Dr Chris Cokis, FANZCA (WA)

Dr Chris Cokis, FANZCA (WA)

Immediate Past President 

MBBS (UWA) 1986 ANZCA 1997

Nominated by: Dr Rodney Mitchell (SA) and Dr Vanessa Beavis (NZ) (2019)


Dr Chris Cokis joined the ANZCA Council in 2016 and was elected as vice-president in May 2020 and president-elect in December 2021.

Dr Cokis has clinical interests in cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia, is co-head of department at Fiona Stanley Hospital and leads the Cardio-thoracic service. 

Dr Cokis has completed twelve years as a final examiner including as Chair of the Final Exam Subcommittee, and notes this as one of the most professional rewarding experiences of his career. Dr Cokis still enjoys working with trainees in theatre on a daily basis.

Dr Cokis works mainly in the public setting, however his work in private allows an understanding of the environment and challenges faced by anaesthetists.

Current and previous service on ANZCA committees and other roles

  • Final Examiner - 2003-2015.
  • ANZCA Council - 2016 to present.
  • Chair, ANZCA Education Executive Committee - 2017-2020.
  • ANZCA Honorary Treasury - 2020-2022
  • ANZCA Vice President - 2020-2022.
  • Final Examination subcommittee - 2013 - 2015
  • Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Perfusion SIG - 2005-2007

Past and/or current appointments in other relevant professional organisations

  • Australian Medical Association - 1990 to current.
  • Australian Society of Anaesthetists - 1986 to current.
  • MDA  - 1986 to present-2022
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anaesthesiologists - 2005 to present.

Conversations with Chris Cokis

"Conversations with Chris Cokis" is a limited podcast series where Dr Cokis interviews college leaders. You can listen to the episodes below or via your favourite podcast streaming app.

Last updated 11:50 16.05.2024