Surgeon awarded highest honour

December 19th, 2012 posted by
Jess

Proof that our local surgeons are top quality, Southern Health’s Chief Neurosurgeon Professor Andrew Danks has been awarded Rotary’s highest individual medal, the Paul Harris Fellow.

Professor Danks received the medal as recognition for his pro-bono work with children treated at Monash Medical Centre.

The neurological conditions that affect children Professor Danks has a hand in treating, are often severe and involve complex surgeries both on the brain and in other areas, such as facial reconstruction.

However there is another aspect to many children that Professor Danks treats; they are often from remote or underprivileged countries, where they cannot receive this life-saving treatment at their local hospitals.

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