Queen’s Birthday Honours

19 Jun 2015

A transplant surgeon, a breast and endocrine surgeon and a trauma care surgeon – all University of Queensland School of Medicine Academic Title Holders (ATHs) – have been recognised on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

UQ Professor of Surgery Stephen Lynch (AC) was appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia for his contribution to advancements in liver transplant surgery.

Professor Lynch was part of the first team that successfully transplanted liver tissue from a living adult into a child and his breakthrough technique, developed in 1989, revolutionised the way transplants were done across the world.

Professor Ian Gough (AM) became a member in the general division of the Order of Australia, as did Dr Clifford Pollard.

Professor Gough received his gong for significant service to medicine as a clinician, to education as an academic, researcher and author, and through medical advisory roles.  

Dr Pollard received his for his significant service to medicine in the field of trauma care, and for his contributions to health policy and reform in Queensland.

UQ School of Medicine alumni were also well represented, with Professor Annemarie Hennessy (AM) and Dr Michael Lanigan (AM) also being made members in the general division of the Order of Australia.

Professor Hennessy was honoured for significant service to tertiary education, and to medical research, particularly in the area of clinical hypertension and maternal health, and Dr Lanigan for significant service to medicine as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and through charitable and professional organisations.

If we have missed anyone from the Queen’s Birthday Honours list please email Brian Mallon at b.mallon@uq.edu.au.