Chief Medical Officer

Professor Anne Duggan

Anne Duggan

Professor Anne Duggan is the Chief Medical Officer at the Commission, providing expert clinical advice for the wide range of programs managed by the organisation.

Professor Duggan is a highly respected gastroenterologist with significant operating and leadership experience in a range of healthcare settings. She is also Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle.

Professor Duggan is passionate about improving healthcare services through sharing knowledge and collaborating across all aspects of the health system. She leads the development of the Commission's Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation series.

As Chief Medical Officer, Professor Duggan has a significant role in identifying potential synergies, partnerships and opportunities across the Australian health sector in collaboration with all health sector stakeholders, and providing leadership and education around the latest evidence on safety and quality in health care.

As of September 2021 Anne is Chair of the new Australian Government Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee (MRAC).

As of November 2021 Anne is a member of the Expert Panel of Ahpra and Medical Board of Australia Review of the Regulation of Health Practitioners in Cosmetic Surgery.