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AIMA Executive Team Session 2023-2025

President: Muhammad Afzal Kahloon
Vice President: Habib Bhurawala
Vice President: Omer Shareef
Secretary: Muhammad Ashraf
Assist Secretary: Sadia Hossain
Executive Members:
Yusuf Haroon Ahmad
“In-charge Advocacy”
Ashraf Chehata
Mustafa Majeed Omar
New Zealand In-Charge :
Muhammad Ibrar Khalid
Australian Capital Territory:
Wisam Ihsheish
Amir Ali
New South Wales:
Muhammad Ali Tahir
Elhassan Elabbas
Northern Territory:
Sufyan Akram
Fatima Ashrafi
Abid Majid
South Australia:
Muhammad Asif Ashraf
M Shakaib Rahman
Western Australia:
Mohammed Jehangir
Abubakr Mohammad Hussain
Justin Brown
Yousuf Syed
Muhajir Mohamed
Mostafa Seleem
Newsletter In_charge:
Ahmed Saeed Goolam

Dr Muhammed Afzal Kahloon

President AIMA

Urologist based in Canberra, Specialising in Laparoscopic and Robotic Oncological Surgery

Urologist based in Canberra, Specialising in Laparoscopic and Robotic Oncological Surgery, President Australian Islamic Medical Association
Ex member of Islamic Medical Association of South Africa.

I have done medical charity work under the auspices of Islamic Medical Association of QLD / Pakistan Medical Association and Federation of Islamic Medical Associations in Africa and Subcontinent. Participated in vesio-vaginal fistula repair camps in Tanzania and several Urological Surgical camps in Pakistan and Kashmir.

Dr Habib Bhurawala

Vice President AIMA


Head of Paediatrics, Nepean Hospital Kingswood, NSW 2747.

Associate Professor in Paediatrics, Sydney Medical School- Nepean, University of Sydney

Dr Omer Shareef

Vice President AIMA
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Townsville, QLD

Yusuf Haroon Ahmad


Executive member and In-charge Advocacy

Ashraf Chehata

Executive Member

FRACS (Ortho)

Dr Chehata is a Melbourne Orthopaedic Upper Limb Surgeon with a particular interest in Elbow, Shoulder, and Wrist pathology.  He graduated from the University of Tasmania and performed 3 years of his undergraduate medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his Orthopaedic Training in Victoria and has undergone further training in shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries whilst on International Fellowships within Europe. He was awarded the Covidien Travelling Fellowship through the Royal College of Surgeons in order to further his subspecialty interest in Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist pathology. Whilst overseas he was able to work alongside the President of the European Shoulder and Elbow Society, Professor Alessandro Castagno and was involved in Kinematic Wrist research and clinical practice at the renowned international centre Institute Kaplan in Barcelona.

Muhammad Ashraf

General Secretary AIMA

Muhammad Ashraf has been working as a general surgeon and endoscopist for nearly 2 decades. He has previously been a senior lecturer at the James Cook University School of Medicine and is currently actively involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors, and trainee registrars.

Dr Ashraf gained extensive experience in general and trauma surgery in South Africa.  He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has volunteered for many free surgical camps in Pakistan and Kashmir under auspices of Islamic Medical Association of Queensland.  Muhammad has previously served as the President of the Islamic Society of Mackay and is very active in his regional Australian community, working to improve Islamic advocacy in the area. He looks forward to working with the Australian Islamic Medical Association.

Sadia Hossain
Assistant Secretary AIMA

Dr Sadia Hossain – a teaching and research Academic in Flinders Public Health. Sadia has an Honours (Class 1) in Neuroscience from UNSW, before making her way to public health through a PhD in very preterm baby outcomes in 3 countries, and subsequent research in safer hospitals, big data, chronic disease, family violence, child maltreatment, injury and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health.

Mustafa Majeed Omar

Executive Member

Executive Member of AIMA central team and president of Newcastle AIMA Chapter

Dr Mustafa Majeed Omar is emergency medicine specialist (FACEM) in Newcastle, NSW

He is also an AFRACMA and studying MBA in Healthcare management with Deakin University.

He can speak a few languages (English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Kutchi)

Wisam Ihsheish

President AIMA ACT

FRACS (Ortho) Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Imran Ali

General Secretary AIMA (ACT)

Anaesthetist and Pain management Specialist

Dr. Imran Ali, consultant Anaesthetist. Originally from Malaysia where he did most of his training before passing the Australian Fellowship exam in Perth in 2004. He currently works as an Anaesthetic consultant at Canberra Hospital as well as some private practice. He also sees chronic pain public patients once a week at University of Canberra Hospital.

 Naing Imran Win

President AIMA (NSW)

Born in Burma, Dr Naing Imran Win, obtained his doctor of medicine degree from Marmara University of Istanbul, Turkey, before he migrated to Australia. He completed his GP fellowship training in the Southern Highlands, NSW and is now working as a GP in Sydney Southwest. Since he arrived in Australia, he has been volunteering in Islamic charity organisations and peacebuilding, education and community services. He is passionate in mentoring and nurturing youth.

