Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership, meeting dates.

Page last updated: 05 February 2018

MBS item range
Meeting dates
The Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee will review a targeted set of diagnostic MBS item numbers and consider other mechanisms to support better requesting of diagnostic imaging and pathology requesting.

MBS item range



  • Professor Paul Glasziou (Chair) - Professor of Evidence-based Medicine, Bond University; General practitioner, private practice
  • Dr Elizabeth Marles - Senior staff specialist, General practice & Director, Hornsby-Brooklyn GP Unit
  • Dr Mark Morgan - Senior Lecturer, Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide; General practitioner, private practice
  • Dr Walid Jammal; Hills Family General Practice; Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Univeresity of Sydney; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney; General practitioner, Private practice
  • Dr Simon Torvaldsen - Member, Council of General practice, Australian Medical Association; General Practitioner, Private practice
  • Associate Professor Ken Sikaris - Senior Fellow, St Vincent’s Clinical School; Clinical Associate, University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Anne Duggan - Gastroenterologist, John Hunter Hospital Newcastle; Senior Clinical Advisor, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • Associate Professor Rachael Moorin – Associate Professor, Health Policy & Health Economics, School of Public Health, Curtin University
  • Associate Professor Peter Stewart - Director of Pathology, Sydney South West Pathology; President, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Professor Tim Usherwood - Professor, General Practice, Westmead Clinical School, The University of Sydney
  • Dr David Brazier - Radiologist, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Dr Greg Slater - Radiologist, Queensland X-ray; Director, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  • Ms Geraldine Robertson - Consumer Representative, Consumers Health Forum & Breast Cancer Network Australia
  • Ms Alison Marcus - Registered Nurse; Consumer representative

Meeting dates