Sydney University Surgical Society is pleased to host Congenital Heart Surgery Grand Rounds.
Dr Yishay Orr will present her perspectives as a Paediatric and Adult Cardiothoracic Surgeon, discussing several cases of adult and paediatric congenital heart disease.
Dr Orr graduated from UNSW in 1999, then progressed through intern and residency years in Sydney before commencing work in cardiothoracic surgery. During her training, Dr Orr completed her research PhD investigating neutrophils and the systemic inflammatory response to cardiopulmonary bypass through the School of Medical Sciences at the University of NSW. After obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Orr embarked on 3 years of paediatric cardiac surgery training, with 2 years at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead followed by a year-long Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Dr Orr is a VMO at Westmead Hospital, VMO at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, and VMO Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital. Dr Orr is also Supervisor of Surgical Education and Training (Cardiothoracic Surgery) at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. In addition to her clinical work, Dr Orr is a Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon for Open Heart International and has undertaken humanitarian work in countries such as Myanmar, India Papua New Guinea and several others.
This grand rounds will be particularly relevant to Stage 1 students in Cardiology block; however, students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.
Date: Tuesday 31 October, 2017
Time: 6.00 – 7.00 pm
Venue: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 275
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Sydney University Surgical Society is pleased to host Abdominal Trauma Surgical Grand Rounds.
Dr Jeremy Hsu will present his perspectives as a trauma surgeon, discussing several cases.
Dr Hsu is the Director of Trauma at Westmead Hospital. He is a general surgeon with subspecialty training in trauma/surgical critical care as well as breast cancer surgery. Dr Hsu graduated from Sydney University in 2002 and completed his basic surgical training in Sydney. He undertook a fellowship at Harborview Medical Centre in Seattle, Washington, USA, in trauma/surgical critical care. Following this, he completed a breast cancer surgery fellowship at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute.
Apart from clinical practice, Dr Hsu also holds a clinical academic appointment at the University of Sydney.
This event will be particularly relevant to Stage 2 students in Gastroenterology block; however, students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.
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SUSS and Level Medicine are very excited to present a special Grand Rounds on ‘Women in Surgery’.
Five surgeons have generously donated their time for the evening to discuss issues that face all genders. All are welcome to come to hear this diverse panel share their thoughts on work/life balance, surgical training and careers, future directions for the surgical profession, and of course their passion for surgery!
Dr Pecky de Silva is a Vascular Surgeon working at Hornsby Hospital and the Sydney Adventist Hospital. She finished her training in January 2013. During training she went to Singapore for a year and Edinburgh for a year. She started in private practice in November 2013 and in public practice September 2105. She works part time: 3-4 days a week usually, but she is on call 1 in 2, so she can end up working on a day off! She works part-time because she has a gorgeous 3-year-old girl who was born in June 2013. Pecky loves being a surgeon and has a great work-life balance!
Dr Carolyn Jameson (MBBS BSc(Hons) PhD(Med) FRACS) is a qualified bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon with experience across a number of subspecialty areas. She is a Staff Specialist General Surgeon at Auburn Hospital, surgeon with Sydney Bariatric Clinic, Clinical Lead in Surgery for the eMeds/eMR project at RPA and VMO at Westmead Private Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital and HSS. She completed her surgical training through St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Royal Darwin Hospital and RPA. She undertook post-fellowship training in head and neck surgery, surgical oncology, renal and pancreas transplantation and bariatric surgery at the Westmead Hospitals. Dr Jameson is an examiner for RACS, faculty member for the HETI GDESS, tutor for the University of Notre Dame medical school, member of the Racesafe medical motor racing retrieval team and a member of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research. She has worked in regional NSW and overseas in the Solomon Islands and Nepal. Outside her surgical life, Dr Jameson is busy with her family and 3 children.
Dr Henry Woo is a urological surgeon with a sub-specialised practice in prostate disease. He has particular research interests in novel treatments for BPH and prostate cancer. He is a board director of the Australian and New Zealand Uro-genital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP) and the Australian Urological Foundation (AUF). He has published extensively and is on the editorial boards of several international journals. He is the Professor of Surgery at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of the University of Sydney. Outside of medicine, his interests lie with ‘retro stuff’, vinyl records, live music, travel industry, social media activism and fitness.
Dr Mifanwy Reece is a SET 4 General Surgical Registrar currently doing Colorectal Surgery at Concord Hospital. Her subspecialty interests include Colorectal and Upper GI Surgery. She lives in Sydney during the week but her home is on the Central Coast, where she hopes to work in the future. Her partner is a Colorectal Surgeon and they have a beautiful 2 year old son who they say is their greatest achievement. Dr Reece loves her job and surgery was an easy career choice to make – but her life is far from easy! She gets a lot of help (a nanny, an au pair, cleaners, parents who visit often and fill the freezer with food, and most importantly, a very supportive partner and devoted father to her son). Dr Reece believes she is a better mother because she has a fulfilling career and she is a better doctor because she is a Mum. She looks forward to a time when surgical training is more flexible so trainees can achieve greater work-life balance – for family, research or whatever they choose.
Dr Amanda Cuss (B Med Sci Hons, MBBS Hons, B Health Sci) is a SET 3 trainee currently doing Breast Oncoplastic Surgery at Chris O’Brien Life House. Breast Surgery is her area of interest as she enjoys open surgery, the patient dynamics and the ongoing interaction with patients and the multidisciplinary care. It’s also probably slightly more malleable in terms of career and life balance. Dr Cuss has trained at multiple places: Blacktown Hospital, Canterbury Hospital, Concord Hospital, and RPA Hospital, as well as Lismore Base Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women. She has a research background in Immunology from the Centenary Institute and the Garvan Institute. She has just come back from maternity leave and returned to work with a 7.5 month old baby boy. She looks forward to chatting with the medical students and providing an honest view of life as a surgical trainee.
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 6.00 – 7.30 pm
Venue: Kerry Packer Education Centre Auditorium, RPA Hospital
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Sydney University Surgical Society is pleased to host Orthopaedic Surgical Grand Rounds.
Dr Sanjeev Gupta will present his perspectives as an orthopaedic surgeon, discussing several cases.
Dr Gupta is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He specialises in lower limb surgery, focusing on hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He also is responsible for the management of major complex trauma at RPAH. Dr Gupta graduated from Sydney University in 1999 and completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney. He has undertaken fellowships at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Harvard University in Boston, and Johns Hopkins and Mercy Hospitals in Baltimore, all of which are leading international orthopaedic centres.
Apart from clinical practice Dr Gupta is actively involved in education, and is the Director of Training at RPAH.
This event will be particularly relevant to Stage 1 students in MSK block; however, students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Location: Kerry Packer Education Centre Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
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The Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) is proud to present Cardiothoracic Surgical Grand Rounds, presented by Dr Nikki Stamp.
Dr Nikki Stamp is a cardiothoracic surgeon. She has a strong background in transplant surgery, mechanical support and congenital cardiac disease. Clinically, Dr Stamp’s clinical interests include thoracic transplantation, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and blood conservation in cardiac surgery. She is also a strong advocate for women in surgery, participating in the #ILookLikeASurgeon campaign to encourage women into a career in surgery.
Dr Stamp will be talking about her career path as a female surgeon and presenting several interesting cases in cardiothoracic surgery.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Kerry Packer Education Centre Auditorium, RPAH
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