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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.


Meetings and events
Mortality Audit
Frequently asked questions


Registrations open - 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

The  2018  RACS Combined Tasmanian Annual Scientific MeetingUnitas BM P Pos RGB & Trauma Symposium is being held at the Medical Science Precinct, University of Tasmania, Hobart from 9-10 November 2018.   

The 2018 RACS Combined Tasmanian ASM & Trauma Symposium would like to thank the University of Tasmania for their support.    

Register online
ASM final program now available
Pre-meeting workshop program (sponsored by the Department of Health, Tasmanian Government)

Instructions for poster presenters

Successful poster presenters must upload their digital poster by Friday 2 November. Below are important links to assist poster presenters. 

Poster guidelines for authors
Poster template
Upload your poster (using the log in details provided via email)

Please contact the RACS Conferences & Events Department if you have any questions +61 3 9249 1260 or college.asm@surgeons.org  

Invited speakers include:

Mr David Hoyt, Executive Director, American College of Surgeons
Dr David Hoyt has been The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Executive Director since 2009. His research interests and past research experience have involved basic and clinical work in a variety of important areas related to trauma patients and trauma care systems, including cytokine regulation, the isolation of trauma active peptides, trauma registries, violence prevention, crash investigation, and long term outcome research. He has been awarded several research grants from the National Institutes of Health as the principal or co-investigator for trauma-related research throughout his career and has been the author or co-author of more than 480 publications. Dr Hoyt was awarded ACS' highest honor, its Distinguished Service Award, in 2007. He was a member of the ACS Board of Governors' Committee on Blood-Borne Infection and Environmental Risk, the Program Committee, and the Regents' Committee on Informatics. He was also actively involved with the San Diego/Imperial County Credentials Committee for 12 years. Dr Hoyt obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, in 1976. He was intern (1976-1977), resident (1977-1979), research fellow (1979- 1980), and senior and chief resident (1982-1984) at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He served as director of the division of trauma, burns, and critical care at the UC San Diego Medical Center (1989 to 2006). Dr Hoyt also served as assistant professor of surgery (1984-1989), associate professor of surgery (1989-1995), and professor of surgery (1995-2006) at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Professor Mary Sheehan
Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan AO is a research professor at Queensland University of Technology. She has a long standing commitment to reducing road crash related serious injury and trauma. She was the Foundation Director of the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-QLD [CARRS-Q]. Her research has focussed on regional and rural road crashes which are the major contributor to high fatality rates in that decentralised state. Her presentation will draw on the findings from a large current study of QLD coroner's reports and linked hospital and other relevant data on all fatal crashes [2010-2015]. The study compares crash investigation reports, autopsy findings and toxicology and emergency retrieval contributing factors in urban, regional and rural regions. The research and advisory team includes road safety and accident investigation specialists, surgeons and statisticians with assistance and advice from the RFDS. A particular focus of this stage of the study will be identifying those crash and emergency retrieval factors that were associated with survivors in fatal crashes.

Meeting dinner - fundraising for the Damian McMahon Trauma Research Travel Grant. 

A fund has been set up at the College to cover the  Damian McMahon Trauma Research Travel Grant and a corpus of $20,000 has already been raised. We are aiming for $60,000 to sustain the awarding of a grant each year. A painting, by Victorian artist, Di Crawford  'Glimpse of Cape Leveque Beach' (a 76cmx76cm Acrylic) will be auctioned at the Trauma Week dinner in Hobart on Friday 9 November 2018.  Find out more about the artist. For early bids  email or phone +61 3 9276 7448. 

2018 Tasmanian State Committee meetings

15 August
17 October

Mortality audit

Tasmanian Audit of Surgical Mortality (TASM)   


Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31 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.

Tasmania Workforce Data

CAR 5 59 0 39 11 3 58 15 190 31 22 226
GEN 24 586 20 316 147 28 474 144 1739 249 148 2136
NEU 8 78 0 51 16 7 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


Further information about research and travel scholarships available through the College. 

Frequently asked questions

What does the Tasmanian Office offer Fellows and Trainees?
For Fellows:

  • local link to College activities and resources
  • assistance with matters relating to surgical standards
  • representation to the Tasmanian State Government and statutory agencies on matters important to surgeons and surgery in Tasmania
  • links to other medical organisations (like the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency)
  • payment point for accounts/reimbursement of expenses
  • newsletter.

For Trainees:

  • information on and a local resource point for basic and advanced training programs (the office coordinates the administration of some of the programs).

What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 1.15pm.

Where is the College Office?
View the location.

Where can I park at the College?
Parking is available on site.

Can I book rooms at the Office to have meetings?
Yes, but please contact the office to confirm availability.

Where can I stay in Hobart?
For accommodation bookings, access the travel management section of this website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be eligible for discounted pricing.

What's on in Tasmania?
Visit the website Discover Tasmania.  


Tasmanian State Committee
Chair - Girish Pande

Tasmanian Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
147 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 6223 8848
Fax: +61 3 6223 5019
Email: college.tas@surgeons.org

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 1.15pm