Dinesh is an Australian doctor, lawyer and disability advocate.
He is the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland, Australia and works as a senior doctor at one of Australia’s busiest hospitals at Gold Coast Hospital
Dinesh has been an advocate for medical students with disabilities in Australia, where significant barriers exist. Dinesh is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia, an advocacy group for physicians with disabilities. He is also a member of the Ambassador Council at the Hopkins Centre, a centre for research in rehabilitation and resilience.
2019 Dinesh was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to medicine
In 2020 became the team doctor for the Gold Coast Titans Physical Disability Rugby League team
2021 Dinesh was announced the Queensland Australian of the Year.
Dinesh contributes his success to his devoted mother Chitlrani, who is his primary Carer. Therefore Dinesh values and understands the role of carers and is very excited to support The Carers Foundation Australia.