Surgeons recognised in 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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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.

 

Surgeons recognised in 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours

A number of RACS surgeons have been recognised for their services for medicine in the Queen's Birthday honours. Australian and New Zealand honours are unique in that they were designed for the community to make nominations. Congratulations!

RACS Fellows who received Honours this year include:

Australian Queen's Birthday Honours

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Emeritus Professor Vernon Charles MARSHALL AO (Victoria)
For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to renal transplant surgery and organ preservation, to accreditation and professional standards, as an academic, author and clinician.

Professor Christobel Mary SAUNDERS AO (Western Australia)
For distinguished service to medical education in the field of surgical oncology, to the diagnosis and management of breast cancer and melanoma, as an academic, researcher and clinician.

 

MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Professor David Rowley FLETCHER AM (Western Australia)
For significant service to medicine in the field of gastrointestinal surgery as a clinician, educator, researcher, and leader in health service delivery.

Dr Terence William O'CONNOR AM (New South Wales)
For significant service to medicine, particularly as a colorectal surgeon, and as an educator, clinician and administrator of medical organisations.

Professor Brian Kenneth OWLER AM (New South Wales)
For significant service to medicine through the leadership and administration of professional medical organisations, and to education. 

Professor Bernard Mark SMITHERS AM (Queensland)
For significant service to medicine in the fields of gastrointestinal and melanoma surgery, to medical education, and to professional organisations.

Emeritus Professor David Harry SONNABEND AM (New South Wales)
For significant service to medicine in the field of orthopaedics, as a clinician and administrator, and to medical education.

Dr John Douglas TAYLOR AM (Western Australia)
For significant service to medicine as a urologist and urogynaecologist, to medical education, and to the community.

Dr Philip Geoffrey THOMPSON AM (New South Wales)
For significant service to medicine as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, to health initiatives in South East Asia, and to professional organisations.

Professor David Allan WATTERS AM, OBE (Victoria)
For significant service to medicine and medical education in endocrine and colorectal surgery, and through leadership roles with professional organisations.


ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Dr Alan Edward BRAY OAM (New South Wales)
For service to medicine, particularly to vascular surgery.

Mr Ian Alexander CAMPBELL OAM (Victoria)
For service to medicine as a surgeon.

Dr Kevin John CHAMBERS OAM (Victoria)
For service to medicine, and to the community of Mildura.

Dr Desmond Charles HOFFMANN OAM (South Australia)
For service to medicine, particularly to colorectal surgery.

Mr Hugh Simpson MILLAR OAM (Victoria)
For service to medicine, particularly to otolaryngology.

Mr Donald Ivan MOSS OAM (Victoria)
For service to medicine, particularly to urology.

Dr Kim Alexander OSTINGA OAM (New South Wales)
For service to medicine, particularly to orthopaedics.


New Zealand Queen's Birthday Honours

OFFICER OF THE NEW ZEALAND ORDER OF MERIT (ONZM)

Professor Spencer Wynyard Beasley ONZM (Christchurch)
For services to paediatrics.