New South Wales


Find a surgeon

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.


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Upcoming Meetings

2018 NSW State Committee meetings (Tuesdays)
12 June
7 August
9 October
4 December

2018 NSW Executive Committee meetings (Wednesdays)
6 June
4 July
1 August
29 August
9 October
31 October
28 November

Younger Fellows Preparation for Practice Workshop 2018 

Date: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11, November 2018

Location: NSW State Office, Suite 1, Level 26, 201 Kent Street, Sydney

The two day workshop will provide Younger Fellows and practice managers information on practical skills for setting up private practice.  You can also share with our Panelists, who are Fellows and have had experience in starting up private practices.  

Fellows/IMG participating in this two-day Workshop activity qualifies for one Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point in "Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills" per hour of topics he/she has attended. 

Outstanding Service to Community Award

The Outstanding Service to the Community Award has been designed to recognise Fellows who have given long and dedicated service to their local community - more often than not unheralded - but without which the standard of surgical care in that community would have been less than society demands.

The NSW Committee recognise a small number of Fellows throughout the year with this award and other awards that seek to say thank you for all the hard work and commitment that our Fellows showed and continue to show which benefits not only their patients, their hospitals, their communities, but it must be highlighted, the incredible benefit that they bring to our College as a whole.

The criteria for these awards consequently are understandably strict as the NSW Committee take this responsibility very seriously and any deserving recipient must meet this standard. However the NSW Committee delights in the opportunity to recognise these Fellows, our colleagues, in their communities here in our great State.

If you know of a Fellow who is deserving of this award please contact Charlene Leung 

Medical Student Award - Annual Essay Competition 2018

Enter by Sunday, 23th September 2018

Building upon the College vision of "Leading surgical performance, professionalism and improving patient care", this year's topic "Dealing with diversity - Have Surgeons contributed?" asks medical students to explore the way in which Surgeons can address challenges and work to create a better culture around diversity within the workplace and in the communities across Australia and New Zealand.

The Competition is open to final year medical students in NSW.   All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation and one winner will be awarded a RACS NSW State Committee Medical Student Medal and a certificate.  The winner's essay will be published on the NSW State webpage of the website of the College.  

RACS NSW State Committee endeavours to promote a career in surgery among medical students by calling for them to think about surgery in a positive light.   

For more information about the Competition, please see our Flyer.

ACI-RACS Panel Discussion Event

"NSW Guidelines affecting 3D Imaging & Printing Research"  

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 between 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Consultation Paper entitled (click on the following link for the document) "Proposed regulatory changes related to personalised and 3D printed medical devices" released by Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in November 2017, has proposed changes to the current medical device regulatory framework in Australia to ensure adequate regulation of personalised medical devices such as those being enabled by 3D printing.    

RACS NSW State Committee has co-organised with Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) a panel discussion event to discuss the way the proposed changes could have effect on research and innovation, and impacts on the day-to-day handling of digital data in surgery where surgeons rely heavily on imaging.     

For more information, please refer to the Provisional Program.    

To register for the event please email Allan Chapman on

NSW Office Facilities

NSW Regional Office Facilities Brochure (PDF 1MB)

Condition and Charges (PDF 100KB)

Room Booking Form (PDF 1MB)

Notice from NSW Government - Transport (PDF 320KB) re 40km/h speed limit for Sydney CBD


May 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter 

Mortality audit

Chasm_LogoThe Collaborative Hospitals Audit of Surgical Mortality (CHASM) of New South Wales maintains membership within the Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) but is under the management of the Clinical Excellence Commission under the direction of Professor Cliff Hughes, FRACS. 

CHASM Programs


Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31 December 2017

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.

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 85 1682 28 1055 438 95 1386 460 5179 820 348 6347

Frequently asked questions

Can I book rooms at the College office for meetings?
Yes, contact +61 2 8298 4500 for details or
Email reception at

Where can I stay in Sydney?

Go to Tourism New South Wales. 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 Sydney?
Visit the following websites:


NSW State Committee

New South Wales Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Suite 1, Level 26
201 Kent Street
Sydney  NSW  2000

Telephone: +61 2 8298 4500
Fax: +61 2 8298 4599

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