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AMA Victoria members honoured

AMA Victoria would like to congratulate all of our members who were recognised with Australia Day honours for services to the community. Each honour is thoroughly deserved.

A special mention to Dr Mukesh Haikerwal and Prof Jeffrey Rosenfeld for receiving the nation’s highest honour, a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). Both are valued long-term AMA members, with Dr Haikerwal a former AMA Victoria President (2001-2003) and AMA Federal President (2005 – 2007).

We would also like to acknowledge Dr Paul Hemming, former AMA Victoria President (1991 – 1992) for his Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and current AMA Victoria board member A/Prof Julian Rait for his Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

 

COMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AO

For eminent service to medical governance, administration, and technology, and to medicine, through leadership roles with a range of organisations, to education and the not-for-profit sector, and to the community of western Melbourne.

Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM

For eminent service to medicine, particularly to the discipline of neurosurgery, as an academic and clinician, to medical research and professional organisations, and to the health and welfare of current and former defence force members.

 

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Emeritus Professor David Ames

For distinguished service to psychiatry, particularly in the area of dementia and the mental health of older persons, as an academic, author and practitioner, and as an adviser to professional bodies.

Professor Suzanne Garland

For distinguished service to medicine in the field of clinical microbiology, particularly to infectious diseases in reproductive and neonatal health as a physician, administrator, researcher and author, and to professional medical organisations.

Dr Paul Hemming

For distinguished service to higher education administration, to medicine through contributions to a range of professional medical associations, and to the community of central Victoria, particularly as a general practitioner.

Professor Anthony Holmes

For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to reconstructive and craniofacial surgery, as a leader, clinician and educator, and to professional medical associations.

Professor Jonathan Kalman

For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to cardiac electrophysiology as a clinician and academic, and through roles with a range of national and international heart rhythm societies.

 

MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Adjunct Professor John Kelly

For significant service to medicine through the management and treatment of melanoma, as a clinician and administrator, and to education.

Professor Mark Umstad

For significant service to medicine in the field of obstetrics, particularly complex pregnancies, as a clinician, consultant and academic.

Professor Barbara Workman

For significant service to geriatric and rehabilitation medicine, as a clinician and academic, and to the provision of aged care services.

 

MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Professor William Adam PSM

For service to medical education, particularly to rural health.

Associate Professor Julian Rait

For service to ophthalmology, and to the development of overseas aid.

Dr Karen Wayne

For service to the community of Victoria through a range of organisations.

Dr Anthony Weldon

For service to the community, and to paediatric medicine.

 

AMA Victoria also recognises the following two doctors who were long-term members of the AMA for many years:

 

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Professor Jonathan Kalman

For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to cardiac electrophysiology as a clinician and academic, and through roles with a range of national and international heart rhythm societies.

 

MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Adjunct Professor Agnes Bankier

For service to medicine as a geneticist, and to medical education.

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