Dr. Zafar Smith is an Emergency Medicine Specialist (FACEM) residing in Townsville, Australia with his wife and three children.
Zafar is passionate about indigenous health and international emergency medicine in the Pacific Islands. His Samoan and Kiwi heritage with an upbringing in Papua New Guinea inspire him to continually work towards bridging the health inequality gap that exists between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
Zafar completed his medical degree in Otago University, New Zealand in 2004. He holds a Masters of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and a Diploma in Paediatrics. He has also worked as a retrieval doctor and in the Australian outback. He is a Senior Lecturer at the James Cook University School of Medicine, Queensland, Australia.