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Happy Birthday Honours list

Cate Swannell
Med J Aust
Published online: 8 June 2020

PROFESSOR Simon Finfer, Director of the Australian Sepsis Network, and Professor Ingrid Winship, Director of Genetic Medicine at Melbourne Health, lead a distinguished pack of medical professionals who were named on the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) presented the list which includes 933 Australians, 41% of whom are women.

“This list recognises a group of outstanding Australians who have made a contribution to their community, to Australia globally or domestically,” the Governor-General wrote. “Their efforts have been noted by their peers, they’ve been nominated and assessed independently as worthy of recognition.

“On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate them and thank them for their service contribution to our country.”

All medical recipients are listed below.

OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (AO)

Dr Alexander Auldist: For distinguished service to paediatric medicine as a surgeon specialising in thoracic and neonatal surgery, educator and mentor of young physicians, and to professional organisations. Dr Auldist was Director of Surgery at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne from 1993 to 2005.

Professor Graeme Barnes: For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to child gastrointestinal health, and to medical research. Professor Barnes is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and an Honorary Emeritus Gastroenterologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Emeritus Professor Perry Bartlett: For distinguished service to neuroscience research, and to people living with dementia, motor neurone disease, and spinal cord injury. Professor Bartlett was the Inaugural Director of the Queensland Brain Institute and Foundation Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at the University of Queensland.

Professor Marcello Costa: For distinguished service to higher education, and to medical research, in the field of neurophysiology, and to professional scientific bodies. Professor Costa is the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Neurophysiology at Flinders University and a Life Member of the Australasian Neuroscience Society.

Emeritus Professor Suzanne Crowe AM: For distinguished service to health and aged care administration, to clinical governance, biomedical research, and to education. Professor Crowe is former Head of the World Health Organization’s Regional Reference Laboratory for HIV Resistance.

Professor Simon Finfer: For distinguished service to intensive care medicine, to medical research and education, and to global health institutes. Professor Finfer is a Senior Staff Specialist in intensive care at Royal North Shore Hospital, and is Director of the Australian Sepsis Network.

Professor Georgina Long: For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to melanoma clinical and translational research, and to professional medical societies. Professor Long is co-Medical Director of Melanoma Institute Australia, and Chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology and Translational Research at the University of Sydney.

Professor Caroline McMillen: For distinguished service to medical science, and to tertiary education, to the community of South Australia, and to social equity. Professor McMillen is the Chief Scientist of South Australia, and Director of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Emeritus Professor Kim Oates AM: For distinguished service to paediatric medicine, as an advocate for child health and welfare, to medical education, and to professional societies. Professor Oates is a former Chair of the Federal Government National Council for Prevention of Child Abuse.

Professor Bryant Stokes AM RFD: For distinguished service to public health care governance and standards in Western Australia through leadership and advisory roles. Professor Stokes is Special Ministerial Advisor, Review of the clinical governance of public mental health services in Western Australia.

Professor George Werther: For distinguished service to medicine, to paediatric endocrinology and research, and to professional medical organisations. Professor Werther is a former Director of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Professor Ingrid Winship: For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to clinical genetics and research, to cancer prevention, and as a role model and mentor. Professor Winship is the Chair of Adult Clinical Genetics at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Director of Genetic Medicine at Melbourne Health.

MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (AM)

Dr Jennifer Abbey: For significant service to the health of aged persons, particularly to pain care management. Originator of the Abbey Pain Scale, Inaugural Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research and Training Centre.

Dr Arumugam Arumugam: For significant service to medicine, to psychiatric health care, and to professional groups. Psychiatrist, and former Director of Clinical Services at Heatherton Hospital and Associated Community Services.

Professor Barbara Bain: For significant service to medicine, and to medical education, particularly to haematology. Professor of Diagnostic Haematology at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London.

