End-of-life care

3 docs scoop awards for work in cancer care

Thursday, 1 Feb 2018


Three specialist doctors have received top accolades for their outstanding work in cancer prevention and treatment.

Professor David Kissane

Professor David Kissane was appointed Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to psychiatry, particularly psycho-oncology and palliative medicine, as an educator, researcher, author and clinician, and through executive roles with a range of national and international professional medical bodies.

Professor Kissane is head of psychiatry at Monash University and was previously foundation chair of palliative medicine at the University of Melbourne.

Victorian dermatologist Adjunct Professor John Kelly was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to medicine through the management and treatment of melanoma, as a clinician and administrator, and to education.

Professor Kelly is head of the Victoria Melanoma Service. He is on the board of the Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group and headed the diagnosis section of the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand.

Perth-based gynaecologist Professor Ian Hammond was also named Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to medicine in the field of gynaecological oncology as a clinician, to cancer support and palliative care, and to professional groups.

Professor Hammond has been chair of the steering committee for the Department of Health’s Renewal Implementation Project since 2014 and was chair of Cancer Council Australia’s NCSP 2016 Guidelines Working Party in 2015-2016.

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