Emeritus and Honorary Fellows

Emeritus Fellows


Dr William Campbell

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

William Campbell Snr. MBBS, MS, FRCS Eng, FRACS,  obtained the Diplomas of FRCS Eng in 1963 and FRACS in 1967.

Entering private practice in 1967, following appointment as Vascular Surgeon to the Mater Hospitals. He became Senior Vascular Surgeon in 1975, resigning in 1989 to enter full time private practice. He established the Sclerotherapy Clinic at the Mater Hospital in 1967, and founded the Vascular Laboratory in 1974.

In 1988 he introduced laser technology to the Mater Hospitals, and was Chairman of the Laser Committee from 1988 – 1992, and external examiner, Queensland University of Technology, on the medical application of lasers (1989). A founding member of the ANZ Society of Phlebology, he was Vice President 1992-94, and President 1995-99. 

Currently in full-time private practice at the William Campbell Vein Clinic in Brisbane, he has appointments as a visiting Vascular Surgeon to the Mater Private, Brisbane Private and Wesley Hospitals, Brisbane. 



Dr Attilio Cavezzi        

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon                                                         

Dr Attilio Cavezzi is a vascular surgeon from S. Benedetto del Tronto, Italy. Born on 7th May 1961, he graduated in Medicine at Bologna University in 1988, and obtained his speciality in Vascular Surgery in 1993 at Modena University. Atillio has undoubtedly been instrumental in promotion of foam, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy as a legitimate alternative to surgery in many countries and in particular in Australia and New Zealand. 

Atillio is the Director of the Post-Graduate School of Angiology and Phlebology and of the Course of manual lymphatic drainage and integrated therapy of lymphoedema in CPMA of VALET, Bologna and the Past Professor in Milan and Ferrara University for Lymphology and Phlebology post-graduation courses. He has also developed the website “phlebolymphology platform” (www.cavezzi.it), one of the most referenced website worldwide, in phlebology-lymphology.

Attilio has won the platinum award (2000) and Bronze award (2001) of the American College of Phlebolgy.



Prof Philip Coleridge Smith

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Mr Coleridge Smith is a Reader in Surgery at UCL Medical School, London UK. He pioneered the introduction of duplex ultrasonography in the clinical investigation of venous disease in the UK. He is well known for his many publications on venous disease, particularly those related to the pathogenesis of venous ulceration. With others he published a theory suggesting that leucocyte trapping in the microcirculation of the lower limb during venous hypertension is part of the mechanism that leads to skin damage and venous ulceration of the leg. This publication appeared in the British Medical Journal in 1988. Subsequently he undertook a considerable amount of work to clarify the mechanisms at work in venous disease. This work has been published in many articles and summarised in a book (Microcirculation in Venous Disease. Coleridge Smith PD (Ed). Landes Bioscience, Austin, TX, USA. 1998). More recently he has investigated the incidence of deep vein thrombosis in passengers on long haul flights. This work has been published in the Lancet. (Scurr JH, Machin SJ, Bailey-King S, Mackie IJ, McDonald S, Coleridge Smith PD. Frequency and prevention of symptomless deep-vein thrombosis in long-haul flights: a randomised trial. Lancet. 2001; 357:1485-9). Mr Coleridge Smith has pioneered the introduction of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose veins into the UK and keeps series of over one thousand patients under review.

In 1992 Mr Coleridge Smith became Editor in Chief of Phlebology and saw great advance in the scientific standards of this journal. In 2003 he left Phlebology to become editor of the European Journal for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery with responsibility for papers on venous disease.



Dr Peter Conrad

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

MB.BS Hons Syd. Uni.


Studied Surgery St Thomas Hospital London, Registrar Surgery St

Helier Hospital and West Middlesex Hospital London 1963-1965

Professorial Surgical Registrar St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney 1966

Visiting Surgeon Nepean Hospital Penrith, a Teaching hospital of Sydney University 1967, Chairman Dept. Surgery 1983 -1998.

Assistant Surgeon Peripheral Vascular Unit, in charge of Veins Clinic Sydney Hospital 1969-1975.

President Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology 1976-1991

Vice President International Union Phlebology 1995-2001

President 13th World Congress International Union Phlebology, Sydney 1998.

Elected Committee of Honour International Union Phlebology 2001.



Prof Alun Davies

Vascular Surgeon

Professor Alun H Davies is Professor of Vascular Surgery, running a busy clinical and academic department based at the Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College, London. He trained in Cambridge, Oxford, Plymouth, Boston (USA) and Bristol, prior to taking up a Consultant appointment in Charing Cross in 1994. Professor Davies is the editor in Chief of Phlebology and the Venous Times Magazine, Past -President of the European Venous Forum, President UK Venous Forum at RSM, Member of the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, European Society of Vascular Surgery, UIP. He has previously been a Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In venous disease his main interests are quality of life measures, outcome assessment, clinical trials, endovenous techniques, vein wall biology and deep venous disease. He has lectured in many parts of the world. He has written/edited/co-authored 25 books , 63 chapters and 231 peer reviewed publications.



Prof John Fletcher

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Professor John Fletcher is Professor of Surgery and Head of the University of Sydney Department of Surgery, Chairman of the Division of Surgery and Director of Vascular Surgery at Westmead Hospital, Director of the Westmead Vascular Biology Research Centre and of the Westmead Vascular Laboratory.

He was the first Australian and New Zealand Vice-President of the International Union of Angiology (IUA) in 1998-2000 and is an Adviser to the IUA Executive Board. He served on the Executive Committee of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia from 1991-1996 and was President 1997-1998. He is a member of the Court of Examiners in Vascular Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Working Party on Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism.

His major clinical interests are the endovascular management of aortic aneurysm, the non-invasive investigation of vascular disease and the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism. His basic research interests are the cellular mechanisms in atherosclerotic plaque formation, inhibition of intimal hyperplasia following vascular interventions and prevention of prosthetic vascular graft infection.



