Our Staff

All staff credentials are checked by the relevant Registration boards,
Accreditation boards, Practice Manager and the Board of Directors.

Dr Satish Kumar

(Practice Principal) BSC (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP, DCH

Special interest in looking after patient not only for their medical conditions but also their social & psychological problems.

Dr Thiru Thirukkumaran

MBBS, MSc Palliative & Supportive Care, FACRRM

Special interest in supportive & palliative care, chronic pain management, skin cancer & other skin diseases and rural medicine.

Dr Doaa Al-Shamma


Special interest in women’s health and mental health.


Burnie Super Clinic will be actively involved in teaching. In conjunction with the University of Tasmania Rural Clinical School, General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT) and other educational partners.

Clinicians will have an opportunity to teach and contribute to research. There are currently two academic GPs on staff.

The Burnie GP Super Clinic is a recognised training provider for registrars, UTAS medical students, John Flynn Medical Students and UTAS student nurses.The Clinic is also actively involved with each of the local schools assisting with work placements for their students.

Recognised training providers include:
• UTAS – www.utas.edu.au
• General Practice Training Tasmania – www.gptt.com.au
• RACGP – www.racgp.org.au
• ACRRM – www.acrrm.org.au


GP Ongoing training and support

IMG – Pre-vocational
Provide supervision, mentoring and support

GP Registrars
Placement of at least two Registrars

Medical Student
Attachments from UTAS

Practice Nurse
Ongoing training and support

Nursing Students
Placements from UTAS and supervision

Development Manager and Practice Manager
Ongoing training and support

Practice Receptionist
Ongoing training and support

Student work placement
Work place experience for School students