Medicine

Medical Practitioners in WA

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Medical Practitioners of Croatian origin in WA

Compiled by N Marinovich

 

The overwhelming majority of Croatian immigrants to Australia in the late 19th and early 20th
century had little or no formal education.
Only their children, usually Australian born, had access to secondary and tertiary education. Some of these going on to tertiary education entered the medical profession. They are listed below, in chronological order in the year they were first registered, as published by the by the Medical Board of WA in the Government Gazette copies stored in the Battye Library.
There was no one of Croatian origin listed until 1942.

 

1942 Dr Mortimer ZILKO             MBBS (Melbourne) 1941 GP in Narrogin
GP Narrogin , prominent in local government affairs, eventually becoming Mayor of Narrogin.

1945 Dr John KARGOTICH           MBBS (Melbourne) 1942
GP Midland Junction later in practice with his brothers in Victoria Park

1955 Dr Tom KARGOTICH           MBBS (Melbourne) 1954
GP Victoria Park
Dr joseph LUBICH AM                  MBBS (Adelaide) 1954
GP Albany where he was also prominent in Local Government affairs

1956 Dr Stephen KARGOTICH     MBBS (Melbourne) 1954
GP Victoria Park. He and brother Tom made significant contributions to the Perth Football Club

1957 Dr John RADUNOVICH       MBBS (Melbourne) 1956
GP Kununoppin

1959 Dr N John MARINKOVICH MBBS (Adelaide) 1958
Only registered for one year
1959 Dr Leonard MIOCEVICH     MBBS (Adel) 1958
GP Dalwallinu

1961 Dr Andres LUKETINA         MBBS (WA) 1959
GP Quairading

1964 Dr Ronald SEMAN             MBBS (WA) 1962
GP Midland
Dr Ivan YAKSICH                         MBBS (WA) 1963
Surgeon Queensland

1965 Dr Louis ZANINOVICH      MBBS (WA) 1964
GP Osborne Park

1967 Dr Norm MARINOVICH    MBBS (WA) 1967
Physician Fremantle
Dr Paul ZILKO                             MBBS (WA) 1967
Immunologist/ Rheumatologist. Son of Dr Mortimer Zilko

 In 1970 the following medical practitioners of Croatian origin were registered in the State Gazette
Drs Mortimer ZILKO, Joseph LUBICH, Tom KARGOTICH, Steve KARGOTICH, Len MIOCEVICH, Ivan YAKSICH, Lou ZANINOVICH, Norm MARINOVICH, Paul ZILKO

In 2000 the following were registered. The list is in alphabetical order with the year of initial registration attached. Unless noted otherwise the Medical School of Graduation is UWA.

Carissa BABICH 1997
Paul BABICH 1993
Eddy BAJROVICH 1984
Anthony BATISICH 1994 (Otago NZ 1964)
Barry FATOVICH 1976
Daniel FATOVICH 1984
Zoran GASPAR 1998 (UQ 1990)
Susanna GRANICH 2000 (UWA 1987)
Steve KARGOTICH 1956
Wally KNEZEVIC 1979
Joe LUBICH 1955
Norm MARINOVICH 1967
Zelko MUSTAC 1993 (Sydney 1978)
Gordon PADOVAN 1993 (Zagreb 1988)
John PERICA 1989
Dane PERVAN 1988
Goran PERVAN 1990
Zhukov PERVAN 1970
Max PRNICH 1980
Nada RAICH 1976
Robert SERICH 1983 (Sydney 1970)
John TOMASICH 1976
Laurie UKALOVICH 1988
John VUJCICH 1971
Narelle VUJCICH 1996
Aleksandra VUJOVICH 2000
Peter VUJOVICH 1999
John YOVICH 1971
Lou ZANINOVICH 1965
Paul ZILKO 1967