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Clunie, Gordon James Aitken (1932 - )

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Surgeon, Educator and Dean
Born: 29 March 1932  Suva, Fiji

Gordon Clunie was appointed University of Melbourne Professor of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1978.

He resigned in 1995 to take up an appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He retired in 1997 and the following year was elected Emeritus Professor of Surgery.


Career Highlights

Gordon Clunie spent his early years in New Zealand before undertaking medical training and postgraduate degrees at Edinburgh University. He was a Regimental Medical Officer, Tenth Royal Hussars, 1957-58; Surgical Registrar, Bangour Hospital, West Lothian 1959-60; and worked at the Royal Victorian Infirmary Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, 1961-63. Then followed a period of several years during which he was Lecturer in Surgical Science at the University of Edinburgh (1964-67).

He moved to Australia in 1968, taking up appointments as Director of the Dialysis and Transplant Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and Reader in the University of Queensland Department of Surgery. In 1974 he was promoted to Professor of Surgery at the University of Queensland and, four years later, he became Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

His leadership and administrative skills led to his appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 1995-97. In 1998 he became Senior Medical Consultant to the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria and Emeritus Professor of Surgery.

 
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