Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery

Chairman's Welcome

Professor Michael SolomonMichael Solomon & Paul Bannon

Academic surgery at RPA, in partnership with the University of Sydney, has a proud and brilliant history. We are honoured to be appointed as the inaugural Co-Chairs of the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery (IAS) and to have the opportunity of leading academic surgery forward within this great campus.

In establishing the IAS, we hope the introduction of new strategies and interventions will encourage and motivate all surgery-related staff to be involved in the development of academic surgery, which is a vital component for the provision of comprehensive tertiary and quaternary healthcare at RPA.

With a longstanding reputation for delivering high-quality surgical services, we are confident the surgical departments and staff at RPA are well placed to embrace and utilise the developments being proposed by the IAS.

Focusing on the key areas of academic career development, patient care, research, and education, the work of the IAS will encompass medical, nursing and allied health surgical research and education as well as spanning the full range of surgical and other non-surgical related specialties.Paul Bannon

We are sure the knowledge and evidence generated by the IAS will positively influence future policy and guideline development, and contribute significantly toward further improving surgical practice and patient outcomes.

We would like to extend considerable thanks to the Sydney Local Health District, RPA, the University of Sydney and the surgical departments at RPA for providing the Institute with their ongoing support and trust, and for the benefit of their expertise.

In addition, we are pleased to welcome any staff members interested in surgical research or education to actively participate in the IAS. Together we are certain we can establish the IAS as a world-leading centre for academic surgery.

Professor Michael Solomon
Co-Chair, RPA Institute of Academic Surgery

Professor Paul Bannon
Co-Chair, RPA Institute of Academic Surgery