Support & Wellbeing

Medical Services Directorate

Chief Medical Officer

Dr Paul Eleftheriou

Paul joined Western Health as CMO in February 2018. He joined us from Austin Health, where he held the position of Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director of Quality and Patient Safety.

Paul began his medical career as an intern at Western Health. After initially training in surgery, he pursued a career in medical leadership and management and completed his Master in Health Administration in 2015. Paul is committed to innovation, quality improvement and has a strong interest in medical education and research. He is an advocate for positive mental health and wellbeing for clinicians, and is an ambassador and speaker for beyondblue.


Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Dr Birinder Giddey

Birinder joined Western Health in 2019 and was appointed as Deputy CMO in 2020. He completed his internship and resident training at Alfred Health, and has experience as a Medical Administration Registrar at Western Health and Epworth Healthcare. He completed his Masters of Health Management in 2020.

Birinder is a member of the Western Health Positive Medical Workplace Advisory Committee. He has a strong interest in collaborative research and was awarded a research grant in 2018 for his study “Implementation of a structured medical handover & interprofessional huddle at a metropolitan hospital: impact on frequency of deterioration of ward patients”.


Medical Workforce Unit

The Western Health Medical Workforce Unit (MWU) supports junior medical staff with recruitment, on-boarding, rosters, leave and timesheets. Information about the MWU team is available on our Workforce page.


Medical Education Unit

The Western Health Medical Education Unit (MEU) supports pre-vocational doctors with education, training, orientation and career planning. Information about the MEU team is available on our Education page.