Dr John Frawley

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

John Frawley’s career in Vascular Surgery spans over 42 years beginning in Perth WA in 1965 as Professional Surgical Registrar in the University Department of Surgery where he was involved in experimental kidney transplant surgery in dogs culminating in participation in the first kidney transplant in WA in 1967. After appointment as specialist vascular and transplant surgeon at Prince Henry and Price of Wales Hospitals in Sydney (1971-2007) Dr Frawley established the first Vasuclar Diagnostic Laboratory in Australia and a vein sclerotherapy clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital. He has filled appointments in vascular surgery at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, and in transplant surgery at Concord Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital. He has served as Chairman and Head of Department of Vascular and Transplant Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital for the last 22 years. After a number of original contributions to vascular and transplantation, CVP monitoring and a number of new surgical techniques both nationally and internationally, Dr Frawley was honoured by investiture in the Order of Australia (2006) for service to Medicine in Vascular and Transplantation Surgery as a pioneer in paediatric kidney transplantation.



Dr Louis Grondin


Dr. Grondin is the Medical Director of the Cosmetic Laser & Vein Centre. After receving his medical degree from Laval University in 1979, he completed his internship at McGill University in Montreal. In 1982, he completed a year of Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary, Foothills Hospital. Dr. Grondin has trained in Phlebology and Angiology in Montreal and Europe. Dr. Grondin’s special areas of interest include ultrasound-guided treatment of venous disease, endovenous laser surgery, microsurgery, Tumescent Lipo-Sculpture, cosmetic laser surgery, facial contour lift and facial body rejuvenation.




Dr Jean Jerome Guex

Phlebologist and Vascular Physician

Born: September 7th, 1952, married to Genevieve, two children: Marine & Thibaud, Private Practice of Anigology, Phlebology and Vascular Laboratory since May 1981. Graduated in Mathematics in Bordeaux, Human Biology in Paris and Medicine in Nice Certified in Vascular Medicine 1989. European Fellowship in Medical Angiology, May 1997 Invited or Visiting Professor in Marseille, Montpellier, Nice (France), Baltimire, Rochester (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina).




Dr Thomas Karplus

Vascular Physician

Dr Thomas Karplus is a Senior Staff Specialist in vascular medicine for Sydney Local Health District and an honorary visiting medical practitioner in the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Dr Karplus is treasurer-general of the International Union of Angiology and vice-president of the Australasian chapter of the IUA. He is state secretary of the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (NSW) and is a member of the Federal Council of ASMOF."

Previously he was chair of the Medical Staff Council at Concord Hospital and chair of the Medical Staff Executive Council at Sydney South West Area Health Service.


Prof. Nicos Labropoulos

Professor of Surgery and Radiology

Professor Nicos Labropoulos is currently a professor of Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Long Island, NY. He is the director of the Vascular Laboratory and has a major interest in pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of London and his PHD and Vascular Fellowship at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, UK. Professor Labropoulos is on the editorial board of many vascular journals and serves as a reviewer for medical and surgical journals. He is actively involved in many national and international vascular and venous societies as well as national committees and accrediting organizations.



Prof. Byung-Boong Lee

Phlebologist, Vascular Surgeon, Vascular Anomalies Specialist

Professor B.B. Lee, former clinical professor of surgery of the Johns Hopkins University, USA is one of the leading vascular surgeons in the field of venolymphatic diseases especially in congenital vascular malformation and lymphedema.

He has made a tremendous contribution in transplant as well as vascular surgery especially in the field of vascular malformation and lymphedema. 

Prof. Lee now resumed his academic service at the Georgetown University, Washington DC as Professor of Surgery to devote his time only to the issue of Vein, Lymphatic, and Vascular Malformation. He also serves to Uniformed Services University as Clinical Professor and Consultant to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for same issue.

Prof. Lee published over 500 original papers and abstracts in additon to dozens of book chapters, mostly in the field of vascular malformation and lymphedema, and also gave over 300 lectures throughout the world.



Prof Reginald SA Lord

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Professor Reginald Lord has been at St Vincent’s Hospital for most of his professional career becoming Professor of Surgery and chairman of the Surgical Professorial Unit, UNSW, from 1985 to 2003. He is now Foundation Professor of Surgery at the University of Western Sydney, after pervious academic posts at the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales, London (UK) and California (San Francisco).

He has been an invited speaker in every Australian state and in New Zealand, USA, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Monte Carlo, France, Greece, Sweden, The Netherlands, England, Scotland, Israel, Turkey, Singapore, Fiji, China, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and India. He has led surgical teams and operated in Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Fiji, India and Singapore. Awards include the Edward Lumley Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (1965), the Maccabaean Medal (London, 1967), the Ethel Talbot Prize (University of Sydney 1968), the Kinmonth Medal (Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2003) and the 2005 Research Award of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is the author of more than 250 publications in the scientific literature including a book on Occlusive Cerebrovascular Disease.

Professor Lord has been chairman and president of both major Australasian vascular societies and Vice President of the International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. He is an honorary fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery (USA).



Prof David Ma


David Ma is the Director of Research at the Department of Haematology, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and a Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales. Prof Ma received his undergraduate medical training at the UNSW and is a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He has been an executive member of various national and international medical and scientific organisations. In addition to supervising postgraduate students, Prof Ma lectures undergraduate medical, nursing and medical science students in both metropolitan and rural regions. The study of haemostasis, utilising conventional haemostasis assays, flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques, is his main research focus in phlebology. He published the first report on the incidence of Factor V gene mutation in patients with vascular diseases in Australia and subsequently reported the clinical utility of APC resistance test and genetic polymorphism of clotting factors. His current research projects include the study of anti-coagulant and pro-coagulant effects in sclerotherapy, vascular and haemostatic consequences of electro-stimulation therapy and the procoagulant effect of platelet microparticles. He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals.



