Dr James Quirke


Dr James Quirke is the practice principal of Batavia health having established the practice in 2007 and Dongara medical centre in 2010.

James completed his Medical degree at the University College Cork, Ireland, graduating in 1994, working as a resident medical officer in Cardiology, Anaesthetics and Medicine for the Elderly at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals. Finally, training as a GP in The Norfolk and Norwich GP Training Scheme, England.

He subsequently came to Australia in 2000; briefly working for Southern Cross Medical centre in Kalgoorlie, Dr Quirke then went on to upskill his obstetrics qualification at King Edward Memorial Hospital. James was a founding partner of UMP Geraldton, which lead to the establishment of Batavia Health in 2007 where he is our Principal GP Supervisor.

Dr Quirke has a keen interest in registrar training and is a principal supervisor for WAGPET. And is actively involved in teaching for UWA and Notre Dame University.

Dr Quirke is currently engaged in research with Professor Gerald Watts from UWA and Professor Tom Brett from Notre Dame University and Doctor Sandy Hamilton form WACHS as in regards to Familial hypercholesterolemia identification in General Practice.

Current elective board member for RACGP of WA.

James speak Gaelic and some French.

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  • Batavia Health - Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
  • Dongara Medical Centre - Tuesday

Clinical Interests:

  • Obstetrics
  • Child Health
  • Skin Cancer Care
  • Asthma
  • Family Medicine


Personal Interests:

In his spare time, he is a keen squash player, swimmer and supports the Wallabies when they are not playing Ireland!