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The barriers to becoming a doctor with quadriplegia | Dinesh Palipana | TEDxBrisbane

Published: September 19, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Halfway through medical school, Dinesh was involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. He still went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at the Harvard University.

‘I might be quadriplegic, but I’m your doctor’

Published: February 26, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Dinesh PalipanaWhen medical student Dinesh Palipana suffered a severe spinal injury in a car crash, he was told his dream of becoming a doctor was over. Now he’s Queensland’s first quadriplegic doctor, working at one of the state’s busiest hospitals. Dr Palipana tells his story in his own words.

I didn’t grow up wanting to be a doctor. And I certainly never imagined practising medicine with quadriplegia.

I was exactly halfway through medical school when my car aquaplaned on Brisbane’s Gateway Motorway.

Soon-to-be doctor behind new spinal cord research six years after becoming quadriplegic

Published: November 5, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

dinesh-palipana-quadriplegicMOST doctors study for years so they can help others but for Southport’s Dinesh Palipana, it is much more ­personal.

A month out from his graduation ceremony at Griffith University, the 32-year-old doesn’t just want to help others, he also wants to help himself.

“I’ve had a vested interest and a passion to cure spinal cord injury and cure myself in the process,” he said.

Part-way through his medical degree in 2010, Mr Palipana was driving home to the Gold Coast from visiting his parents in Brisbane when his car aquaplaned on a wet road and overturned near the Gateway Bridge.

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