AMA (WA) celebrates Australia Day honours

AMA (WA) celebrates Australia Day honours

Thursday 28 January 2016


The Australian Medical Association (WA) has celebrated the work and dedication of those West Australians recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community through the practice of Medicine in the annual Australia Day honours list.


“It is an honour to call the individuals who were officially recognised yesterday as medical colleagues and friends. Their work in medicine a testament to their character and dedication,” AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.


“In particular the AMA (WA) is extremely proud of three of its members, who were each awarded Membership of the Order of Australia,” he said.


Dr Timothy Cooper was awarded an AM for his significant service to medicine in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery as a clinician, and to professional medical associations.


Dr Peter Pratten was awarded an AM for significant service to medicine, particularly in the field of radiology as a practitioner, to education, and to professional bodies.


Associate Professor David Watson was awarded an AM for significant service to medicine, and to medical education, to professional organisations, and to the community. Dr Watson is a former President of the AMA (WA).


“All three AMA (WA) members epitomise the calibre of professionalism and conduct the Association strives to emulate. We are incredibly proud to include them in the AMA (WA) family,” Dr Gannon said.


“As well as the AMA (WA) members listed above, the Association applauds the exceptional work of other West Australian medical professionals recognised on Australia Day.


“Dr Susan Jenkins, Mrs Nola Cecins and Ms Geraldine Hogarth were all recognised for the significant service and contributions to health care.


“It is West Australians like these that make our health system one of the best in the world,” Dr Gannon said.

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