Meet the Team

Here at OpAlert, we believe in industry experience. This is why our dedicated team consists of Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Surgical Assistants and Admin staff. OpAlert was created from the ground up, with our focus on improving the user experience for all members.

Through its simplicity of use, OpAlert’s design ensures a seamless journey. Starting with the upload of a case/list by the surgeon, or their admin staff, through to acceptance of the list by Anaesthetists and Surgical Assistants, the user’s experience is always of highest priority.

With the assistance of our experienced board, we have created a fantastic platform. We are always looking to improve our product, and since our inception, we have implemented many  great ideas from our membership.

Time to now meet our founding managing directors, who helped create OpAlert!

Dr Mike Smith

Dr Mike Smith

Managing Director

Mike is a recently qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon. For many years, he has envisaged a streamlined system that connects Surgeons with Private Anaesthetists and Surgical Assistants. Developing this in a mobile app platform was a natural progression. Through this vision, Mike has been with OpAlert from ground zero. Developing a beautiful platform that embraces the latest technology. He is extremely proud of the final product, and is certain that you will fall in love with its elegance and simplicity.

Dr Chien-Wen Liew

Dr Chien-Wen Liew

Managing Director

Chien-Wen is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Adelaide. He learnt long ago that business efficiencies could benefit all parties of the relationship in Surgery. The ever reaching goal of making all aspects of work life easier brought him to create his 2nd medical app in as many years. With an eye for business processes, workflows and efficiencies in mind, OpAlert grew to what is before you. Chien-Wen is excited about the growth OpAlert has seen in recent times, and in what the future holds for creating business efficiencies.

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Corporate Strategist

Ben is a Melbourne-based management consultant and former head of strategy at one of Australia’s largest companies. Now focussed on startups, he sees the speed and simplicity of OpAlert as dramatically transforming the way medical teams are assembled.

Amelia Di Fabio

Amelia Di Fabio

Operations Manager

Amelia Di Fabio joined the OpAlert team in 2017 with an expertise in administration and operations. She has an extensive knowledge of surgical lists, and has worked in the role of medical administration for the last 6 years. Amelia has developed the processes in place to provide the best service for Surgeons, Anaesthetists and Private Assistants.

Jenna Michelmore

Jenna Michelmore

Marketing and Administration

Jenna has been working in the medical sector on and off for the past 7 years, most recently as a Personal Assistant.
Currently developing her own app and assisting with marketing within Motorsport and the Wine industries, she brings broad experience to the OpAlert team.
Jenna is a billing and Medicare guru who runs our backend team.
Hinney Lo

Hinney Lo

Lead Developer

Hinney is the managing director of PixelForce. An Australian based software developer that has partnered with OpAlert to design this unique platform for the medical industry. His deep understanding of today’s technology is invaluable to the development and scalability of OpAlert.

Ben Zhang

Ben Zhang

Technical Director

Ben is a highly experienced technical director with years of experience in a number of backend languages. Ben is the main force behind OpAlert’s complex backend algorithms. His ingenuity allows for optimal user experience and a streamlined process through the OpAlert interface.

The Board

We have a fantastic team, which we call our “Board”. They are an integral part of the development of OpAlert, from the development side, to the marketing, notification pathways, and future proofing our service. Without them, OpAlert is not possible. The OpAlert board meets regularly to discuss OpAlert’s refinement and future. The board was hand picked to help us with some of the tricky decisions with the direction our company heads to, as well as giving a wider picture of what each doctor wants from OpAlert. We are proud to have 3 anaesthetists, 2 surgical assistants and 2 admin gurus as part of our board.

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