Elhassan Elabbas

Secretary (NSW)


Elhassan Elabbas MBBS ,FRACP Dual trained in General Medicine and Geriatric areas of interest perioperative medicine,frailty,bone health ,geriatric oncology and endoscopy

Sufyan Akram

Clinical Science Coordinator, School of Medicine, Charles Darwin University, Darwin

President AIMA (NT)

Dr Sufyan is an educator and researcher with diverse experience of working in medical education across various universities. His clinical background, experience in teaching biomedical sciences, scholarly endeavours in higher education and leadership roles – have all enabled him to contribute to the integrated and innovative models of health professions education.

Fatima Ashrafi

Obstetrician& Gynaecologist

President AIMA Queensland

Dr Fatima Ashrafi is practising obstetrics and gynaecology for more than 25 yrs. She is Fellow of Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh & Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK. Dr Ashrafi has worked with Queensland Health since 2006. In 2013, she joined Flying Obstetrician Gynaecologist (FOG) based in Roma. She found it very satisfying to serve the women living in remote and rural areas. She has a passion for education, research, and training. Currently she is a senior lecturer and examiner with the University of Queensland School of Medicine, AMC and RANZCOG. She has worked as a Squadron Leader with Australian Airforce (Reserve), has her own Private practice (Avicenna Health), and regularly works in regional, rural, and remote areas.  She has worked, volunteered, researched and advocated in the refugee sector, in 2019 she was part of Australian Medical team to support Rohingya Refugees.

Abid Majid


General Secretary AIMA (QLD)

Dr Majid graduated from Pakistan’s University of Punjab in 1993. Moved to Australia in 2002. He has been working as a General Practitioner since 2004 in Queensland.  He has worked in South Africa before moving to Australia.  Dr Majid had the opportunity to work in Saudi Arabia as well.  He has had the honour of working with Pakistan Islamic Medical Association and Islamic Medical Association of South Africa.

Asif Ashraf


President AIMA (SA)

Muhammad Shakibur Rahman


General Secretary AIMA (SA) and Assistant Treasurer

Dr Muhammad Shakibur Rahman- is a GP, based in Adelaide. He is also involved in multiple community and youth organisation.

Muhajir Mohamed

 Muhajir Mohamed is the Director of Pathology & Clinical Haematologist at Launceston General Hospital and is an Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania.

He obtained Haematology speciality qualification in India, followed by Fellowships from Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

He is the Chair and Clinical Lead for Blood Management Committee and the Head of Bone marrow Transplantation Committee for Northern Tasmania and  is an active member of American Society of Haematology, Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand and Australia Lymphoma and Leukemia Group.

He is involved in clinical trials and research in haematology and has over 40 publications in national & international journals. He is also a reviewer for peer-reviewed haematology and medicine journals.

Mostafa Seleem

Secretary AIMA Tasmania

Interventional Gastroenterologist

 Justin Brown

President AIMA Victoria  

MA MB BChir MRCP FRACP, Paediatric endocrinologist, clinical associate professor 

Justin Brown is a paediatrc endocrinologist who has been working in Victoria for the last 20 years. He trained in UK and is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK and a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is an associate professor in the Department of Paediatrics of Monash University and oversees the teaching and assessment of children’s health in the Monash MD course.

He has been on the board of Muslim Health Professionals Australia and two Islamic school boards in Melbourne. He looks forward to continuing his work with Muslim health professionals through the Australian Islamic Medical Association.

Yousuf Syed

Senior Physiotherapist, Melbourne

Secretary AIMA Victoria

Mohammad Jehangir

Consult Paediatrician and head of Neonatal services at SJOG Private Hospital, Perth

President AIMA Western Australia

Dr Jehangir has been serving community in Western Australia for more than 2 decades and is a very dynamic person. His dedication and passion for community services are second to none. He tries his best to help members of the community from all sectors at the time of need such as family advice, financial help, medical advice, social networking or job search.   He is president of Australian Islamic Care INC (a not for Profit Welfare organisation) that especially focuses on community social work, Religious education, mental and physical health of the Youth. Dr Jehangir has been president of Pakistani Association of WA(PAWA) for 10 years. He is the director/owner of SMARTPAEDS—a very popular private specialist paediatric service. He is motivated for studying the Arabic Language. He started the construction of a Mosque and community centre in Cockburn to initiate Religious teaching and community welfare work.

Abubakr Mohammed Hussain


Secretary AIMA Western Australia

Dr Abubakr Hussain is a General Practitioner, currently working in Perth, Australia. He graduated from The University of Manchester, UK, in 2008. He is both a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.   Dr Hussain is the GP Lead of his medical practice, St John Medical Cockburn, whilst also having a specialist interest in Skin Cancer Surgery.  He is also an accredited GP Registrar Supervisor as well as Senior Clinical Lecturer at Curtin Medical School.  Dr Hussain also has a keen interest in Humanitarian Medicine having completed a Master of Research in Public Health, and undertaken volunteer work in Nepal and Malawi.

Dr Muhammad Ibrar Khalid

NZ incharge