South Australia


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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Meetings and Events
Annual Scientific Meeting
Mortality audit
Frequently asked questions

Meetings and Events for 2019

2019 South Australian Regional Committee Meetings

7.00pm - 9.00pm
Boardroom, 1st Floor, Palmer Place, NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006

Tuesday 4 June  
Tuesday 6 August
Tuesday 15 October
Tuesday 3 December (dinner off site)

SA Chair's address to Council October 2018

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2019 RACS SA Executive Committee Meetings

7.00pm - 9.00pm
Boardroom, 1st Floor, Palmer Place, NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006
Tuesday 2 July
Tuesday 3 September
Tuesday 12 November 

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2019 Professional Development

Wednesday 22 May        Academy of Surgical Educators Studio
Saturday 1 June              FSSE Course
Friday 28 June                 OWR Course (Off site)
Friday 30 - 31 August      Surgeons as Leaders in Everyday Practice
Friday 18 October            Process Communication Model Seminar 1
Friday 25 October            FSSE
Friday 29  November       Clinical Decision Making
Safer Australian Surgical Teamwork (TBC)

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SA Younger Fellows Educational Event

Evening/dinner- Friday 24 May
Time:    Start at 6.00pm to finish at 8.00pm
Venue:  Solitaire Volvo + Maserati
             46-52 Glen Osmond Road, PARKSIDE SA

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For further information please contact this office on +61 8 8239 1000 or via email:

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2019 RACS SA, NT & WA Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday 5 September - Saturday 7 September 2019
Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln, South Australia

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Abstract submission now open

Theme of Meeting:  Robots in Surgery - Tsunami or just the next wave?

Robots and other computer-aided technologies are rapidly invading our operating theatres, and threaten to displace traditional 'human' techniques in many surgical disciplines. Join us in the seafood capital of Australia, Pt. Lincoln, as we explore the impact of these new technologies on surgery as we know it- or should that be 'as we knew it'?

Just as Pt. Lincoln has come a long way, since being named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, settled in 1839, and then developing into the 'tuna industry led millionaire capital of Australia', robots and other computer-aided technologies have rapidly gained a foothold in our modern surgical practice. They have been riding a wave of enthusiasm of tsunami proportions, and threaten to swamp the tried and tested techniques handed down from previous generations of 'manual' surgeons.

Are we in danger of replacing the traditional qualities associated with being a good surgeon- they being the possession of: the eye of an eagle, the heart of a lion and the hand of a lady with: a GPS localisation device, the logic of an Intel processor and a claw with 7 degrees of freedom?

Can we learn from our mistakes of the past, when we dived head first into laparoscopic surgery, only to discover that "to he with a hammer, not everything he sees is actually a nail!"? How should these new technologies be learnt, taught, introduced, evaluated, funded and regulated?

Pt. Lincoln provides us with a beautiful coastal setting, with beaches, national parks and the entertainment and sustenance of the pristine waters of Spencer Gulf. Kicking the meeting off with the annual symposium hosted by the South Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality on the Thursday afternoon followed by a welcome reception at the Pt Lincoln Hotel showcasing local fresh produce straight from the sea, and local wines straight from the vines!

In the idyllic setting of Peter Teakle's vineyard / restaurant The Line & Label, Friday evening will be a truly memorable experience as we will host the Annual Anstey Giles Lecture delivered by Dr Richard (Harry) Harris OAM, SC, South Australian Anaesthetist and cave diver, who was instrumental in the recent rescue of the Thai Wild Boar soccer team.

Make your plans now to meet up with colleagues from South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory and be prepared to learn, laugh, relax and enjoy the SA,WA,NT tri-state ASM! For more information please contact the RACS SA Regional Office on 08 8239 1000 or

Anstey Giles Speaker -

Dr Richard Harris: read his biography 

R Harris

Conference Accommodation

Port Lincoln Hotel Reservations

+61 8 8621 2000

All accommodation is to be booked directly with reservations. Please speak to Makenna or Katherine.

Reservation number is:  #245354

Room details as follows (excluding breakfasts):

  • Town view rooms at $139.00 per room per night

  • Town view balcony rooms at $160 per room per night

  • Ocean view balcony rooms at $179 per room per night

  • Deluxe spa suites at $199 per room per night

  • Luxury ocean view suites at $239 per room per night.

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Progressing in Private Practice

If you are in Private Practice and would like to develop your Practice further, the Younger Fellows Committee are offering an evening course in October 2019. The course will focus on, practice growth, key aspects of working in succession planning, enhancing your marketing strategy and much more.

Date and Venue TBC

Please contact for further information 


RACS 1920's Gala Ball

Venue: Mt Lofty House

Date: Saturday 1 February 2020

Please contact for further information 

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Newsletters 2018

December 2018
June 2018
March 2018

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Mortality audit

South Australian Audit of Perioperative Mortality (SAAPM)

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Margorie Hooper Scholarship - This opportunity enables the recipient to reside temporarily outside the State of South Australia, either elsewhere in Australia or overseas, in order to undertake postgraduate studies or for surgeons to travel overseas to learn a new surgical skill for the benefit of the surgical community of South Australia.

WG Norman Research Fellowship - Open to Fellows and Surgical Trainees, resident in South Australia and enrolled in, or intending to enrol in, a higher degree. The research must be based in South Australia and the topic should preferably have a trauma focus.

Pickard Robotic Training Scholarship for 2020 - Mr Gordon Pickard, who is a strong supporter of robotic surgery in South Australia, established this scholarship to provide training opportunities to SA surgeons to expand their expertise in innovative robotic techniques. It is open to RACS Fellows and Trainees, as well as other surgeons and non-surgeons, who are undertaking robotic surgical training and/or research. A total of $100,000 will  be awarded to up to five applicants.

To apply for this scholarship please go to or email for more information.

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Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31 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.

South Australia Workforce Data

CAR 5 57 0 38 11 3 60 15 189 29 22 240
GEN 23 575 18 303 140 28 459 138 1684 240 148 2072
NEU 8 78 0 47 17 6 66 20 242 22 26 290
ORT 24 427 4 287 116 21 306 128 1313 260 53 1626
OTO 8 150 2 89 46 9 115 41 460 90 24 574
PAE 3 38 0 14 7 3 22 8 95 16 21 132
PLA 4 128 2 67 41 10 142 46 440 62 23 525
URO 5 134 1 83 30 10 119 41 423 59 24 506
VAS 4 65 0 37 16 4 54 15 195 19 2 216
Total 84 1652 27 965 424 94 1343 452 5041 797 343 6181

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

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Frequently asked questions

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

Where can I park at the College?
Two-hour street parking is available in Palmer Place.

Where can I stay in Adelaide?
For accommodation bookings, access the travel management (members only: login required) section of this website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be eligible for discounted pricing.

Room Bookings for SA Regional Office
For all Room bookings please contact
Download Room Booking Form (PDF 87KB)

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SA Regional Committee

South Australian Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Telephone: +61 8 8239 1000

SA regional office - Google mapStreet address
51-54 Palmer Place
North Adelaide SA Australia

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Postal address
PO Box 44
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

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

Research, Audit & Academic Surgery Division
199 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0900
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999

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