Dr Mark Malouf

Phlebologist, Surgeon

Dr G Mark Malouf graduated MB BS University of Sydney, Australia in 1976. The next seven years were spent at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney as resident then surgical registrar in training. He was awarded surgical fellowship (FRACS) in 1983. He then spent almost three years in the United Kingdom as a surgical fellow and registrar, being awarded FRCS (Lon) in 1984. During the time Phlebology training was undertaken with Mr John T Hobbs and Prof. Andrew Nicolaides at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London. He spent time also with Mr Stanley Rivlin, venous surgeon in private practice. Dr Malouf returned to Sydney in general surgery and phlebology practice late in 1985. He became secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology in 1986. He became president of that body in 2000. He has represented Australasian phlebology on the council of the Union International de Phlebologie since that time and commenced a four-year term as an international Vice President of the UIP in 2005. Dr Malouf has been an enthusiast in phlebology all this time, talking to various groups locally and abroad about Phlebology in Australia. He was actively involved in the organisation of the UIP World Congress held in Sydney in 1998, and was an investigator in the Australian Polifocanol Trial which lead to the registration of that sclerosant in Australia. He is currently in private and hospital phlebology practice in Sydney.



Dr Michael McGrath

Vascular Physician

Vascular Physician, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Contributions to Medicine:

Foundation of the Specialty of Vascular Medicine in Australia

Formal Program of Training in Vascular Medicine (R.A.C.P)

Establishment and validation of protocols for the home management of venous thrombosis and lower limb wounds

Re-defining the entity of travel-related thrombosis according to the summation of inherited, acquired and environment rick factors

Multi-disciplinary participation in assessment and management of complex vascular birthmarks.



A/Prof. Robert Medcalf


Associate Professor Robert Medcalf was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne in 1984. His first post-doctoral appointment was at the University of Melbourne where he investigated the role of the plasminogen activating system in rheumatoid arthritis. In 1986, he was invited to Lausanne, Switzerland where he extended his interest in the field of plasminogen activation and fibrinolysis. In 1993, he returned to Australia and was awarded a R.D Wright Fellowship at Monash University. His research into the field of fibrinolysis expanded into post transcriptional gene regulation and neurobiology. He was awarded the Monash University Faculty of Medicine "Silver Jubilee Prize for Medical Research" in 2003 and the 2005 Vice Chancellor's Award for Student Supervision" (Special Commendation). He was appointed to the NH&MRC Fellowship Scheme in 2003 and renewed in 2007. He was elected as Chairman of the International Society on Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis in 2004 and again in 2006. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.




Dr Nick Morrison

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Nick Morrison MD, FACS, FACPh is the founder and Medical Director of Morrison Training Institute and the Morrison Vein Institute. He received a Jesuit education, including the Creighton University School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1972, and completed a four-year General Surgery Residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He maintained a private general surgical practice for 23 years, and in 1996, Dr. Morrison and his wife, Terri, established the Morrison Vein Institute. Since that time, Dr. Morrison has concentrated his surgical practice on the care and treatment of venous disorders. He has become involved in all aspects of vein care, including duplex scanning, visual sclerotherapy, laser/pulsed light therapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and endovenous thermal and chemical ablation (radiofrequency, lasers of various wavelengths, and foamed sclerosants). He is the Immediate Past-President of the American College of Phlebology, President of the American College of Phlebology Foundation, and Vice-President of the International Union of Phlebology. He has authored several book chapters on varying aspects of venous disease, and additionally has published scientific articles in the phlebologic literature. Beginning in 1989, and annually since, Dr. Morrison has directed a medical volunteer organization, Amigos de Salud, and led the group each summer to Central or South America to bring medical and surgical treatment to the indigent populations of Ecuador, Peru, and Nicaragua. Dr. Morrison enjoys travel, development of international relationships, backpacking, triathlon, rowing, classical music, and opera.




Prof Kenneth Myers

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Prof Ken Myers has had a major interest in venous disease for more than 25 years. In the past, he has been Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Prince Henry’s Hospital and the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, former Chairman of the Division of Vascular Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is as past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology and has participated in or organised many international phlebology meetings. He has been at the forefront of developing new techniques such as echosclerotherapy and endovenous laser therapy.




Prof Hugo Partsch

Phlebologist and Dermatologist

Professor Hugo Partsch is a Professor of dermatology and Phlebology from Vienna, Austria. Professor Partsch has been a pioneer of Phlebology in Europe and is well-known for his extensive research in compression therapy and venous thromboembolism. His other research interests include peripheral vascular disease, neuropathic foot and lymphoedema. Born in Vienna, he graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Vienna in 1962. He trained in General Medicine and then completed his specialist training in dermatology in 1970. He received his professorship in dermatology in 1985 and served as the Head of the Department of Dermatology, Wihelminen-Hospital Vienna. Professor Partsch served as the President of Union Internationale de Phlebologie (UIP) from 1999 to 2003. He has published more than 360 papers in scientific medical journals and has made numerous contributions to scientific publications.




Dr Fausto Passariello (IT)

Vascular Surgeon and Physicist

Centro Diagnostico Aquarius, Napoli

Dr Passariello is involved in the study of foam physics, laser and surgery practically for Office Based CHIVA (OB CHIVA). He has almost 25 years of clinical experience in haemodynamic surgery (CHIVA), and completed 3 international randomised studies and a Cochrane review.

He received his Medicine & Surgery degree in 1977 and continued with specialisations in; Pneumology (1981), Clinical Biology (1985), Vascular Surgery (1990), and a Physics degree in Cybernetics (2001).

