Find a surgeon

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.


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Meetings and Events
Queensland E-News
Mortality audits
Frequently asked questions
Queensland State Committee

Meetings and Events

Please see the College Calendar for current meeting dates.


2018 RACS Queensland Charity Ball

ART 2018 Charity Ball QLD

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Don't miss a fun night of food, drinks, laughs and prizes.

The inaugural RACS Queensland Charity Ball will be held on Saturday 10 November 2018 at Blackbird Restaurant, Eagle Street Brisbane. The RACS Queensland State Committee and Queensland Younger Fellows Committee invites all Queensland Fellows, Trainees, IMGs and their partners to support this worthy event.

Auctions (live and silent) and Raffle prizes included but not limited to the following:

  • escape packages
  • luxury experiences
  • various art pieces
  • jewellery
  • luxury motor vehicle on display
  • restaurant vouchers
  • cinema vouchers.

If you wish to donate towards the event but are unable to attend, please feel free to register and select your desired donation option.

Pre-event Contributions to "Dancing with the Surgeons" Challenge - special pledge appeal auction segment.

ART 2018 Charity Ball QLD - Dancing with the Surgeons

Contribution towards the auction segment of Dancing with the Surgeons can be made in advance. You can give a donation towards the release of the video production. The video clip will be shown on the night once donations for it reaches a prerequisite level. Surgeons who will be dancing include:

  • CAR    Julie Mundy
  • GEN    Stephen Lynch
  • GEN    Brian McGowan
  • GEN    Teresa Nano
  • GEN    Chris Pyke
  • OHN    Ben Panizza
  • ORT    Amanda Reilly
  • ORT    John Tuffley
  • PAE    Deborah Bailey
  • PLA    Shireen Senewiratne
  • VAS    Allan Kruger

All proceeds from the Charity Ball will be directed to the Foundation for Surgery, in particular two valuable projects:

  • Supporting Indigenous Australians who aspire to a career in surgery, and
  • Providing essential Trauma Management (EMST) training in Timor-Leste.

Many thanks to our sponsors Montserrat Day HospitalsWalshs Financial Planning & Accounting and Aston Martin.

E: charityball.qld@surgeons.org


Preparation for Practice Queensland

ART 2018 Preparation for Practice Queensland

Provisional Program (PDF 720KB)

The interactive two day workshop will provide Younger Fellows, final year Trainees and Practice Managers information on practical skills, tips and advice for setting up private practice. The focus is on practicality and experiences provided by fellow surgeons and consultant speakers.

The course will cover:

  • addressing private administration
  • financial and practice business structures
  • medico-legal aspects
  • identifying pressures and strategies to maintain a healthy and balanced life
  • creating relationships between Fellows and referring doctors, staff, private hospitals and private insurance companies.

E: admin.qld@surgeons.org

Many thanks to our Gold sponsors Genie SolutionsAvant Mutual Group and Walshs Financial Planning & Accounting.


2018 RACS Queensland State Committee (QSC) Meetings

Wednesday 7 February - 6pm
Wednesday 28 March - 6pm
Thursday 26 April - 6pm - Dinner meeting  combined with College Council Meeting
Tuesday 5 June - 6pm
Wednesday 1 August - 6pm
Wednesday 19 September - 6pm
Wednesday 3 October - 6pm
Wednesday 28 November - 6pm

2018 RACS Queensland State Executive Committee (QSEC) Meetings

Wednesday 7 March - 6:30pm
Wednesday 23 May - 5:30pm
Wednesday 18 July - 6:30pm
Wednesday 12 September - 6:30pm
Wednesday 31 October - 6:30pm
Wednesday 12 December - 6:30pm

2018 RACS Queensland Trauma Committee Meetings

Wednesday 14 February - 6pm
Wednesday 11 April - 6pm
Wednesday 20 June - 6pm
Wednesday 8 August - 6pm
Wednesday 10 October - 6pm
Wednesday 12 December - 6pm 

2018 Professional Development Workshops in Queensland

Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators (FSSE)

10 Feb - FSSE, RACS Brisbane
  2 Mar - FSSE, RACS Brisbane
  2 Jun - FSSE, RACS Brisbane
15 Jun - FSSE, RACS Brisbane
30 Jun - FSSE, RACS Brisbane
20 Jul - FSSE, RACS Brisbane
25 Aug - FSSE, RACS Brisbane

3 Nov - FSSE, RACS Brisbane

Other Workshops in Queensland

16-18 Mar - Proccess Communication Model: Seminar 1, RACS Brisbane
8-9 Jun - Surgeons As Leaders in Everyday Practice, Gold Coast

20 Jul - Operating with Respect, Gold Coast
25 Jul - Academy of Surgical Educators Studio Sessions, RACS Brisbane
4 Aug - Safer Australian Surgical Teamwork (SAST), RACS Brisbane

  5 Sep - Operating with Respect, Customs House Brisbane
21 Sep - Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons, RACS Brisbane
28 Sep - Keeping Trainees on Track (KTOT), PA Hospital Brisbane
29 Sep - Keeping Trainees on Track (KTOT), PA Hospital Brisbane

Regional Career Events

Regionally, various events are supported by the RACS Queensland State Office.
If there are events that may be of interest to us, please contact the Queensland Office

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Scholarships, Awards, Lectures & Prizes

Queensland Younger Fellows Grant

Applications open until 12 November 2018
Application form and further information available

The Queensland Younger Fellows Grant is open to Younger Fellows who are working/studying interstate or abroad for further post Fellowship and diversify their surgical experiences, prior to returning to Queensland to practice.

