Board in General Surgery


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Dr Kellee Slater, Chair 
Mr Akhtar (Sayed) Sayed-Hassen, Chair, SEAM Working Party, Deputy Chair, IMG Representative
Dr Gabriella Vasica, Training Chair, New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory
Mr Simon Bann, Training Chair, New Zealand
Dr Priscilla Martin,Training Chair, Queensland 
Mr Robert Whitfield, Training Chair, South Australia/ Northern Territory
Dr Satish Warrier, FRACS Training Chair, Victoria Chair, SEAM Working Party
Mr Andrew Thompson, Training Chair, Western Australia
Mr Brian Kirkby, Chair, Rural Surgical Training Committee
Dr Thomas Arthur, Australian Trainee Representative
Dr Suheelan Kulasegaran, New Zealand Trainee Representative
Professor Wendy Brown, Senior Examiner in General Surgery
Mr David Fletcher, RACS Specialty Elected Councillor - General Surgery
Ms Fiona Vines, External Advisor
Associate Professor Richard Turner, Co-opted Chair, IMG Representative
Dr Richard Bryant, Co-opted, RACS Morbidity Audits Committee Representative
Associate Professor Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Co-opted Chair, Training Requirements Party
Mr Trevor Collinson, GSA Representative
Mr Julian Speight, NZAGS Representative

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the principal body for the training and education of surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council to RACS and standards for education and training are established by RACS.

The Board in General Surgery of RACS has oversight for the conduct of the RACS Surgical Education and Training (SET) program in General Surgery, reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training.

RACS collaborates with General Surgeons Australia and the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons as agents of RACS, to administer the SET program.

The SET program in General Surgery is designed to provide trainees with clinical and operative experience in order to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. At the conclusion of the SET program it is expected that trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified RACS competencies.