Welcome to The Distillery, an online interview series hosted by Lee Shang Lun. Each half-hour episode is a livestreamed conversation that concentrates on the subject's unique perspective and expertise. The aim is to draw out simple ideas from deep discussion.
Dr. Asiel Adan Sanchez is an academic registrar at the Department of General Practice. They are a medical graduate from University of Melbourne and completed their medical training in Melbourne's west, working in emergency, psychiatry, general medicine, obstetrics and paediatrics. Born and raised in Mexico, they speak fluent Spanish and have worked extensively with migrant, culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Asiel is a member of Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine and has a special interest in HIV medicine, reproductive health, PrEP, mental health, trans and gender diverse health. Outside of their clinical roles, Asiel holds teaching positions at Monash University and Deakin University. In their free time, they enjoy literature, poetry, music and travel.