The Grant has been initiated by the Younger Fellows Group of the RACS Queensland State Committee (QSC) and the generosity of the Sponsors of the Queensland Preparation for Practice Workshop enabled the Grant to be established in 2017.

The grant is valued at $2,500 (incl. GST) and a further $500 (incl. GST) is provided to the QSC for the attendance of the recipient at the RACS Queensland State Conference to cover registration and the official meeting dinner.

Neville Davis Prize

Abstract Instructions

Queensland Trainees and PHOs are encouraged to submit an abstract for the Neville Davis Prize, the premier research prize in Queensland. The winner will receive a prize of $2,500. The finals for the competition will be held Thursday 22 November 2018 in Cairns (event details TBC).
By way of application, you are required to submit an abstract to present for the prize. The abstract should be no more than 200 words in the body of the text (i.e. excluding title, authors and institution). Indicate the presenter by placing your name in underline.

Queensland RACS Papers Prize

Abstract Instructions

Queensland medical students and interns are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation on a surgical topic for the annual premier Queensland RACS Papers Prize. Heats will be conducted on Saturday 13 October 2018 at the RACS Queensland Office (Level 2, 59 Shafston Ave, Kangaroo Point). The selected three finalists will present in Cairns (event details TBC) on Thursday 22 November 2018. The winner of this prize will receive a prize of $1000.

Abstracts can be submitted as an email attachment to the Queensland Office of the College by 5pm, Monday 17 September 2018.

Queensland Surgical Skills Competition

In association with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), RACS Queensland will be hosting its 6th Annual Queensland Surgical Skills Competition to be held Saturday 22 September 2018 at the College in Brisbane. The event provides an introduction of basic surgical skills and promotes surgery as a career to Queensland Medical Students. This is also an excellent opportunity for Fellows, IMGs and Trainees to be involved in surgical teaching and mentoring.

For further information, please contact the Queensland Office

David Theile Lecture

Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research

The scholarship is intended to support applicants who wish to take time away from clinical positions to undertake a full-time research project under the supervision of an experienced investigator in the prevention, causes, effects, treatment and/or care of cancer. Applicants must be currently working either in Queensland or Tasmania.

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The Queensland State Committee would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for their ongoing support.

Avant     Walshs

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Queensland E-News

2018 June

2018 April

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Mortality audit

Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality (QASM)

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Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at December 2017

A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the workforce and activities reports page.

Queensland Workforce Data

CAR 5 59 0 39 11 3 58 15 190 31 22 243
GEN 24 586 20 316 147 28 474 144 1739 249 148 2136
NEU 8 78 0 51 16 6 69 20 249 21 26 296
ORT 23 440 3 299 119 21 313 130 1348 267 51 1666
OTO 9 153 2 93 45 8 119 41 470 94 26 590
PAE 3 35 0 14 7 2 23 9 93 16 24   133
PLA 3 127 2 65 44 10 150 46 447 64 24 535
URO 6 135 1 89 31 12 124 40 438 60 24 522
VAS 4 69 0 39 18 4 56 15 205 18 3   226
Total 85 1682 28 1005 438 95 1386 460 5179 820 348   6347  

CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery

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Frequently asked questions

What does the Queensland office offer Fellows, Trainees and IMGs?

  • Local link to College activities and resources
  • Meeting venue and support for activities
  • Continuing Professonal Development (CPD) opportunities
  • Queensland E-newsletters
  • Assistance with matters relating to surgical standards
  • Communication of issues
  • Representation to the Queensland State Government, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and other statutory agencies on professional matters important to surgeons and surgery in Queensland
  • Link to other medical organisation (such as Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency - AHPRA or Office of the Health Ombudsman - OHO)
  • Payment point for accounts / reimbursement of expenses
  • The Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality (QASM)

What are your hours of opening? Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Where can I park at the state office? Parking is available at the front and underneath the building. Please park in the designated "RACS" spaces

Can I book rooms at the College state office to hold meetings? Yes, contact the RACS Qld State office for bookings or enquiries. Room hire / administration fees may apply. Meeting Room Request Form (PDF 103KB)

Where can I stay in Queensland? For accommodation in Brisbane, contact the RACS Qld State office. If you are a Fellow, Trainee, IMG of the College or travelling for a College event, you may be eligible for corporate rates.

What's on in Queensland? Refer to the following websites:

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Queensland State Committee
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
PO Box 7647, East Brisbane, QLD 4169
Level 2, 59-69 Shafston Ave Kangaroo Point QLD 4169 Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3249 2900
Email: college.qld@surgeons.org
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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