Born in Melbourne on 1st October 1936, I was educated at Scotch College before attending Alfred Hospital Clinical School and University of Melbourne where I graduated MBBS in 1960.
After graduation, I worked as a Resident/Registrar at Alfred Hospital before travelling to the UK on a RACP Travelling Scholarship where I worked at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square and Maida Vale in London. On my return to Australia, I was appointed Assistant Neurologist at the Alfred Hospital. In 1967, I became Honorary Physician to Outpatients and Inpatients, then Unit Head in 1975.
During this time, I was also the Director of The Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation and Councillor of Australian Postgraduate Federation in Medicine from 1969-77.
In the early 70s, I was a consultant to the Scotton/Deeble committee which introduced Medibank, now known as Medicare.
In 1979, I was appointed Chief of Medicine at Royal Southern Hospital, later Caulfield Medical Centre. From 1996 until 2006, I held the role of Head of General Medical Services at Alfred Healthcare.
In my many years of service to the College, I held a number of positions:
In 1991, I was awarded John Sands Medal for Outstanding Service to College.
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