RACS would like to congratulate and thank all of the recipients of 2020 Australia Day Honours. These Fellows have gone above and beyond to make a difference and have been recognised for excellence, achievement or meritorious service and contributions to our society.  


Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia 

Professor Peter Joseph McCluskey, NSW
For distinguished service to ophthalmology, and to medical education, to eye health organisations, and to the community.

Dr Neil Robert Wetzig, QLD
For distinguished service to the international community of the Democratic Republic of Congo through medical support, teaching and training programs. 


Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia  

Mr John Charles Batten, TAS
For significant service to orthopaedic medicine, and to professional bodies. 

Professor Pierre Henri Chapuis, NSW
For significant service to medical education, and to colorectal surgery. 

Dr John Paxton Collins, VIC 
For significant service to medicine, particularly to breast cancer treatment. 

Dr Vedella May Hinckley, QLD
For significant service to medicine as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. 

Dr Michael Kwok Leung, VIC
For significant service to medicine, and to the international community. 


Medal (OAM) in the General Division  

Mr Phillip Nicholas Antippa, VIC
For service to thoracic surgery, and to music. 

Dr Antony Robert Graham, NSW
For service to medicine as a vascular surgeon. 

Dr David John Marshall, SA
For service to orthopaedic medicine. 

Dr Samiul Joseph Sorrenti, NSW
For service to orthopaedic and sports medicine. 

Dr David Workman, VIC
For service to ophthalmology, and to international relations.


Public Service Medal (PSM)

Professor Edward Tuckseng (Ted) Mah, SA
For outstanding public service to public health in South Australia.