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Medical Specialist Accreditation Committee

Practicing as a Specialist Doctor in Malta 
No person shall practice or hold out himself to be a specialist doctor unless his/her name is entered in the respective specialist register kept for registration of specialist doctors by the Medical Council. Registration as a specialist by the Medical Council is subject to a positive evaluation and recommendation by the Medical Specialist Accreditation Committee.

Law
Health Care Professions Act (2003): english / malti 
 
 
Chairperson
Prof. Stephen Fava MD, MRCP(UK), FACP, FEFIM, FRCP(Lond), MPhil(Melit), PhD(Exeter) 
 
 
Members
REPRESENTING SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Prof. Anton Grech MD, PhD(Maas), MSc(Psych)(Lond), FRCPsych(UK)
 
 
FACULTY OF MEDICINE & SURGERY (UNIVERSITY OF MALTA)
REPRESENTATIVE: Mr. Mark Schembri MD, LRCP, LRCS, LRCPS, FRCS 
SUBSTITUTE: Prof. Josanne Vassallo MD(Malta), MSc(Lond), Dr med(Munster), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Lond), FACP,
                      FACE, PhD
 
 
MEDICAL COUNCIL 
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Daniel Farrugia MD (Malta), DEAA, EDIC
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Joseph Cassar MD, PDF Psych
 
 
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF MALTA  
REPRESENTATIVE; Prof. Stephen Fava MD, MRCP(UK), FACP, FEFIM, FRCP(Lond), M.Phil(Melit), PhD(Exeter) 
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Martin Balzan MD, MRCP(UK), FRCP(Lond), FEFIM 
 
 
ASSOCIATION OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS OF MALTA
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Marique Sciberras MD DESA
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Paul Calleja MD, DESA
 
 
MALTESE CARDIAC SOCIETY
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Robert Xuereb MD, FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Edin),  FESC, FACC
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Alex Borg MD, MD(Manchester), MRCP, FESC
 
 
MALTA ASSOCIATION OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Lawrence Scerri MD, FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Glasg), CCST Derm (UK) 
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Susan Aquilina MD, FRCP(UK)
 
 
ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS OF MALTA 
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Patrick Farrugia MD, MRCS (Ed)
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Anna Spiteri MD, Dip.IMC RCSEd, FRCSEd(A&E)
 
 
MALTA COLLEGE OF FAMILY DOCTORS
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Edward Zammit MD, MMCFD, MRCGP(INT)
 
 
GERIATRIC MEDICINE SOCIETY OF MALTA
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Mark Anthony Vassallo MD, FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lond), DGM(Lond) MA(Melit) Bioethics
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. John Cordina MD, FRCP(Edin), CCT(GIM/GER)
 
 
MALTA COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS & GYNAECOLOGISTS  
REPRESENTATIVE: Prof. Raymond Galea MD, FRCOG, Acc Spec O&G(Leuven), PhD 
SUBTITUTE: Dr. Katia Vella MD, MRCOG
 
 
MALTA ASSOCIATION OF OPHTHALMOLOGISTS  
REPRESENTATIVE: Mr. Francis Carbonaro MD, PhD(Lond), FRCOphth, CCT(UK)
 
 
ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGEONS OF MALTA
REPRESENTATIVE: Mr. Raymond Gatt MD, LRCP, LRCPS, LRCS, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(UK)
 
 
MALTA ASSOCIATION OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGISTS AND HEAD AND NECK SURGEONS AND ALLIED SPECIALITIES
REPRESENTATIVE; ​ Dr. Alison Abdilla MD, MRCS, DO-HNS, EBE, ORL-HNS, MSc Cancer Therapeutics (Lond)
SUBSTITUTE: Mr. John Cachia MD, MRCS, DO-HNS FEB ORL-HNS MSc(Aud)
 
 
MALTESE PAEDIATRIC ASSOCIATION  
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Mark Buttigieg MD, MSc (Lond), MRCPCH
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Ruth Farrugia MD, MRCPCH, MSc, PEM (Edin) 

 
MALTA COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS 
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. David James Camilleri MD, MRCP(UK), FMCPath, FRCPath CST(UK)
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Christopher Barbara MD, MSc(Lond), DLSHTM, FMCPath
 
 
ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF MALTA
REPRESENTATIVE: Vacant
 
 
MALTESE ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHIATRY
REPRESENTATIVE:  Dr. Aloisia Camilleri Aquilina  MD, MRCPsych(UK), MSc(Soton), CCST(Malta)
SUBSTITUTE:  Dr. Nigel Camilleri MD (Melit.), MD (Newcastle), MRCPsych (UK), CCT (Child and Adolescent     
                      Psychiatry), DCP (IRE)
 
 
MALTA ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE  
REPRESENTATIVEProf. Sandra C. Buttigieg MD, PhD (Aston), FFPH (UK), MSc , MBA, MMCFD
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Mariella Borg Buontempo MD, MSc (Newcastle), FFPH (UK), CCST(UK)
 
 
MALTESE ASSOCIATION OF RADIOLOGISTS AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIANS
REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Ruben Depasquale MD, MRCSEd, FRCR
SUBSTITUTE: Dr. Adrian Mizzi MD, MRCP, FRCR, EDiR
 
 
ASSOCIATION OF SURGEONS OF MALTA  
REPRESENTATIVE: Prof. Joseph Galea MD, LRCS, LRCPS, LRCP, FRCS
SUBSTITUTE: Mr. Gordon Caruana Dingli MD, LRCS, LRCP, LRCP&S, FRCS, FRCSRCP&S
 
 
Registrar
Ms. Gillian Mifsud Dip Public Mangt