Portland Welcomes New General Surgeon

Mr Turab Pishori - General Surgeon
Monday, 31 August 2015
Australia’s enviable reputation as a destination of choice is bearing fruit for Portland’s new general surgeon Mr Turab Pishori.

Mr Pishori replaces Mr Thair Abbas as Portland's resident general surgeon and says Australia has lived up to his expectations.

He was attracted for the same reasons others venture down under work-life balance and excellent education opportunities.

After three years in the country he says the move has worked down to the letter.

Mr Pishori has moved from Perth where he was based for almost three years. He arrives in Portland with his wife and two younger children and will be joined by his older children after they finish the school year.

Mr Pishori came to Australia from Pakistan on a specialist pathway and completed his two-year Australian registration requirements for international graduates at four tertiary hospitals in Perth.

Last year he also completed his Australian Fellowship in General Surgery and qualified with his specialist registration.

In the past six months he has worked primarily in colon and rectal surgery, his main area of interest.

The move to Portland has been a perfect family and professional fit.

I was keen to get a consultant position appropriate to my level and Portland was an ideal fit, he said. I'm really enjoying the new challenge and the community.

I welcome the opportunity to move to a regional town. I've been in a big centre and I think here I will be able to realign my surgical commitments and family and lifestyle balance.

Prior to entering the Australian system, Mr Pishori was a practising consultant in Pakistan for about 10 years with an academic and research background.

He will be doing general surgery in Portland, mostly in abdominal but also in his specialist colorectal field.

I expect a wide spectrum of patients but more complex and complicated cases will continue to be referred to larger hospitals, he said.

Acting PDH CEO Lee Vause said the recruitment was great news for the Portland community.

It's fantastic that Portland District Health has been able to recruit a new general surgeon, Ms Vause said.

An extensive recruitment process has taken place and we’re delighted to welcome Mr Pishori after only a short break between appointments,she said.

Being able to maintain general surgery locally will be a great benefit for the community.

Mr Pishori will start performing surgical procedures at PDH within the next few weeks.

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