Dr Christopher Baker: For significant service to medicine, to dermatology, and to professional medical colleges. Director of Dermatology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. Former President of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Dr Robert Bartlett: For significant service to orthopaedic medicine, and to national and international medical associations. Former Congress Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Orthopaedic Association.

Emeritus Professor Robert Baxter: For significant service to medical research, to endocrinology, and to tertiary education. Vice-President of the International Society for IGF Research. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Dr Gabrielle Cehic: For significant service to medicine, to nuclear oncology, and to professional medical groups. Nuclear medicine physician and oncologist with SA Medical Imaging.

Dr Russell Corlett: For significant service to plastic and reconstructive medicine, and to the community of the Asia-Pacific region. Volunteer with Interplast Australia and New Zealand, country coordinator for Interplast Bangladesh.

Dr Austin Curtin: For significant service to medicine, and to health outcomes in regional communities. Co-Chair, Ministerial Advisory Committee for Rural Health (NSW Health). Former Director of Clinical Services for the Australian Army Reserves in Iraq.

Dr Katarzyna Dziegielewska: For significant service to tertiary education, to anatomy and neurobiology, and as a mentor. Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne.

Dr David Fahey: For significant service to emergency response organisations, and to medicine in the field of anaesthesia. Assistant Commissioner (Clinical) St John Ambulance NSW. Senior staff specialist anaesthetist at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Professor Nicholas Fisk: For significant service to tertiary education, and to maternal-fetal medicine. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) UNSW. Former Professor of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Imperial College, London.

Professor Lesley Forster: For significant service to tertiary education, to rural public health, and to medical administration. Inaugural Dean of the Charles Sturt University Rural Medical School. Co-founder of Australian Association of Community Physicians.

Professor Matthew Gillespie: For significant service to tertiary education administration, and to medical research. Vice-Provost (Faculty and Graduate Affairs) Monash University. Chief/Co-Investigator 12 NHMRC research grants.

Dr Jill Gordon: For significant service to psychological medicine, and to professional medical bodies. Chair of the Australian Doctors’ Health Network. Former President of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service NSW.

Emeritus Professor John Ham: For significant service to medical education, and to professional organisations. Former Clinical Associate Dean of UNSW. Former Council Member, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Phoebe Ho: For significant service to medical research, to haematology, and to professional bodies. Acting Director of the Institute of Haematology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney.

Dr Anthony Joseph: For significant service to emergency medicine, to medical colleges, and to education. Former President of the Australasian Trauma Society. Former Chair of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.

Professor Jeffrey Lipman: For significant service to medicine, to anaesthesiology and critical care, and to education. Conjoint Head, Academic and Mayne Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Queensland.

Dr Douglas Lording: For significant service to medicine, to endocrinology and andrology, and to the community. Board Member and Management Group Member, Andrology Australia (now Healthy Male).

Professor Philip Morris: For significant service to psychiatry, to medical education, and to professional health organisations. Senior Medical Advisor, Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Former President of the Gold Coast Medical Association.

Dr Richard Morris BM: For significant service to medicine, and to emergency and disaster medical response. Medical Advisor to Thredbo Rescue, 1997, Beaconsfield Mine Rescue, 2004, and others. Medical Advisor to Ambulance Service of NSW.

Dr Susan Neuhaus CSC: For significant service to medicine, to community health, and to veterans and their families. Consultant surgeon. Former Co-Chair, Expert Advisory Panel, Centre for Excellence for PTSD, South Australian Government.

Emeritus Professor Roger Pepperell: For significant service to medical education, particularly to obstetrics and gynaecology. Former Chair, Board of Examiners, Australian Medical Council.

Professor Christine Phillips: For significant service to medical education, to migrant and refugee health, and to medicine. Professor of Social Foundations of Medicine at ANU. Former Chair of the Refugee Health Network of Australia.

