INTRODUCTION

Professor Mohamed Khadra - Head of Surgery

Professor Mohamed Khadra

Professor Mohamed Khadra is Professor and Head of Surgery at the University of Sydney and Head of Urological Surgery and Chair of the Medical Staff Council at the Nepean Hospital in Penrith, New South Wales. He is a member of the Board of the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney and on the Board of the Bureau of Health Information, NSW Ministry of Health.

Professor Khadra is also a bestselling author and playwright. His books include, Making the Cut (2007) and The Patient (2009) (Random House) and Terminal Decline which was released in October 2010 (Random House). He has recently co-authored a play with David Williamson entitled At What Cost? which has been performed at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney in 2011.

Professor Khadra has a Bachelor in Medicine, postgraduate degrees in Computing and Education and a PhD in the neurophysiology of the bladder. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

His roles have included being Inaugural Chair of Surgery at the Australian National University, Pro Vice Chancellor for Health, Design and Science at the University of Canberra, Professor and Head of the School of Rural Health for the University of New South Wales and most recently, Founder of the Institute of Technology Australia, a higher education provider with a social justice mission to take quality education to students in developing countries.

He has won several research prizes as well as accolades including the Alumni Medal University of Newcastle, the Noel Newton Medal for Surgical Research and the Alban Gee Prize for research in Urology.