Monday, June 26, 2017

Order of Australia recipient Nadana Chandran

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

 - Entrant 1960Batch

Photo taken in 1960,

26 Jan is Australia Day and honours are announced then. I give below the citation explaining why!

For significant service to the international community through humanitarian outreach programs, particularly health care and medical training.
Founder and Coordinator, Sai Australia Medical Unit, Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, since 1998; Zone Medical Coordinator, Pacific Region, since 2005. Organiser and volunteer, annual free medical camps to Fiji, since 2006; Volunteer teacher and clinician, Neurosurgery Unit, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2007-2011; Volunteer, medical camps in Sri Lanka after tsunami, 2005; Teacher, Human Values Program, over 20 years; Scripture Teacher.
Volunteer Neurosurgeon, annual medical visits to Fiji, Pacific Island Project, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2001-2004; Volunteer, additional community-funded neurosurgical visits to Fiji, since 2004.
Organiser, training of neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists and nurses from Fiji at the Canberra Hospital, many years.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medical School, Australian National University, since 2010; Senior Lecturer, 1995-2010.
Director, Neurosurgical Unit, Canberra Hospital, 2001-2009; Supervisor, Training of Registrars, 2000-2009; Visiting Medical Officer, 1980-2011.
Visiting Neurosurgeon, National Capital Hospital, 1992-2011; Calvary Private Hospital and John James Private, 1980-2011.
Founding Partner, Canberra Neurosurgical Centre, 1991-2011.
Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, since 1977.
Member, Australian Medical Association, 1984-2011; Association of Surgeons; Neurosurgical Society of Australasia; Indian Neurological Society.
Vice-President, Australian Capital Territory Visiting Medical Officers Association, 1998-2011; Founding Member, 1998.
President, Canberra Tamil Association, 1985, founding and active member, since 1983. Community Leader, Advocate and Lobbyist, over 36 years. 




Nadana,
The '1960 entrants Batch' is proud of you. All our best wishes to you.
Philip G V

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