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.


Meetings and events
Recognition Awards and Certificates
Position Papers
Frequently asked questions

Victorian State Election

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Victoria continuously seeks to cooperate and participate in tackling the challenges confronting the Australian health system and in particular, provide reliable and credible information about the needs of surgical patients treated in our hospitals and in the community.  The College appreciates the complexity of healthcare policy development and is always happy to assist in its development.

In recent years, prior to every State and Federal election, the College has sought to provide an opportunity for political parties to outline policy positions on key issues relating to the delivery of surgical services and has then undertaken to distribute the responses to the membership and indeed the wider community. Specifically, the Victorian State Committee has developed a document that outlines the areas of specific concern to the College in the lead-up to the forthcoming election.

Election Position Statement (PDF 94KB)

This year the Victorian State Office is also keeping track of the election commitments released by each of the parties. The document provides a short overview of each commitment and is hyperlinked to the full announcement on the relevant Party website. This document will be updated on a regular basis as announcements are made.

Election Commitment Tracking Sheet (PDF 144KB)

Below are responses to the RACS survey recieved from the State political parties:

Victorian Greens Party response to RACS survey

Meetings and Events

2018 Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting

19-20 October 2018  | Royal Children's Hospital | Melbourne

Abstract submissions have now closed 

The Victorian Annual Surgeons Meeting (Vic ASM) is an opportunity for both accomplished and aspiring surgeons from across Victoria and across all specialties to gather for a scientific program.  The meeting is held in alternate years in the city and a regional centre of Victoria.  

Read more about this event

View the 2018 Program (PDF 354KB)

Registrations Now closed 

2018 Preparation for Practice

22-23 September 2018 | RACS | Hughes Room

This two day workshop is aimed at Fellows, final year Trainees and Practice managers and will provide information on practical skills, tips and advice to setting up private practice.

View the 2018 program (PDF 141KB)      Print a 2018 flyer (PDF 149KB)             

Read more about this event

Registrations now closed

2019 JDocs - Developing a Surgical Career

Proposed event for 2019

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has developed the JDocs Framework and supporting educational and assessment resources to guide junior doctors interested in a career in surgery. 

This workshop will provide further information about JDocs, the pre-requisites for application to the Surgical Education Program and insight into the Training Program from a Trainee perspective. 

Further information about this event will be posted late in 2018

2018 Medical Students' Surgical Workshops

27 May 2018 | 26 August 2018 | 30 September 2018

The Victorian State Committee is delighted to announce that due to popular demand, three workshops will be held in 2018. 

Read more about this event

Registrations now closed

2018 Free Investment Seminars

30 April 2018 | 6 June 2018 | 22 August 2018 | 20 November 2018

The Victorian Stae Office in partnership with Hewisson Private Wealth are pleased to provide 4 Free investment seminars in 2018.

Read more about this event

Register now

2018 Victorian State Committee meetings

(6pm; in the Hailes Room, unless specified)

5 February

9 April

4 June

20 July - Strategic Planning

13 August

15 October

3 December

2018 Victorian State Committee Executive meetings

(6pm; at the College, Hailes Room, unless specified)

5 March

14 May

2 July

20 July - Strategic Planning

10 September

12 November





July - Upcoming events



November -  Upcoming events






Recognition of Outstanding Service to RACS

2017                              Awarded

Mr John Clifford               Certificate of Community Service

Mr Andrew Beischer        Certificate of Community Service

Find the full list of Service awards from 2013 onwards   

Visit the Lectures and prizes - Victoria page  for the archive of all other regional awards.


We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for their ongoing support.  This partnership with the Victorian State Committee ensures the ongoing success of the Regional Events. 

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Position Papers

The Victorian State Committee has been involved in the development of various position papers.  View position papers here.


Active Fellows by specialty and State (PDF 56KB), as at 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 - 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 hours of opening?
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Where is the College Office?
View the location.

Where can I park at the College?
Refer to the College parking policy.

Where can I stay in Melbourne?
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.


Victorian State Committee
Chair - Ms Susan Shedda FRACS

Victorian StateOffice
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1254