He currently practices as a Vascular Surgeon in the private practice Centro Diagnostico Aquarius, Napoli; and in Emergency Medicine at Pellegrini Hospital, Napoli.

Dr Passariello was a lecturer in Computer Science at the II Naples Medical School from 2005-2006 and has been a Lecturer in Biomedical Instrumentation, Mathematics and Statistics, Informatics and Biomedical Technologies for the last few years.

He has completed scientific research in; Computer Programming (C, C++, Prolog, Lisp, Java, HTML, Javascript, PHP, XML, XSL), Multivariate Statistic Analysis, EcoColorDoppler Diagnostics, Doppler Signal Spectral Analysis, Haemodynamic Surgery of the venous system of the lower limbs, Ultrasound Examination and Topology of Vascular Nets, Calf pump US assessment, Biomechanics of Posture, LASER Application in Medicine, Biophysics of Lymph Transport and Foam Physics.

He is a founding member S.I.O.C. (Italian C.H.I.V.A. Operators Society) and of I.S.V.B. (Ideal Society of Vascular Biomechanics); and the Founder and Moderator of VASCULAB.



Prof. Neil Piller


Neil is a Lymphologist and the Director of the lymphoedema Research Unit in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine at the Flinders University Medical Centre and a senior research investigator in the Microcirculation and Microcirculatory Laboratory at Flinders University.

Neil is one of the coordinators Advanced Studies program of the new MD at Flinders University and runs a specialist semester long elective in Lymphatics in Health and Disease. In 2011, 8 post graduate medical students presented their research at the 23rd International Congress in Lymphology in Malmo, Sweden and in 2012, 5 will present at the 4th International Lymphoedema Framework congress in Montpellier France.

Neil studied under Dr John Casley-Smith, and spent his early years working in the Kantons-spital in Switzerland with Professor Leo Clodius, and in Germany with Professors Michael and Ethel Foeldi. Together they worked on models of lymphoedema. and undertook clinical trials. He later worked and lived in Sweden with Professor Iwona Swedborg at the Red Cross Hospital in Stockholm and lived in Xian China looking at the Eastern approach to lymphoedemas.

Neil is an executive member of the International Society for Lymphology, a member of the Editorial Boards of the “Journal of Lymphoedema” (UK), “Phlebology” (USA) and “Lymphology” (USA). He is Australasian Editor or the Journal of Lymphatic research and Biology (USA) and the Chinese Journal of Lymphology and Oncology (PRC).

Neil was President and organizer of the 22nd International Congress of Lymphology held in Sydney. He is a member International Advisory Board Union Internationale Phlebologie and a member of its consensus groups on Lymphoedema and phlebo-lymphoedema, a Director of the UK based “International Lymphoedema Framework” and the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care as well as a member of the steering committee for the Australian and American Lymphoedema Frameworks. Neil has published and presented over 400 works at national and international level in journals and at meetings, many of which have been by invitation.

In 2012 he is an invited speaker at the Australian Wound Management Association conference in Sydney, The World Congress of Entero stomal Therapists meeting in Adelaide , the 4th International Lymphoedema Framework Conference in Montpellier France, the World Union of Wound Healing Societies meeting in Yokahama, Japan and the World Association for Laser Therapy Conference in the Gold Coast. Neil and his staff are also involved in a range of clinical trials testing the effectiveness of a range of treatments for lymphoedema and vascular oedemas to show clearly to health professionals and patients what works well and what is smoke and mirrors by the provision of objective evidence to support actions.

Neil and Maree O’Connor’s “Lymphoedema Handbook” for therapists continues to have a wide impact and Neil’s CD/DVD “The Vital Essence- Understanding Lymphoedema in health and disease” continues to help in the informing of patients and practitioners on what can be done to better manage and treat lymph and other oedemas.



Prof Eberhard Rabe

Phlebologist and Dermatologist

Professor Eberhand Rabe is a professor of dermatology and Phlebology from Bonn, Germany. Professor Rabe graduated from the Medical Faculty of the RWTH Aachen in 1984. In 1992 he finished his training in dermatology and received recognition as a specialist phlebologist from the General Medical Council of “Nordrhein” in 1995. He received his Professorship in Dermatology in 2002. In his current position, Professor Rabe is the head of department of phebology in the Dermatological Hospital Bonn. Since 1997, Professor Rabe has been the President of the German Society of Phlebology. From 1998 to 2005, he served as the Vice President of the Union Internationale de Phlebologie (UIP) and was elected President of UIP in 2007.




Dr Albert Adrien Ramelet

Phlebologist and Dermatologist

Dr Ramelet was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1948. He is a specialist in dermatology and vascular medicine (angiology) and a consultant and lecturer at Inselspital, University of Bern. His special areas of interest and expertise include phlebology (in particular phlebectomy, venoactive drugs and compression) and facial dermatoses (rosacea). Dr Ramelet is Past President and an Honorary member of the French-Speaking Dermatologists Association, Past President and Honorary member of the Swiss Society of Dermatology, Past President of the Swiss Society of Phlebology, Past President of the Union of Swiss Vascular Societies, and Past Vice-President and Honorary member of the UIP (Union Internationale de Phlébologie). He was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS). Dr Ramelet is on the Editorial Board of Dermatology, JEADV, Annales de Dermatologie, Nouvelles Dermatologiques, Phlébologie, and VASA. He has written 4 books and published 150 book chapters and scientific publications.




Prof Graeme Richardson

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Born and schooled in Wimmera ,Victoria, then Geelong High School

Tertiary University of Melbourne MB BS 1968, Royal Melbourne Clinical School.

