Pre-eminent staff specialist, Director of renal services, Cairns Hinterland & hospital District
Dr Murty Mantha MD DM DNB FRACP FASN, is a Pre-eminent staff specialist, Director of renal services at Cairns Hinterland and hospital District and Associate professor (Adjunct) of medicine, JCU school of medicine, Cairns. He has overseen successful implementation of models of care relating to home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for Indigenous patients from rural and remote communities. He was instrumental in developing interventional nephrology and served as a founding Chair of Australia New Zealand society of Interventional nephrology from 2006-2008. He is formally recognised by the conjoint committee of peripheral endovascular therapy (RACS). He has contributed to peer reviewed journals and book chapter on dialysis access procedures. DR Mantha has been an invited speaker at National and International conferences on interventional nephrology. He has served as a Counsellor on Australia New Zealand society of nephrology (2011-2014), Coordinator of nephrology advanced trainee on Advance training committee (2013-2018) ;A Senior National Panel of examiners of the Royal Australian college of Physicians (2007- current).