across Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Ahmed Saafan

MBBS, GDOEH, Grad Cert Pain Med.
Occupational Medicine

Dr Ahmed  Saafan has years experience as an occupational health doctor and:

  • NSW SIRA-approved injury management consultant,

  • Certified Medical Review Officer

  • Appropriate health surveillance medical practitioner NSW

  • 10 years’ experience in Telehealth medicine


Ahmed worked as the medical director in a group of occupational health clinics in NSW for over a decade and has worked in occupational medicine for 15 years. He has performed many hundreds of IMC examinations and conducted countless negotiations with treating practitioners about treatment and return-to-work.He conducted hundreds of Telehealth consultations and served on the committee for change management of the PCEHR and the technical standards for telehealth for Standards Australia. He is currently a senior medical advisor for InjuryNET and provides broad expertise in all medical matters pertaining to the interface between work and health.

Dr Sugeesh Pathirana

MBBS, GDOEH, FAFOEM Consultant Occupational and Environmental Physician

Dr Sugeesh Pathirana is a Specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and has more than 10 years of experience in occupational medicine. During these years, he has had extensive involvement in health and aged care, transport, logistics, manufacturing and process work, construction, hospitality, council work, mining and waste management industries.

Dr Pathirana's interests include management of complex work-related injuries, assisting with development of health surveillance programmes for workplaces, assisting stakeholders to plan and implement occupational rehabilitation, Fitness For Duty assessments, provision of Independent Medical Examination of workers' compensation insurance claims, hazardous substance medical assessments, telehealth consultations and health education.

Dr Pathirana is a SIRA accredited injury management consultant and a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), offering advice on drug and alcohol testing.

Dr Pathirana holds memberships of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine and Australasian Medical Review Officers Association.

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