Special Interests:

Venous Disease. Working together with Trevor Beckwith PhD since 1984, we were involved in development of ultrasound machines and techniques suitable for venous studies and diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency and perforators and the study of pelvic varicose veins. For 30 years, the latter has been of special interest, gaining international reputation resulting in numerous invited lectures, presentations and publications, including two recent chapters in venous textbooks. We developed ultrasound techniques for assessment of abdominal and pelvic veins, venous reflux and valvular function, and calf veins. In-vitro vascular phantom model research together with the clinical studies comprised the PhD thesis by Trevor Beckwith which I supervised 1993-1998. “Quantification of Chronic Venous Insufficiency.” I was a member of the international panel producing Consensus Statements on CEAP 1994 and Investigation of CVI 1999, and been a reviewer for “Phlebology” and “Journal of Vascular Surgery”.

Apart from Venous interests have been numerous presentations and papers on Arterial Disease, Trauma management and organization of regional trauma services, development of Teleradiology particularly for management of head injuries, establishing EMST course and Breast Screening and Assessment in Wagga Wagga, Chairman of Department of Surgery for 16 years as well as numerous hospital committees.

I have played a major part in the establishment and since inception in 2000 of the UNSW Rural Clinical School in Wagga Wagga, have run the surgical curriculum, and chaired the faculty committee. My teaching commitments 2 days per week led to a major career change July 2005 when I ceased private practice to concentrate on teaching undergraduates and postgraduates. I now work in this role for our area health service as well as chair the BST network for Eastern and Southern NSW, and have recently been appointed Rural Representative for the surgical council of IMET.




Prof Hatem Salem


Hatem Salem currently holds the positions of Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Director of Haematology at The Alfred and Co-Head of Central and Eastern Clinical School (Monash University – The Alfred Campus). He is a haematologist with a primary interest in the field of thrombosis. His post-graduate training in haematology was completed both at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia (1978-1982) and at Washington University in St Louis Missouri (1982-1984). On his return to Australia in 1984, Hatem was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Medicine and then Reader in Medicine in 1986. In 1988, and at the age of 37, he was offered a Personal Chair in Medicine at Monash University, and the Headship of the Department of Medicine at Box Hill Hospital . During this period the Department of Medicine at Box Hill established the largest clinical trial centre in Australia (Eastern Clinical Research Unit or otherwise known as ECRU). This unit currently has more than 90 active clinical trials primarily in phase II and III with a turnover in excess of three million dollars a year.

During his time at Box Hill, he also established the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), of which he is the Executive Director, as mentioned above. This ACBD moved to new premises at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in 2004. The group has continued to grow and now has 50 individuals carrying out research activities from within the Centre. The ACBD is the largest basic and clinical research centre in blood diseases in the country and has developed sophisticated molecular biological expertise and most researchers use these modern approaches in their studies.

Hatem Salem is currently Executive Director of the Australasian Society of Hemostasis and Thrombosis. He has published in excess of 140 peer reviewed articles in International journals, received many awards and grants throughout his career, and has supervised the training of many PhD graduates. In the year 2005, his vision and ability to develop leading clinical and research programs was recognised by the Victorian Government’s Public Healthcare Award, where he was the recipient of the Health Minister’s Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, a licentiate and member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (London ). He received his doctorate degree from Monash University in 1984 and his basic medical degree from the University of Mosul, Iraq in 1977.




Dr Michel Schadeck

Phlebologist and Vascular Physician

Medical School: University of Dijon (Burgundy) Doctoral thesis in 1976

Activities in Angiology:

Phlebolgist since 1978

Specialisation in Angiology in 1982 at the University of Paris

Private practice in Paris

Practice in the military Hospital Begin Paris

President of the Societe Francaise de Phlebologie until 2008

Scientific Associations:

Co-founder of the European School of Phlebology (1989)

Founder member of the European Venous Forum (1999)


La maladie veineuses superficielle (Paris, Masson - 1990)

Duplex & Phlebology (Napoli, Gnocchi - 1994)




Dr Lorenzo Tessari

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Dr Lorenzo Tessari is a vascular surgeon and phlebologist from Verona, Italy. Dr Tessari is the inventor of the so called ‘Tessari foam’ and has made a major contribution to the field of phlebology by making foam sclerotherapy internationally popular. Dr Tessrai has performed thousands of procedures and has extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical management of venous disease. Dr Tessari has been an invited keynote speaker to many international meetings and has taught his technique of foam sclerotherapy in many countries. He is an honorary member of the Argentinian, French, Canadian and Romanian Societies of Phlebology and has co-authored multiple chapters in phlebology textbooks.




Prof Andre van Rij

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

André van Rij is Professor of Surgery at the Dunedin School of Medicine University of Otago where he directs the Vascular Research Unit. His research has focused in venous disease and the biology of varicose vein recurrence and venous thrombosis. His translational research bridges new basic research into the venous clinic. Prof van Rij is a vascular surgeon and President of the NZ Association of General Surgeons.




Prof Paolo Zamboni

Vascular Surgeon and Phlebologist

Paolo Zamboni, MD is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Vascular Diseases Centre, University

of Ferrara, Italy, from 2004.

He is President of the International Society for Neurovascular Diseases. Professor Zamboni is in the

editorial board of many scientific journals.

Honors and Awards:

• International Glauco Bassi Award, 1998, 2000, 2003

• American Venous Forum Award, 2002, 2005, 2007

• Scientifi c Prize European Venous Forum, 2002, 2005

• Prize Gian Camillo Donadi, Collegio Italiano di Flebologia, 2003


University of California, San Francisco (1992); USHUS, Bethedsa (1993, 1995); State University New York, Buffalo (2008);

Harvard University, Boston (2009); New York University, New York (2010).




Steven E. Zimmet MD


Steven E. Zimmet MD, RVT FACPh, a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed a residency in family medicine with an elective focus on dermatology. He began practice with Austin Regional Clinic, a multispecialty group in 1981, where he served as chair of family practice, then chair of dermatology and as a board of director. Dr. Zimmet opened a solo practice, which consists of phlebology and procedural dermatology, in 1996.

