Dr Polapoi Chalau has many years’ experience working in senior medical leadership and health management in the public sector and holds a Masters in Business Administration- Executive (EMBA) from PNG University of Technology, Masters in Surgery and a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of PNG (UPNG).
Dr Chalau served as the CEO of Angau General Hospital in Lae for 7 years (2006-2014) and previously as the Chief Surgeon of PNG & Specialist advisor to the National Health Department (1993-2010).
Dr Chalau’s many achievements include serving as the Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of PNG and was instrumental in setting up highly specialised training for surgeons at the country’s medical school.
Dr Polapoi Chalau hails from Loamat Village – Rambutso Island in the Manus Province and is married with six children. He joined Paradise Private Hospital in 2016.