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Dr Vernon Moo awarded OAM for services to medicine

27 January 2023

Anaesthetist Dr Vernon Moo who provides services at Princess Alexandra Hospital has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day honours list for service to medicine as an anaesthetist.

His distinguished career specialising in anaesthetics for plastic and reconstructive surgery, gastroenterology, dental, neurosurgery, and breast and endocrine is undertaken within the public sector at PAH as well as private practice through Gabba Anaesthesia where he is a director.

Since the late 1990’s, Dr Moo has taken part in almost 50 voluntary missions to repair cleft lips and palates in children through Interplast, Operation Smile, Rotary, and other charities.

Dr Moo was a member of the Australia Army Reserves in the 1970’s, was the Wintering Station Doctor in Antartica in 1987, the Voyage Doctor on the RSV Aurora Australis from 1996 – 1997, and a Reserve Anaesthetist in the Royal Australian Navy since 2003.

Congratulations, Dr Moo!

About Interplast Australia and New Zealand: The organisation sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.

About Operation Smile: The NGO transforms the smiles of children/people both with facial deformities through outreach reconstructive surgery and related medical care

About Rotary: Rotary partners with organisations such as Operation Smile through campaigns and donations to increase access for children to transformative medical care.

Last updated 27 January 2023
Last reviewed 27 January 2023

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