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Professor Philip Truskett Director

Professor Philip Truskett AM MB BS FRACS FACS FASGBI (Hon) FAICD FRCSEd (ad hominem), Director

Phil Truskett is a General Surgeon with an interest in Upper GI and HPB Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, where he is a senior staff specialist.

He has taken an active role in both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and General Surgeons Australia. He is a past President of General Surgeons Australia. As a College councillor he has served on many College committees. He was the Chair of the Board of Surgical Education and Training and then served as Censor in Chief. He is the immediate past President of the Royal Austrlasian College of Surgeons. He is the current Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC).

His major interest is in the provision of Emergency Surgery to our community in our current challenging environment. As a result, he has been involved in the design and assessment of models of care to provide consultant-led timely care. These models of care are now being adopted in Australia and New Zealand.

He is a strong advocate for sustainable surgical service and professionalism.  “The provision of patient-centred care in a safe, clinical environment is the benchmark by which we are all judged as professionals and how we should judge one another. It is education in the non-technical skills of surgery which will strengthen our place in the community.” This education is a current focus.

He is a proud patron of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and a committed advocate for equity of access for indigenous Australians to medical schools and specialty training.

Award / Honour Year
GSA Medal2010
Member of the Order of Australia2014
Alan Newton Medal RACS2014
Patron Australian Indigenous Doctors Association2017
Elected to Court of Honour RACS2017
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