Dr. Zimmet is the founding President of the American Board of Phlebology and editor of Phlebology. He is Past President of the American College of Phlebology (ACP), and was the inaugural Chairman of the ACP Foundation. Dr. Zimmet was awarded the ACP Leadership Award in 2008 and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Leadership Circle in 2011. He is a Fellow Emeritus of the Australasian College of Phlebology and an honorary member of the French Society of Phlebology.

Dr. Zimmet has authored/co-authored six textbook chapters and about twenty publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been a member of the AAD and ACP for over 20 years, and is also a member of the AVF. Dr. Zimmet has served as faculty for the ACP, AAD, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Venous Forum, Society for Interventional Radiology, and the French, German, Canadian and Australian Phlebology Societies. He was selected by his peers to be included among the Best Doctors in America® 2001-2012 Database.



Honorary Fellows


Dr Jens Alm

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Dr Jens Alm is a vascular surgeon from Hamburg in Germany. He is the director of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the DERMATOLOGIKUM Hamburg. He has performed over 4000 endovenous procedures with the VNUS Closure system and more than 3000 procedures with the Closure FAST system. At present he performed more VNUS Closure FAST catheter procedures than anywhere else in the whole of Europe. The Vascular Surgery Department at DERMATOLOGIKUM is the European training centre for practitioners of the VNUS Closure FAST catheter system. Dr. Alm is involved in the Multicentre Closure FAST study and the new RFS catheter study.



Prof Ross Baker


Senior haematologist with the Clinical Thrombosis Unit at Royal Perth Hospital and the University of WA


Dr Imre Bihari

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Imre Bihari studied at the Medical Faculty of Semmelweis University in Budapest. He spent 29 years working for the National Medical Center, Medical University, and became University Associate Professor, Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery.


Dr Peter Blombery

Vascular Physician



Dr Alan Bray

Vascular Surgeon

Founding member of International Society for Endovascular Surgery. The society has over 2000 members, publishes the Journal of Endovascular Surgery which is now listed with Indicus Medicus and is the main journal dealing with advanced endovascular techniques. Dr. Bray was one of seven vascular surgeons to initiate and develop this society. It is now the most referenced source in the field of endovascular procedures for peripheral vascular and aneurysmal disease.

Initiated vascular ultrasound workshops in Australia. The workshops are held annually and are the main forum for vascular ultrasound in Australia. These were subsequently handed over to the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. Currently these meetings are held conjointly with the annual ANZ vascular surgical meeting. Dr. Bray organised the first three workshops in Newcastle. These workshops were characterised by presentations and demonstrations by expert sonographers from the USA.




Dr Ronald Cable


Educated at Sydney Grammar School, The University of Sydney and The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Subsequently trained at Sydney & Parramatta Hospitals

General Practice at Wentworthville and Lewisham, Clinical Assistant Surgeon Marrickville District Hospital

Medical Superintendent - The Parramatta Hospital 1958-1981 / Director of Radiology, Coronary Care, Intenstive Care and Emergency Departments. Practising Member of the Department of Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery

Executive Member of Six-Person Productivity Council, Member of the Advisory Committee to the Regional Director. Member of the Pathology Group of the Western Metropolitan Health Region

First Medical Planning Officer of the “Teaching Hospital Project and Westmead” and co-author of the first Functional Brief

Foundation and Life Member of the Association of Medical Superintendents of NSW and ACT

Chairman of the Medical Superintendents Brach and Central Councillor of The Public Service Association of NSW

Assistant, Deputy and Medical Secretary and Director of the Industrial Department of the NSW Branch of the Australian Medical Association

Fellow of The Australian Medical Association

Medical Director Laserist and Scerotherapist of the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Australia

Senior Affiliate Member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and Life Member of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Foundation and Life Member of the Sclerotherapy Society of Australia

Fellow of the Australiasian College of Phlebology

Regimental Medical Officer of the 1st / 15th Royal NSW Lancers 1963 -1983

Staff Officer 2nd Division Medical Services 1983 - 1985

The only Medical / Medical Corps Officer to command a squadron of the 1st / 15th Royal NSW Lancers 1986 - 1987

Vice-President of the Royal NSW Lancers Association

Reserve Force Decoration, National Medal, The Australian Defence Medal




Dr Paul Dinnen

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon



Mr Gary Frydman

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Mr Gary Frydman graduated from Monash University Medical School and underwent his internship and residency at the Alfred Hospital. Following this he underwent research at the Department of Surgery at Monash University where he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) after three years of research in Surgery. He then trained in General Surgery for the next four years and qualified as a surgeon. Following this he underwent further training in Vascular Surgery for three years. He has spent time training in the United Kingdom and in Queensland.

On returning to Melbourne, he commenced practice at many private hospitals throughout the Melbourne Metropolitan Area and has a position as a visiting consultant vascular surgeon at 2 public hospitals in the metropolitan area. He also visits the Bacchus Marsh and Sunbury areas.

His special interest involves minimally invasive vascular surgery. In particular this involves endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, endoluminal management of lower limb arterial blockages as well as the non operative management of varicose veins

Mr Frydman is married with 2 children and has achieved membership of the Division of Vascular Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery, the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, the European Society for Vascular Surgery, the Melbourne Vascular Surgical Association and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology. He is also a fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology.

Mr Frydman is the founder of the Western Vascular Centre.




Dr Harry Gibbs

Vascular Physician

Dr Harry Gibbs is a graduate of the University of Sydney. He trained in Cardiology and Vascular Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney with subsequent training at The Cornell University Medical Center, New York. He is currently the Director of the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland. He is a member of the ANZ Working party on the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism. His interests are in the non-invasive diagnosis and the management of disorders of the arterial, venous and lymphatic circulations.




