Hugh Bartholomeusz, OAM, RFD, MBBS, FRACSVice Chancellor (Air Vice-Marshal, Retd, Royal Australian Air Force Reserve)
As Vice Chancellor, Professor Bartholomeusz oversees all academic and administrative matters at OUM, creating a cohesive and efficient team working for the benefit of all. Professor Bartholomeusz chairs the University Executive Committee, consisting of all Regional Deans and Directors of Pre Clinical and Clinical Education, directing the deliberations that result in the policies and procedures that are presented to the OUM Council for ratification. His vision is for all faculty and students and staff to follow “the pursuit of individual excellence” in furtherance of OUM’s mission of providing a world class education, and graduating well-trained, competent, and compassionate physicians.
A renowned military physician and plastic surgeon, Professor Bartholomeusz was most recently Senior Plastic Surgeon at Greenslopes Private Hospital and in private practice in Brisbane and the West Moreton Region since the mid-1980s. He earned his medical degree from the University of Queensland where he became an Associate Professor, managing placements and teaching medical students from several universities and supervising Interns, Junior Medical Officers, and Principal House Officers at a number of area hospitals. Concurrently, he rose through the ranks of the RAAF, performing clinical duties at hospitals on Base Amberley and Base Richmond, appointed Director General Air Force Health Reserves, and promoted to Air Commodore. In November 2011, he was promoted to Air Vice-Marshal, serving as the Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force Reserves until 2015.