Dr Bastian Seidel is a rural GP in Tasmania’s Huon Valley. He is the Chair of the Huon Medical Group and Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania. Bastian is a former President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, representing over 39000 members nationally.

Bastian studied medicine in Germany and South Africa. He underwent postgraduate training in the UK, USA and Hong Kong before moving to Australia in 2007.

He holds a research doctorate in paediatric immunology and has published peer-reviewed, scientific articles as well as books in general medicine, health services research and medical education.