Dr Michael Redmond RFD: For significant service to medicine, to neurosurgery, and to medical organisations. Head of Neurosurgery at Royal Darwin Hospital. Director of Neurosurgery at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Professor Andrew Roberts: For significant service to medical research, to haematology, and to cancer organisations. Cancer Theme Leader and Medical Research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

Professor Susan Sawyer: For significant service to tertiary education, to adolescent health, and to international groups. Chair of Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne. Co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Adolescent Health.

Dr Paul Smith: For significant service to orthopaedic medicine as a surgeon, and to medical administration. Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at ACT Hospital and Health Service. Leader, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Research Unit at ANU.

Professor Ranjeny Thomas: For significant service to medical education and research, and to rheumatology. Arthritis Queensland Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Queensland. Consultant rheumatologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr Alastair Tulloch: For significant service to medicine, to urology, and to the community of Claremont. Former Medical Director, St John of God Hospital. Former Councillor of the Town of Claremont.

Dr Richard Walsh: For significant service to medicine, to anaesthesia and perfusion, and to professional societies. Former Head of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Medical Perfusion at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Dr Lyndall White: For significant service to medicine, to psychiatry, and to perinatal and infant mental health. Member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Belmont Private Hospital. Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Queensland.

Emeritus Professor Peter Zelas OAM: For significant service to medicine, to health administration, and to humanitarian medical initiatives. Former Chair of the NSW Government Clinical Excellence Commission. Volunteer surgeon with MSF.

MEMBER (AM) IN THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Navy

Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey CSC RAN: For exceptional service to the ADF in the management of health care. As a result of her dedication to health capability and business acumen, there has been significant improvement in the quality of health care.

Army

Brigadier Isaac Seidl: For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in health executive leadership. Director Garrison Operations, Joint Health Command and as Director Army Health, Army Headquarters.

MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (OAM)

Dr Walter Abhayaratna: For service to medicine in the Australian Capital Territory.

Dr Peter Barker: For service to medicine.

Dr David Bell: For service to medicine, and to professional organisations.

Dr Arthur Briner: For service to the Jewish community, and to ophthalmology.

Dr Peter Conrad: For service to vascular medicine, and to professional organisations.

Dr David Cooke: For service to medicine, and to aviation.

Dr Philip Cunningham: For service to medical research, and to sexual health medicine.

Dr John Daniels: For service to Indigenous health.

The late Dr Ian Davis: For service to people living with Motor Neurone Disease, and to medicine.

Dr Barry Fatovich: For service to medicine, and to professional organisations.

Associate Professor Hadia Haikal-Mukhtar: For service to medicine, and to the Lebanese community.

Dr Brian Hassett: For service to medicine, and to the community of Ballarat.

Dr Jennifer Martin: For service to emergency medicine.

Dr Sarah Medland: For service to medical research in the field of genetics.

Dr Safwat Mesiha: For service to the Coptic Orthodox Church, and to the community.

Dr Joseph Montarello: For service to medicine, particularly to cardiology.

Dr Gerald Murphy: For service to medicine.

Dr John Newton: For service to medicine, particularly to plastic surgery.

Dr Ann Parker: For service to medicine, and to the community.

Dr Mulavana Parvathy: For service to medicine, and to medical education.

Dr Roger Pillemer: For service to community health through medical advisory roles.

Dr Sithamparapillai Seelan: For service to medicine, and to professional colleges.

Dr Heather Simmons: For service to medicine, particularly to women's health.

Dr Ivan Simmons: For service to medicine, particularly to dermatology.

Dr Paul Spiro: For service to paediatric ophthalmology.

Dr John Vaughan: For service to medicine, and to surf lifesaving.

Conjoint Professor Paul Walker: For service to paediatric medicine, and to professional organisations.

Dr Laurie Warfe: For service to medicine, and to the community.

CONSPICUOUS SERVICE MEDAL

Navy

Commander Patricia Kemp RAN: For meritorious achievement in the field of Navy Health Services.

  • Cate Swannell


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