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2022 Living Treasure

Professor Tom Reeve AC CBE is Emeritus Professor in Surgery of the University of Sydney where he graduated in 1947. 

He has a long history of involvement in oncology practice, research and cancer policy in Australia.

After working in Sydney and Queensland, he trained in General and Thoracic Surgery at Albany Medical College, New York. In 1958, the American Board of Surgery certified Professor Reeve and he became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1967. 

He was Chairman of Surgery at The University of Sydney from 1982-1988 and chaired the Northern Sydney Health Area from 1988-1996.

On retirement, Professor Reeve became President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and held a role in Best Practice and Quality activities. 

His appointment as Executive Officer by the Australian Cancer Society (now Cancer Council Australia) saw his involvement in the development of Best Practice Guidelines in Cancer. 

He has also been a member of the Board of Management of the NHMRC National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre.

In 2019 Royal North Shore celebrated the opening of the Tom Reeve Academic Surgical Clinic. 

The clinic was named in honour of Professor Tom Reeve as he was the inaugural Professor of Surgery at RNSH and a previous President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

“Under his leadership, Royal North Shore developed into a centre of surgical, educational and research excellence.

The purpose of the clinic is to acknowledge and build upon the foundations of academic surgery that Tom Reeve created on the campus, and to provide opportunities for surgical outcomes research and clinical trials in a supportive academic environment”

Dr Tom Reeve

Dr Tom Reeve
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