Australian Capital Territory


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Meetings and Events
Mortality audit
Frequently asked questions

Meetings and events

International Women's Day inaugural event

Check your schedule and join us for breakfast, everyone welcome.

Meet Dr Sue Packer, Senior Australian of the Year and take this opportunity to network informally over a coffee.

IWD ACT Breakfast 2019

2019 Educator Studio Session

Our guest speaker Professor Russell Gruen the newly appointed Dean of the College of Health and Medicine at The Australian National University (ANU), and is soon to join the Department of Surgery at The Canberra Hospital. Professor Gruen brings a wealth of experience in medical education, research and clinical practice.

Register to attend

ASE 2019 ESS Canberra

Annual Scientific Meeting - 1 November 2019 

This is a tentative date and will be confirmed shortly.

The Annual Scientific Meeting will be co-convened by, Dr Ailene Fitzgerald and Assoc Prof Sivakumar Gananadha

Award Presentations

Academy of Surgical Educators Award - 2018

Dr Sindy Vrancic, Orthopaedic Surgeon was recognises for her exceptional contribution to training and surgical education, her involvement in professional development and commitment towards supporting Trainees and IMGs

Sindy will receive her official award at the Academy of Surgical Educators annual dinner along with Fellows selected from each jurisdictions.

Outstanding Service to the Community Award -  2018

Mr Ian Davis, General Surgeon has been a long and dedicated surgeon, providing service to the local community, and has often been at the forefront of advancements in surgical techniques, governance and education.

Ian has been a long-standing health advocate with a long list of commitments which have contributed to the delivery of high quality surgical services in Canberra and surrounding districts.

Best Abstract Presentation - 2018 Dr Emma Downie currently works at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria

Presention: 'Disease spectrum, interventions and outcomes in geriatric emergency general surgery'

Professor Noel Tait Student Prize

Students this year were asked to write an essay along the theme of this year's ASM, "The role of surgeons in health advocacy".

1st year medical student Akash Patel wrote the winning essay, with an honorary mention to both Emily Kane and Sam Gerami for their excellent submissions. 

2019 ACT Committee Meetings (Tuesday 6pm)

11 February

20 May

12 August

11 November

Surgical Skills Workshop

17-19 May - Surgical Cadaver Course

August - Introductory course

Professional Development Activities

The following courses and activites will be held in the ACT in 2019:

Academy of Surgical Educations: Studio Session -  Thursday 6 March 7:00pm - See flyer for details

Clinical Decision Making: Friday 26 July 

Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators -  Friday 13 September

Surgeons as Leaders in everyday Practice -  Saturday 16 November 

Operate with Respect - Saturday 1 June

Mortality audit 

ACT Audit of Surgical Mortality


Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at December 2016

A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the workforce and activities reports page.

ACT Workforce Data

CAR 5 59 0 39 11 3 58 15 190 31 22 243
GEN 24 586 20 316 147 28 474 144 1739 249 148 2136
NEU 8 78 0 51 16 7 69 20 249 21 26 296
ORT 23 440 3 299 119 21 313 130 1348 267 51 1666
OTO 9 153 2 93 45 8 119 41 470 94 26 590
PAE 3 35 0 14 7 2 23 9 93 16 24 133
PLA 3 127 2 65 44 10 150 46 447 64 24 535
URO 6 135 1 89 31 12 124 40 438 60 24 522
VAS 4 69 0 39 18 4 56 15 205 18 3 226
Total 84 1682 28 1005 438 95 1386 460 5179 820 348 6347

CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery

Frequently asked questions

What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Where is the ACT regional office?
View the location.

Where can I park at the ACT regional office?
Parking is available on site.

Can I book rooms at the ACT regional office to hold meetings?
Contact the office for bookings.

Where can I stay in Canberra?
Visit Canberra Tourism. For accommodation bookings, access the travel management section of this website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be eligible for discounted pricing.

What's on in Canberra?
Visit Canberra Tourism.  


ACT Committee

Australian Capital Territory Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Suite 31, 2 King Street
Deakin ACT 2600 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6285 4023

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm