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Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours

Congratulations are in order for two RANZCO Fellows who made the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List for their hard work and dedicated service to ophthalmology and vision care over the years.

Dr Catherine Green, RANZCO’s new Dean of Education and a former RANZCO Board member, was awarded an AO for her dedicated services to ophthalmology, including important roles in professional groups and her work in furthering education and research in the area of eye health.

Dr Roger Welch, founder and principal of the Vision Centre Gold Coast practice at Southport, was awarded an OAM for his work delivering and campaigning for eye care services for people in outback communities.

RANZCO offers our warmest congratulations to both Dr Green and Dr Welch on their remarkable achievements.

Queen’s Birthday Honours:

Officer (AO) in the General Division
Dr Catherine Mary Green, East Melbourne, VIC.
For distinguished service to ophthalmology as a clinician, through executive roles with national and international professional groups, to research and education, and to eye-health care programs in the Asia Pacific.
Dr Green is RANZCO’s new Dean of Education and former Board member.

Medal (OAM)
Dr Roger Thomas Welch, Southport QLD. For service to ophthalmology.
Dr Welch has been awarded an OAM for his hard work in outback communities, working out of a surgical bus to deliver ophthalmic care to those most in need. He is also the founder of the state-of-the-art Vision Centre Day Surgery on the Gold Coast.

Last updated: April 8, 2019

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