Sunday, 22 October 2017

Monash University surgeons awarded Australian Honours

Two surgeons affiliated with Monash University have been recognised in this years Queens Birthday Honours.

Emeritus Professor Paul O’Brien AO MD FRACS

Professor Paul O'Brien is the Head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne.  He is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University after being Head of the University's Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to 2004.

 He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Monash University in 2004 and is now the Emeritus Director. His current principal areas of clinical and research interest are in the morbidity of obesity and the health benefits of weight loss.

He has published more than 300 papers in the medical literature and has been actively involved in conducting postgraduate courses and workshops on obesity and its treatments in Australia, Europe, USA, Asia-Pacific countries, South America and Canada for the past 20 years.

 He is a Life member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) and of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ).

Mr Harry Frydenberg AM MBBS FRACS

Mr. Harry Frydenberg, Surgeon, Director of the Epworth Centre of Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, is a highly experienced general surgeon who has been involved in Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery in Australia for more than 30 years.  He performs a wide spectrum of Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Banding, Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

He was involved in the early organisation of Bariatric Surgeons in Australia (OSSANZ) and is a Past President and Honorary Life Member of the organisation.   He is also involved in the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), as a Past President and Past Secretary/Treasurer and is the Founding President of the IFSO-Asia Pacific Chapter.

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