Dr Antony Graham

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Dr Graham is Chairman of the Perioperative Services Management Committee and is also VMO Vascular Surgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital.




Prof Lachezar Grozdinski

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Professor Grozdinski graduated from the Sofia Medical Academy in 1974, and in 1981 he successfully defended his Angiology dissertation. From 1981 to 1989, he rose through the ranks of resident, senior resident and head resident in the Angiology Sector of the National Center of Cardiovascular Diseases and served as the leader of the functional vascular diagnostics team.

In 1990, he was appointed head resident and the Angiology Sector Chief in the Sveta Ekaterina University Hospital. He has participated in short term specializations in England in 1989, and in Harvard USA in 1992. In 1995, Professor Grozdinski received his Associate Professorship. In 2005, he was appointed to work as an Associate Professor and to lead the Angiology sector of the National Cardiology Hospital. In 2008, he successfully defended his PhD dissertation for the theme “Ultrasound diagnostics for multi-focal arteriosclerosis”

Since 1977, Professor Grozdinksi has been working as an angiologist and leading functional vascular diagnostic teams and angiology sectors. He introduced ultrasound diagnostics techniques to the Angiology & Phlebology medical specialties in Bulgaria. And in 2007, he became the leading angiology specialist in the Bulgaria. In 2010, he was appointed as our Angiology Professor and to lead Tokuda Hospital Sofia’s Angiology & Phlebology Sector. Professor Grozdinski in collaboration with Dr. Ivo Petrov, created the Tokuda Chronic Cerebral Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

The professor has produced at total of 117 scientific works and publications in the sphere of Angiology, including two monographs. He has participated in 11 world conferences in Angiology & Phlebology, and authored one invention. He is the scientific mentor of 9 angiology specialists, and leads a post-graduate medical education course. The professor is the chairman of the “Ultrasound Vascular Diagnostics” commission, and the chairman of the National Association of Phlebology. He is a member of the directing boards of the Bulgarian Association of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Endovascular Therapy Association. Professor Grozdinski is the also the chief editor of the Bulgarian Phlebology & Angiology magazine, and has authored two novels.




Prof Steven Kossard

Dermatologist, Dermatopathologist

Professor Kossard graduated in Medicine from Sydney University and completed his PhD in melanoma research in 1973. His specialty training in Dermatology was undertaken in Sydney and at the Mayo Clinic with specialisation in Dermatopathology in 1979. Since 1980 he has been Head of Dermatopathology and Clinical Associate Professor in Dermatology at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, conjoint with St Vincent's Hospital and the University of New South Wales. Past President of the Australasian Dermatopathology Society and Chairman of the International Committee for Dermatopathology, he has over 130 publications in the field of dermatology, particularly dermatopathology.



Dr Rodney Lane

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Dr Rodney Lane is the Senior Vascular Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital, and Dalcross Private Hospital in Sydney. Dr Lane has been involved in numerous vascular research projects of the past 25 years, with the majority focusing on novel treatments for venous disease.


Bachelor of Surgery. Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS); University of Sydney, 1971

Master of Surgery, Title: “Intra operative Ultrasonic Imaging”; University of Sydney 1982

Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound DDU 1982

Master of Biomedical Engineering (M.BiomedE), Thesis: “Transfemoral Aortic Endoprostheses”; University of NSW, 1992

Doctor of Medicine (MD). Thesis: “The correction of Pathological Venous valves with the Venocuff”; University of Sydney, 1992


Career Highlights:

Editorial Advisory Board of ANZ Journal of Phlebology

Chief Censor of the Australasian College of Phlebology

First Vascular Surgeon to obtain specialist qualification in Diagnostic Ultrasonics

The Development of the first Private non-invasive Vascular Laboratory in Australia

Development of the first specific Intra-operative Piezo-electric crystal

Development of Aortic Endoprostheses

The Development of Venous Valve Rings for repair of Venous Valves (Venocuff I & II)




Dr Gabrielle McMullin

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Gabrielle McMullin is a consultant Vascular Surgeon with appointments at Sutherland and St. George Hospitals in Sydney. She is a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

She was born in Uganda in 1956 but moved with her family to Hong Kong in 1961 and completed her school years there. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1980 and subsequently worked in New Zealand, Hong Kong and London before emigrating to Australia. She is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Sugeons and is a mentor for young women in surgical training.

She developed a strong interest in chronic leg ulcers during 2 years of research at The Middlesex Hospital in London and was awarded a Masters degree in Surgery for this work. She maintains a strong interest in wound healing and has both published and lectured widely on the subject.




Dr Michael Neale

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Dr Michael Neale grew up and was educated on Sydney's North Shore before completing undergraduate medical studies at the University of New South Wales, where he graduated with honours. Dr Neale then started as an intern and resident at Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr Neale's interest in vascular surgery started very early and having completed basic surgical training he started a research fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital within the Department of Vascular Surgery completing a Master of Medicine (in surgery) at Sydney University. Dr Neale then completed his training in General Surgery becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He then completed a full fellowship in Vascular Surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and commenced working as a consultant vascular surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital in 2000. Since that time, Dr Neale has also continued to work at North Shore Private Hospital and Dalcross Private Hospital. He is a working Director of the North Shore Vascular Laboratory, providing diagnostic vascular imaging services to inpatients and outpatients with facilities at both North Shore Private and Dalcross Hospitals. Dr Neale has won several awards and scholarships during his research and training years and presented and published widely at local, state, national and international levels. Dr Neale has been convenor for the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery annual scientific meeting in Sydney in 2005. He has been a member of the Medical Advisory Committees of both North Shore Private and Dalcross Private Hospitals, has been on the Board of Vascular Surgical Training for the Division of Vascular Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is actively involved in training and supervision of medical students, junior medical staff, general surgical and vascular surgical registrars at Royal North Shore Hospital.




