31 Jan 2017
Medical Board of Australia (the Board) Board member, Associate Professor Stephen Bradshaw, has been recognised with a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in this year’s Australia Day Honours.
The Member of the Order of Australia is awarded for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group.
Assoc Prof Bradshaw’s award recognised his significant service to medicine as a vascular surgeon, to health practitioner regulation, and to medical education.
Assoc Prof Bradshaw is a vascular surgeon in full-time private practice. He is a Visiting Medical Officer and has been the Head of the Vascular Surgery Unit at the Canberra Hospital since 2000. He has also been involved in the administration of surgery as a previous Director of the Division of Surgery at the Canberra Hospital, and as Chairman of the Board and Director of Medical Services at the John James Memorial Hospital.
He has been involved in medical regulation as a member of the ACT Medical Board since 1998 and held the position of President from 2006 to 2009. In 2009 he was appointed as Chair, up until his recent retirement from the local Board in 2016. His work in medical regulation continues at a national level, in his role as a practitioner member of the National Board.
The Board congratulates Assoc Prof Bradshaw on his award and thanks him for the leadership he has provided as Chair of the ACT Board through the transition to the National Scheme, to improve patient safety and improve access to better medical care.