Hugh Bartholomeusz, OAM, RFD, MBBS, FRACSAir Vice-Marshal (Retd) Professor Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD MBBS FRACS
As Vice Chancellor, Professor Bartholomeusz oversees all academic, clinical 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, the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer. His vision is for all faculty, students and staff to follow “the pursuit of individual excellence” in furtherance of OUM’s mission of providing world class medical education to graduate professionally competent and compassionate physicians.

A well respected military officer and plastic surgeon, Professor Bartholomeusz has been Head of Plastic Surgery at Greenslopes Private Hospital and he was in private practice in Brisbane and the West Moreton Region from 1985 to 2000. 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. He supervised Interns, Junior Medical Officers, Principal House Officers and Trainee Registrars at Greenslopes Private Hospital, one of the largest private teaching hospitals in Australia. Concurrently, he rose through the ranks of the military, performing clinical duties at Air Force hospitals and he occupied senior administrative appointments, culminating as Surgeon General ADF Reserves.

He has chaired very many professional and military boards and was the Foundation Chair of West Moreton Anglican College, an innovative co educational secondary school in the outer Brisbane area. This broadened his love of education and fuelled his desire to promote excellence in education at all levels, and deliver quality outcomes.