'Inspiring' doctor named Qld’s Australian of the Year

Dr Dinesh Palipana, who is quadriplegic, beat the odds to become a doctor and is now a leading advocate for doctors with disabilities

Dr Dinesh Palipana has been named Queensland’s representative in the 2021 Australian of the Year Award.

Dr Dinesh Palipana.
Dr Dinesh Palipana.

The award comes almost 10 years after a horrific car crash fractured his cervical spine at C6/C7 level when he was in his third year of medical school.

The accident left him with only minimal use of his

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