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.


Meetings and events
Recognition Awards and Certificates
Position Papers
Frequently asked questions

Victorian State Election

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Victoria continuously seeks to cooperate and participate in tackling the challenges confronting the Australian health system and in particular, provide reliable and credible information about the needs of surgical patients treated in our hospitals and in the community. The College appreciates the complexity of healthcare policy development and is always happy to assist in its development.

In recent years, prior to every State and Federal election, the College has sought to provide an opportunity for political parties to outline policy positions on key issues relating to the delivery of surgical services and has then undertaken to distribute the responses to the membership and indeed the wider community. Specifically, the Victorian State Committee has developed a document that outlines the areas of specific concern to the College in the lead-up to the forthcoming election.

Election Position Statement (PDF 94KB)

This year the Victorian State Office is also keeping track of the election commitments released by each of the parties. The document provides a short overview of each commitment and is hyperlinked to the full announcement on the relevant Party website. This document will be updated on a regular basis as announcements are made.

Election Commitment Tracking Sheet (PDF 144KB)

Below are responses to the RACS survey recieved from the State political parties:

Victorian Greens Party response to RACS survey

Meetings and Events

2019 Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting

11-12 October 2019  |  Melbourne

Abstract submissions will open June 2019

The Victorian Annual Surgeons Meeting (Vic ASM) is an opportunity for both accomplished and aspiring surgeons from across Victoria and across all specialties to gather for a scientific program. The meeting is held in alternate years in the city and a regional centre of Victoria.  

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View the Preliminary Program (PDF 354KB)

2019 Preparation for Practice

17-18 August 2019 | RACS | Hughes Room

This two day workshop is aimed at Fellows, final year Trainees and Practice managers and will provide information on practical skills, tips and advice to setting up private practice.

View last years program (PDF 141KB)      Print a 2019 flyer (PDF 149KB)             

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2019 JDocs - Developing a Surgical Career

2 March | 7 September

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has developed the JDocs Framework and supporting educational and assessment resources to guide junior doctors interested in a career in surgery. 

This workshop will provide further information about JDocs, the pre-requisites for application to the Surgical Education Program and insight into the Training Program from a Trainee perspective. 

View the 2019 Program (PDF 1233KB)

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2019 Medical Students' Surgical Workshops

12 May 2019 | 7 July 2019 | 4 August 2019

The Victorian State Committee is delighted to announce that due to popular demand, three workshops will be held in 2019. 

View the May 2019 Preliminary Program

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2019 Trauma Week - Melbourne

Trauma Symposium 

Wednesday 13 November 2019 


Symposium 'Pedestrians -Staying safe'

This year's Trauma Symposium on pedestrian safety will explore the scope of the problem, look at risk factors, prevention strategies and a way forward. The program includes alcohol, distraction, the Scooter epidemic, speed, hospital trauma care, tips to stay safe, public health, education, law enforcement, vehicle, road and future city design.  Expected audience: Surgeons, ED doctors, intensivists, paramedics, nurses, ambulance, police, road safety professionals, engineers, insurance representatives, local, state and federal government representation.  

Convener: Dr Valerie Malka, Trauma Surgeon, Director of Trauma, Liverpool Hospital, Chair RACS Road Trauma Advisory Subcommittee

$165 full registration inc GST - lunch, morning & afternoon teas included
Printable Flyer (PDF 2.2MB)
Provisional Program (LINK)


Damian McMahon Trauma Dinner at Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy

All are welcome to join the Trauma Committee at a fundraising dinner for the Damian McMahon Trauma Research Travel Grant. Enjoy extraordinary cuisine at Charcoal Lane Melbourne's finest Indigenous restaurant that offers native Australian flavours inextricably linked with memory and emotion and inspired by the land that produced them. Dinner registration = $120 inc GST - $20 is allocated to the Damian McMahon Grant. 


2019 Victorian State Committee meetings

(6pm; at RACS, in the Hailes Room, unless specified)

11 February

15 April

17 June

18 July - Strategic Planning

5 August

14 October

9 December

2019 Victorian State Committee Executive meetings

(6pm; at RACS, in the Hailes Room, unless specified)

18 March

13 May

18 July - Strategic Planning

9 September

11 November





July - Upcoming events



November -  Upcoming events


2018                                           2019

February                                         February




September - Upcoming events




Recognition of Outstanding Service to RACS

The following list is updated each year after all recipients have received their awards.

2017                              Awarded

Mr John Clifford               Certificate of Community Service

Mr Andrew Beischer        Certificate of Community Service

Find the full list of Service awards from 2013 onwards   

Visit the Lectures and prizes - Victoria page  for the archive of all other regional awards.


We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for their ongoing support. This partnership with the Victorian State Committee ensures the ongoing success of the Regional Events. 

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Position Papers

The Victorian State Committee has been involved in the development of various position papers. View position papers here.


Active Fellows by specialty and State (PDF 56KB), 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Where is the College Office?
View the location.

Where can I park at the College?
Refer to the College parking policy.

Where can I stay in Melbourne?
For accommodation bookings, access the travel management (members only; login required) section of this website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be eligible for discounted pricing.


Victorian State Committee
Chair - Ms Susan Shedda FRACS

Victorian StateOffice
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1254