Adjunct Professor Tim Greenaway was one of two people honoured at the AMA National Conference recently for his outstanding contribution to both the AMA and the medical profession.
A former president of the AMA in Tasmania, Professor Greenaway is currently Chief Medical Adviser with the Health Products Regulation Group in the Commonwealth Department of Health.
A graduate of the University of Sydney, Professor Greenaway trained in endocrinology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He was awarded a NHMRC Postgraduate Medical Scholarship for doctoral studies at the University of Sydney into hepatic insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes.
Professor Greenaway has held a number of senior positions at the Royal Hobart Hospital including director of clinical endocrinology and head of the Division of Medicine. His research interests include the pathophysiology of diabetic complications and their prevention.
He was actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education for over 30 years and chaired the University of Tasmania’s Medical Research and Advisory Committee.
He served as AMA Tasmania President between 2014 and 2016 and was a member of the AMA Federal Council from 2013 to 2016. He also served on the executive of the Tasmanian Salaried Medical Practitioners’ Society for many years.
Professor Greenaway chaired the Healthy Tasmania Committee and served on a number of other Ministerial Advisory Committees.
The other honour at the AMA National Conference went to immediate past president of the Federal AMA, neurosurgeon Professor Brian Owler.