Honorary awards

Dr Gaston Egon Bauer AO

The honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine was conferred upon Dr Gaston Egon Bauer AO by the Chancellor Dame Leonie Kramer AC DBE at the Faculty of Medicine graduation ceremony held at 2.00pm on 5 May 1995.


Presented by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor D McNicol


I have the honour to present Dr Gaston Egon Bauer AM for admission to the degree of Doctor of Medicine (honoris causa).

Dr Bauer is one of the most highly respected clinical cardiologists in Australia. Despite huge commitments to clinical cardiology, he has made a significant active contribution to the University of Sydney, professional bodies, to undergraduate education and to Sydney's cultural life.

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1946 with First Class Honours and the University Medal. Since that time he has made major clinical and teaching contributions to four teaching hospitals of the University - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He has played a leading and active part in research into the natural history and management of hypertension in Australia over the last twenty years.

He has been a Member of Council of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and in 1991 was awarded the College Medal. He has also been a Councillor of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, which instituted the "Gaston Bauer Lecture" of the Society in his honour. He was a Fellow of Senate from 1982 to 1993. He has been an active member of the Faculty of Medicine from 1979 to 1985. For almost twenty years he was a member of the Postgraduate Committee in Medicine and is a Life Governor of the Australian Postgraduate Federation in Medicine.

Dr Bauer has made a particular contribution to the strengthening of the University's relations with its medical alumni. He was the Planning President (1986-1987) and then the inaugural President (1987-1989) of the Medical Graduates Association and continues to serve on its Council.

He continues to make a major contribution to the Royal North Shore Clinical School's undergraduate medical teaching program. Dr Bauer has served as Chair of Musica Viva Australia and as a Governor of the Foundation for Classical Archaeology. He has also made significant contributions to Association Football in Australia.

Dr Bauer is an outstanding clinician who, despite huge commitments to patient care, has managed to combine a stimulating and continuing interest in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, and service to the University of Sydney.

Chancellor, I have great pleasure in presenting Dr Gaston Egon Bauer AM for admission to the degree of Doctor of Medicine (honoris causa).