OBE, MB, BS, MS (Melb), FRACS, FACS, CM
- 14 March 1916
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
- 27 January 2004
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]