Medical profession recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

11 Jun 2020

Almost three dozen AMA members have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their service to medicine, public health, education, and the Australian community.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said the doctors have been honoured for their cradle-to-grave care of the Australian community.

“These doctors represent the finest aspects of the medical profession – from dedicated family doctors across the nation, to those fighting cancer in all its forms, and those looking after our servicemen and women and veterans,” Dr Bartone said.

Three members received the second highest award – Officer (AO) in the General Division.

Dr Alexander Auldist, a paediatric surgeon and 2005 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year, was recognised for his work as a surgeon, an educator, and his role as a mentor to registrars at the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

Professor Georgina Long, the first Australian and the first woman to lead the Society for Melanoma Research, was recognised for her distinguished service to medicine, particularly to melanoma clinical and translational research, and to professional medical societies.

Neurosurgeon and AMA WA Life Member, Professor Bryant Stokes AM RFD, was honoured for his distinguished service to public health care governance and standards in Western Australia through leadership and advisory roles.

Former AMA Secretary General, Francis Sullivan, was also awarded an AO for distinguished service to the community, particularly through social justice and legislative reform initiatives, and to health and aged care.

General practitioner AMA member Dr Jill Gordon was made a Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to psychological medicine, and to professional medical bodies.

Several AMA member GPs were also awarded the Medical (OAM) in the General Division, including:

  • Dr Peter Barker, Victoria, for service to medicine.
  • Dr David Cooke, NSW, for service to medicine, and to aviation.
  • Dr John Daniels, NSW, for service to Indigenous health.
  • Associate Professor Hadia Haikal-Mukhtar, NSW, for service to medicine, and to the Lebanese community.
  • Dr Sithamparapillai Seelan, NSW, for service to medicine, and to professional colleges.
  • Dr Heather Simmons, Victoria, for service to medicine, particularly to women's health.

Read the full media release here.