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Dr. Deborah Verran

Affiliation :
University of Alabama, Birmingham,Australia

Biography :

Completed medical school in New Zealand in 1981, then worked in hospitals around New Zealand as a junior doctor (unaccredited resident). Undertook accredited General Surgical Training from 1987-1991 (Auckland Regional Scheme), culminating in the FRACS.

First consultant position was as a Lecturer in Surgery, 1991-1992 at Auckland Hospital. This was followed by Transplant Surgical Fellowship training in the United States (University of Alabama, Birmingham,1992-1994) and Canada (London, Ontario, 1994-1995).

Then commenced my second consultant position as a Transplant Surgeon (Liver & Kidney), in 1995 in Sydney, Australia, at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital which I have held for over 20 years. Undertook and completed an MHSM (Masters in Health Service Management) in 2013.

Outside interests trekking and hiking.

Accomplishments include-

1)    Over 100 publications

2)    Presentations at scientific meetings

3)    Committee work at regional and national levels -culminating in guideline publication for organ donation and transplantation

4)    Medicolegal advisory roles for over 10 years

5)    Mentoring of medical students and trainees

6)    Membership of International Transplant Societies

7)    Clinical Resource Officer for the Australian Organ & Tissue Authority for 6 years – including undertaking Social Media for advocacy purposes for organ donation

8)    Ongoing advocacy for gender equity

Research Interest :

Hernia repair/Transplant & General Surgery/Equity in Medicine

Biography of Deborah Verran OSJS