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Ryan, Graeme Bruce (1938 - )

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Anatomist, Educator and Dean
Born: 25 October 1938

Graeme Ryan had a long and close relationship with medicine at the University of Melbourne from the 1950s, when he started his medical training, to the 1990s when he completed a lengthy period of service as Dean.

After graduating in medicine he was appointed Beaney Scholar in Pathology, 1963-65 and Lecturer in Pathology, 1965-68.

He undertook further training overseas for a decade in London, Geneva and Boston, before winning an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship which he undertook at the University of Melbourne, 1976-78.

He was Professor of Anatomy 1978-95 and successively Dean of the Faculties of Medicine; Medicine and Dentistry; and Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences during the period 1986 to 1995.

He was subsequently accorded the title Professor Emeritus.

Career Highlights


Graduates in medicine from the University of Melbourne.


Resident Medical Officer, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

1963 - 1965

Beaney Scholar in Pathology.

1965 - 1968

Lecturer, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne.

1968 - 1969

Travelling Fellow, Department of Pathology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.

1969 - 1973

Guest Investigator, University of Geneva.

1973 - 1975

Assistant Professor, University of Geneva.

1975 - 1976

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

1976 - 1978

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, University of Melbourne.

1978 - 1995

Professor of Anatomy.

1986 - 1995

Dean of the Faculties of Medicine; Medicine and Dentistry; and Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

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