Staff, alumni and friends in Queen's Birthday Awards
Congratulations to all members of Faculty and alumni who were recognised in the latest Queen's Birthday Honours. Congratulations also, to Mr Greg Poche AO, who was appointed an Officer in the General Division in recognition of his philanthropic support for health and medical causes, including Indigenous health. Mr Poche’s donation in 2008 enabled the Faculty to establish a Centre for Indigenous Health, subsequently named in his honour.
Professor Chris O’Brien AO (MBBS 1976) was posthumously appointed Officer in the General Division for his service to medicine and to the community through advocacy and fundraising roles for the development of integrated cancer care and research facilities.
Cancer specialist Professor Richard Kefford AM (MBBS 1976), Chair of the Division of Medicine at Westmead Hospital, was appointed Member in the General Division, for service to medicine in the area of oncology research, to professional organisations, and as an educator.
Associate Professor Lynne Pressley AM was recognised for service to medicine, particularly cardiology, as a clinician, teacher and mentor, and to the community through the Heart Foundation.
Dermatologist Dr Anthony White AM, Clinical Senior Lecturer, was recognised for his contributions to remote area practice, including the management of skin disease in the Pacific Islands, and education.
Westmead cardiologist and long term medical director of the City to Surf run, Associate Professor David Richards OAM (MBBS 1974), was awarded the medal of the Order of Australia for his medical and community contributions.
Professor Alan Ng OAM died in November last year, and was recognised for his lengthy contribution, particularly in the field of pathology.
Among alumni to be appointed Member (AM) of the Order of Australia was Associate Professor John Zeigler AM (MBBS 1966) for service to paediatric medicine in the areas of infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, and immunology and allergy as a practitioner, researcher and educator.
Dr Michael O’Connor AM (MBBS 1971) was recognised for service to medicine in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, particularly Indigenous maternal and perinatal health and through professional organisations.
Dr Helen Creasey AM (MBBS 1975) was appointed Order of Australia for service to medicine as a geriatrician and neurologist, and through advisory roles with professional and community organisations.
The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) was awarded to Dr Ian Francis OAM (MBBS 1972) for service to medicine as an ophthalmologist, also to Dr John Howe OAM (MBBS 1973) for service to medicine as a general practitioner.
Dr John Robinson OAM (MBBS 1977) was recognised for service to medicine as a general practitioner and to the community through the City to Surf fund run, and Dr Trevor Tierney OAM (MBBS 1971) for services to medicine as a general practitioner, and to the community of Bonalbo.
Although not still on staff following his appointment this year as Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University, congratulations also to Professor Michael Kidd AM, appointed Member in the General Division for service to medicine and education in the area of general practice and primary health care, and through a range of professional organisations.