Dr Jose Olivencia

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Born in Mendoza, Argentina, Dr. J. A. Olivencia opened the Iowa Vein Center in 1988. After graduating from Cuyo National University School of Medicine in Argentina, Dr. Olivencia completed his internship at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA, and his general surgery residency at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. He is Board Certified in Phlebology, a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS), Fellow of the American College of Angiology (FACA), a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology (FACPH), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology (Vein Diseases).

Regarded as an expert in the field of vein therapy, Dr. Olivencia has been a keynote speaker for numerous conferences worldwide. In addition, his articles have been published in leading medical journals, and he collaborated on the book, Venous Disease for Clinicians, The Fundamentals of Phlebology.




Dr Ivo Petrov

Cardiology and Endovascular Specialist

Dr. Petrov graduated from the Sofia Medical University in 1992, and received his specialization in internal medicine in 1999, and added a specialization in cardiology in 2003, and has an additional specialization in invasive cardiology. Dr. Petrov also graduated from a health care management program at the Sofia University. He has completed post-graduate medical courses in Echocardiogram Stress testing in Wiesbaden, Germany, and in 1999-2000 he was awarded a stipend to specialize in invasive cardiology and radiology in The Institute of Cardiology and Cardiac-Vascular surgery sponsored by the Favaloro Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the period 1992-2006, Dr. Petrov worked in the general hospital “Sveta Ekaterina”, where he worked his way up staring as a volunteer partner to resident to head resident in the hospital cardiology clinic. In November 2006, he was appointed to lead the cardiology department of Tokuda Hospital Sofia.

Dr. Petrov has numerous medical publications and has participated in and participates in numerous medical seminars and congresses on the national and international level. He is a member of the European Cardiology Society, and has the rank of FESC “Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology”, and also is a member of the Spanish Association of Cardiology, the Latin American Association of Interventional Cardiologists, the Bulgarian Society of Angiography and Vascular surgery, The National Society of Bulgarian Cardiologists and others. Dr. Petrov is fluent in Spanish, English and French.




Dr George Somjen

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

George Somjen was graduated from the Semmelweis University Medical School in Budapest, Hungary.

He completed his general surgical and vascular surgical training in the United Kingdom and in Melbourne, Australia. During his surgical training, he was also awarded the Master of Surgery (MS) degree at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (FRCSEd). He also obtained the qualification of the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU).

Mr Somjen is currently the Head of the Vascular Surgery Unit at Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Health, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne. Throughout his career, Mr Somjen has been involved in teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates. Mr Somjen has a wide clinical research interest, which encompasses both venous and arterial disorders. He has published a number of scientific papers and book chapters. He has been invited speaker at different vascular conferences. He is also one of the Associate Editors of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Phlebology. In his phlebology practice, he performs a wide array of diagnostic and interventional procedures from sclerotherapy to endovenous surgery.

Mr Somjen is the current Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology and an honorary member of the Australian College of Phlebology. He is a member of several international vascular surgical associations.




Prof Marian Simka

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Prof Marian Simka graduated from Silesian Medical University in Katowice, Poland in 1988 and is a specialist in angiology and general surgery. Prof Simka is currently employed at: EUROMEDIC Specialist Clinics, Department of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Katowice; Poland.

Prof Simka's main fields of interest are: venous diseases, chronic wound healing, sonographic evaluation of vascular pathologies. From 2008 he has been involved in research on multiple sclerosis and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency: diagnostics for CCSVI, endovascular treatment, development of a new paradigm of MS. Prof Simka is author of 75 scientific papers, mostly on vascular problems, and co-author of 6 medical books.




Prof Michael Stacey

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Michael Stacey is a vascular surgeon and Winthrop Professor of Vascular Surgery within the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia. He is based at Fremantle Hospital where he oversees a multidisciplinary team providing clinical care, teaching research.

W/Prof Stacey has served a term as Head of School and remains heavily involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students on surgical rotations. He has supervised postgraduate research students and continues to be involved in the education of Surgical Trainees.

W/Prof Stacey has a long-standing research interest in wound healing and venous ulceration. His research group conducts research ranging from laboratory evaluations of the mechanisms for delayed healing in chronic wounds through to the clinical evaluation of new therapies.

W/Prof Stacey has been actively involved in national and international wound-healing societies, and was the founding president of the Australian Wound Management Association and the inaugural chair of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies. He is also a member of the International Wound Bed Preparation Advisory Board.




Prof Alison Street


Dr Street is Head of the Haemostasis-Thrombosis and Haemophilia Services at The Alfred with a longstanding interest in the clinical and laboratory management of these conditions. Alison has worked with Alfred@Home (HITH service) for many years.




Dr John Teasdale

Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Dr John Teasdale, FRACS, FRCS, Specialist Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon is Principal of WA Vascular Centre.



Prof Christopher Ward


Christopher Ward is the Director of the Northern Blood Research Centre, and supervises clinical and basic research into diseases of the blood and clotting system. Associate Professor Chris Ward is a Clinical Haematologist in the Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital with research interests in coagulation, myeloma and vascular biology. After a PhD at the Baker Institute, Melbourne and postdoctoral studies at the Blood Research Institute in Milwaukee, USA, he was appointed in 1999 to Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He has national research awards from the Haematology Society of Australia, Australian Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis and Royal Australasian College of Pathologists.

A/Prof. Ward is the Director of the Northern Blood Research Centre, supervising research in platelet function, hypercoagulability in cancer and other disease states, and global tests of coagulation. The Centre maintains a busy clinical trials programme and A/Prof Ward is the lead investigator for coagulation trials. More recent projects have utilized mesenchymal stem cells and haemopoietic stem cells to treat disease states.




Prof Orli Wargon

Dermatologist, Vascular Anomalies Specialist