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Sisely, Lorna Verdun (1916 - 2004)

OBE, MB, BS, MS (Melb), FRACS, FACS, CM

Born
14 March 1916
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Died
27 January 2004
Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Surgeon

Summary

Lorna Sisely, born in 1916 in Wangaratta, was educated at Wangaratta High School, Methodist Ladies College (Melb.) and Janet Clarke Hall University of Melbourne. She was a junior then senior Resident Medical Officer (RMO) at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne from 1942 until 1944. Later Sisely was founder and consultant surgeon at the Monash Medical Centre Breast Clinic. Among her other activities she was a member of the Anti-Cancer Council 1964 - 1981. On 14 June 1980 Lorna Sisely was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her service to medicine.

[NB: the above biography was researched and written by Philida Sturgiss-Hoy for Women's History Month 2003]

Details

Events

1942 - 1944
Junior and Senior Resident Medical Officer at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
1947 - 1949
Demonstrator with the Department of Anatomy and Pathology at the University of Melbourne
1947 - 1949
Honourary Assistant Surgeon at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
1947 - 1981
Surgeon and member of the senior staff with the Queen Victoria Medical Centre
1949
Winner of the Gordon Craig Scholarship in Surgery
1964 - 1981
Member of the Anti-Cancer Council
1979
Founder and Consultant Surgeon of the Breast Clinic Monash Monash Medical Centre
1980 - 1981
Dean of the Clinical School at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre Monash University
1981
Consultant Surgeon at the Monash Medical Centre

Sources used to compile this entry: Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp.

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