Dr Farhan Shahzad

Consultant Occupational Physician & Environmental Physician
Injury Management Consultant
Sydney, Canberra & Telehealth
VWA Provider Number: Smithfield 5941023J | Liverpool 5941022Y


Dr Farhan Shahzad is a Specialist Occupational Physician experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and post-surgical recovery of work-related injuries and illnesses.  Specifically focusing on maximising those presentations that allow for safe and legally compliant, reintegration into the workforce, Dr Shahzad is considered an industry expert in workplace injury management.  

His area of expertise includes recommendations towards preventative measures to minimise injury, the requirement for any modification of duties or environment to job roles in return to work programs, review of workplace return to work programs conducted by allied health professionals to ensure their safety and medical feasibility, identifying suitable job roles where an individual’s transferable skills may be utilised and establishing if an individual is capable of a return to the workforce.


  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Ed
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners-ABIME
  • Designated Aviation Medical Examiner, CASA
  • ACT Motor Vehicle
  • ACT Workers’ Compensation
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Criminal Law
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection Assessments
  • Medical Negligence
  • NSW Personal Injury Commission (PIC) Motor Vehicle Medical Expert
  • NSW Personal Injury Commission (PIC) Workers Compensation Medical Expert
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • QLD Motor Accident Injury Commission Queensland (MAIC)
  • QLD Worksafe Queensland
  • SA Motor Accident Injury Accreditation Scheme SA
  • SA Permanent Impairment Assessor, Return to Work South Australia
  • SIRA NSW Motor Accident Guidelines Authorised Health Practitioner NSW (AHP)
  • SIRA NSW Workers Compensation Injury Management Consultant (IMC) – Physical Injuries
  • SIRA NSW Workers Compensation Injury Management Consultant (IMC) – Psychological injuries
  • SIRA NSW Workers Compensation Permanent Impairment Assessor (PIA)
  • TAS Tasmania Permanent Impairment Assessor (PIA)
  • TAS Motor Accidents Insurance Board Tasmania (MAIB)
  • WA Approved Medical Specialist Western Australia
  • WA Motor Injury Insurance Western Australia Worksafe
  • WA WorkCover Permanent Impairment Assessor (PIA)
  • WorkSafe Victoria Independent Impairment Assessor (IIA)
  • WorkSafe Victoria Independent Medical Examiner (IME)

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