Hugh Bartholomeusz, OAM, RFD, MBBS, FRACSDean for Australia (Air Vice-Marshal, Retd, Royal Australian Air Force Reserve)
As Dean for Australia, Professor Bartholomeusz strengthens relationships with Australian hospitals to arrange and facilitate clinical rotations for OUM students. He will also work with the Australian Medical Council and the country’s registration body (AHPRA) to explore internship opportunities for the University’s Australian graduates.
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.