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

2019 NSW State Committee meetings (Tuesdays)
4 June 
6 August 
1 October 
3 December 

2019 NSW Executive Committee meetings (Wednesdays)
29 May 
26 June 
31 July 
28 August
25 September
30 October 
27 November

Medical Student Award - Annual Essay Competition 2019 

Congratulations to Ms Josephine de Costa, who presented the best essay for the 2018 essay competition entitled "Dealing with diversity - Have surgeons contributed?"

Entries towards the 2019 New South Wales State Committee Annual Essay Competition are now open.

Building upon RACS' vision of Leading surgical performance, professionalism and improving patient care, this year's essay topic "RACS and Junior Doctors. How and what can we do better for our future Surgeons?" asks medical students to explore the way in which surgeons can address challenges, and work to create a better culture within the workplace and within 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.

Entries close on Friday, 30 August 2019.

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

Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society (SUGSS) Meeting

Save the date

Established over 20 years the yearly SUGSS is the longest running general surgical subspecialty meeting in Australasia. Every year the meeting focusses on up and coming issues and invites an expert international and local faculty to create a relaxed yet informative meeting attracting a strong interest from throughout Australia and Nee Zealand. While the meeting is a day long, it has been combined with other events for over a decade including meetings and workshops with the ANZ Gastro-Oesophageal Surgical Society, the ANZ Metabolic and Obesity Surgical Society and the Australian Pancreatic Club.

As Upper GI surgery has become increasingly complex the meetings rotate between Upper GI, HPB and Bariatric themes and aim to pick up what's new and interesting.

This year Meeting will be about the fastest growing area in Bariatric Surgery, the Loop Bariatric procedures. The overseas faculty will include world renowned experts in the fields, Dr WJ Lee from Taiwan who has published more RCT's in bariatric surgery than almost anyone, and Dr Dan Cottam a pioneer in loop duodenal switch procedures.
Mark your diaries for the 16 November 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay.
Dr Michael Talbot and Dr David Martin.

Surgeons' Month 2018

The NSW State Committee have been running Surgeons' Month for five years! The purpose of Surgeons' Month is to achieve the strategic objectives of RACS. It is to engage with our Fellows, Trainees, IMGs and College Stakeholders, developing the service we provide whilst increasing interaction with the NSW State Committee.

For this year's provisional event information and to register your attendance please go to the NSW Surgeons Months page


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Macquarie University - Graduate Diploma of Anatomy Open Day

Date: Monday 19 November 2018

Time: 3pm-4pm

Location: Macquarie University Clinic Building, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie University (Meet in the main foyer)

Register: by 14 November

The Graduate Diploma of Anatomy provides specialist training in clinical and surgical anatomy, and is particularly suited for those preparing for the SET Surgical Science Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

The course is offered to health professionals who hold a formally recognised medical degree and who wish to further develop their knowledge of surgical anatomy to prepare for a career in surgery, radiology or other medical specialities. Structured to suit candidates with a busy work schedule, the course offers an in depth revision of clinically applied anatomy and embryology through two flexible online sessions and a 16-day intensive whole body dissection.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will be holding an Open Day on Monday 19 November for interested candidates to come and speak to the program director, meet the attending surgeon and some current students, see our facilities and ask any questions. Please register via email to by Wednesday  14 November.

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 the NSW Office

NSW Office Facilities

NSW State Office Facilities Brochure (PDF 1MB)

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Room Booking Form (PDF 1MB)

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


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December 2017 Newsletter

October 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. 

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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