Professor Arlene Chan says she is "humbled" to be one of several private hospital doctors, nurses and volunteers recognised in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Prof Chan was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her work in treating breast cancer, having worked at Perth's Hollywood Private Hospital since 2003 as the founding director of its Breast Clinical Trials Unit.
"To work in this field of medicine, caring for the women and men afflicted with breast cancer, is already a privilege – and to be named on the honours list for this work is humbling," she said.
"I am hopeful that this national recognition will bring attention to the ongoing need for robust research into increasing cure rates and improving the lives of those with advanced disease," added Prof Chan, also the founding vice-chair of Breast Cancer Research Centre - Western Australia, which too is based at Hollywood Private.
Meanwhile, Professor Rinaldo Bellomo was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his work in intensive care medicine at hospitals including Warringal Private.
"It means that the agenda of conducting high-level research in the most critically ill patients in hospitals worldwide, and in Australia in particular, is recognised as important," he said of the award. "Intensive care medicine is being increasingly recognised as a unique and important specialty with unique and important issues and body of knowledge."
APHA congratulates the individuals associated with the private hospital sector who were announced as recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018:
Officer (AO) in the General Division
Professor Rinaldo Bellomo
For distinguished service to intensive care medicine as a biomedical scientist and researcher, through infrastructure and systems development to manage the critically ill, and as an author. Works at
Warringal Private Hospital.
Member (AM) in the General Division
Professor Arlene Chan
For significant service to medicine in the field of oncology, particularly breast cancer support, diagnosis and treatment. Works at Hollywood Private Hospital.
Professor Mark Brown
For significant service to medicine in the field of nephrology, and to medical research, particularly hypertension in pregnancy. Works at St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital.
Dr Michael Cooper
For significant service to medicine in the field of anaesthesia as a clinician, teacher, mentor and historian.
Works at St George Private Hospital.
Professor Brian Owler
For significant service to medicine through the leadership and administration of professional medical organisations, and to education. Works at Westmead Private Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
Dr Kevin Chambers
For service to medicine, and to the community of Mildura. Works at Mildura Private Hospital.
Dr Simon Grant
For service to medicine, particularly to endocrinology. Works at Southern Highlands Private Hospital.
Mr Garry Webb (deceased)
For service to the community of the North Shore. Worked at Sydney Adventist Hospital.