The highest paid eye doctor in Queensland is expected to have the biggest impact on patients’ health, with a job title often associated with an industry-specific role.
Dr Othalumu Tufikangas is the executive director of the Ophthalmology Group at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
“Our overall goal is to provide the best eye care services possible for our patients, so we work with the leading Queensland eye surgeons to make sure they are delivering the best service for the patient,” Dr Tufakangas said.
“It’s very important that we have quality eye care in Queensland, so that we can continue to attract the best talent from around the country.”
Dr Tufa was previously the head of surgery at the Queensland Eye Institute.
“When I was appointed as head of the Queensland eye surgery team, I thought it would be a good opportunity to bring in some of the best surgeons in the world,” Dr Nairn said.
He said he had “the great sense of humour” to get the job done.
“We’ve had to do a lot of soul searching over the last two years.”
There was a lot to consider, and we had a lot on our plate.
“I just think we got a fantastic team to work with.
They have a great understanding of what it takes to be successful at this industry.”
The top four eye doctors in Queensland are Dr Othala Mkhiza, Dr Aniruddha Jyothi, Dr Narelle Chai and Dr Lulu Mwaneng.