Dr Graham Thein-Win – Unsatisfactory professional conduct

24 May 2017

The Commission prosecuted a complaint against general practitioner Dr Graham Thein-Win who at the time, was an employee of International Health Medical Services which provides medical services to detainees at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre (“the Detention Centre”).  The complaint concerned his care and management of a transgender female patient who was a detainee at the Detention Centre.

The Commission’s complaint was heard by a Medical Professional Standards Committee on 26 April 2017.  The complaint alleged that during a consultation in March 2015 at the Detention Centre, Dr Thein-Win:

  • inappropriately requested to view the patient’s breasts as a means of determining patient gender; and
  • failed to make appropriate medical records.


In its decision of 15 May 2017, the Commitee found that Dr Thein-Win was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and ordered that:

  • he be reprimanded;
  • he must engage in a period of mentoring for at least 12 months.

Further Information

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

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