Members of St Vincent's community named in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Congratulations to the members of the St Vincent’s community who were named in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Professor David Bryant was awarded Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to thoracic medicine, and to medical education. A/Prof Bryant is a Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Thoracic Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, a role he has had since 1977. He is also Chair of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney and a current specialist in St Vincent's Clinic. He has been Conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine at St Vincent's Clinical School, University of New South Wales since 1991. A/Prof Bryant is also involved in several professional organisations related to thoracic medicine.

A/Prof Brett Courtenay was awarded Medal (OAM) or the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to orthopaedic medicine and to medical education. A/Prof Courtenay has contributed greatly to St Vincent’s Clinic in his roles as Chair and Founding Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Orthopaedic Department, Chair of the Research Committee, Member of the Board of Trustees of St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation. He has also been very active at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney in the Campus Medical Council, Orthopaedics Department, Medical Records Committee and Surgical Advisory Committee. A/Prof Courtney also teachers in the School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and University of Notre Dame Australia and volunteers at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern and has held several official roles with the Australian Orthopaedic Association. A/Prof Courtenay has also served as a Colonel in the Royal Australian Army Reserve Medical Corps.

Roslyn Packer AO was awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the community as a leading benefactor and patron, particularly to health care, medical research and social welfare groups and to the visual and performing arts through philanthropic contributions.Roslyn has been a Member of the Board of Trustees of St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation since 1993. She is also a Patron of the Friends of St Vincent’s Private Hospital and was previously a Patron of the Ladies Committee and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

Dr Bernadette Tobin was awarded (AO) for distinguished service to education and philosophy, to the development of bioethics in Australia as an academic and as a leader of a range of public health advisory and research councils. Dr Tobin has been the Foundation Director of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics at St Vincent’s Hospital since 1993. She is also a Conjoint Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney and Faculty of Medicine University of New South Wales among numerous contributions to the teaching and promotion of ethics.