#125 AMA Victoria members honoured on Australia Day
29 January 2020
AMA Victoria would like to congratulate all of our members who were recognised with Australia Day honours for services to the community. Each honour is thoroughly deserved.
Appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO)
Prof Roy Robins-Browne AO
For distinguished service to medical education and research in the field of microbiology and immunology, and to professional groups.
Prof Jeffrey Zajac AO
For distinguished service to medical research and education, particularly in the field of endocrinology, and to professional societies.
Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
A/Prof John Collins AM
For significant service to medicine, particularly to breast cancer treatment.
Emeritus Prof Brendan Crotty AM
For significant service to health education, and to the community.
A/Prof Michael Leung AM
For significant service to medicine, and to the international community.
Dr Sabar Rustomjee AM
For significant service to psychotherapy, and to community health.
A/Prof John Santamaria AM
For significant service to intensive care medicine.
Dr Desiree Yap AM
For significant service to women's health, and to medicine.
Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Dr Michael Connor OAM
For service to medicine, and to the community.
Prof Diana Egerton-Warburton OAM
For service to emergency medicine.
Dr Vincent Gallichio OAM
For service to medicine.
Dr Wesley Jame OAM
For service to community health.
Dr David Workman OAM
For service to ophthalmology, and to international relations.
AMA Victoria also pays tribute to two outstanding doctors – Dr James Muecke AM and Prof John Newnham AM – who were named Australian of the Year 2020 and Senior Australian of the Year 2020 respectively.
South Australian Dr Muecke has spent his medical career fighting blindness in Australia and internationally and is a strong campaigner to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes, a leading cause of blindness in adults. Dr Muecke is a tireless human rights and public health advocate who has said he will use his platform as Australian of the Year to push for a tax on sugary drinks, which is AMA policy.
Prof Newnham is a world-renowned obstetrics specialist who has spent his medical career as a leader in the prevention of pre-term birth and has made Western Australia a global centre for research and clinical excellence in pregnancy and life before birth. Prof Newnham intends to continue to do everything he can to make sure every Australian baby is born healthy.