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Dr Michael Steiner

Dr Michael Steiner - President

MB, BS,DO (Syd), FRANZCO, FRCOphth, FAMA

Dr Steiner has over 35 years experience in eye surgery with a particular interest in cataract, glaucoma and laser refractive…

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Dr Peter Sumich

Dr Peter Sumich - Vice President


Peter graduated with Honours from NSW University in 1990 and worked as an Emergency Medicine Doctor at Royal North Shore…

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Dr Ashish Agar

Dr Ashish Agar- Secretary/Treasurer

MBBS (Syd), PhD (UNSW), FRANZCO

Ashish hails from regional NSW and is thus well aware of the challenges faced in accessing specialist services in the country.…

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Dr Andrew Atkins

Dr Andrew Atkins

MBBS, FRANZCO

Andrew Atkins practices in Melbourne and country Victoria. He has been involved in public hospital teaching as well as voluntary…

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Dr Shish Lal

Dr Shish Lal


Dr Lal specialises in cataract surgery and the management of macular degeneration. He graduated from the University of Sydney…

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Dr Nisha Sachdev

Dr Nisha Sachdev

MB ChB, PhD, FRANZCO

Dr Nisha Sachdev graduated with the AR Moodie Board Prize for Ophthalmology from the University of Dundee, Scotland. Following…

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Dr Laurie Sullivan

Dr Laurie Sullivan

MBBS, FRANZCO

Dr Laurie Sullivan is a fellowship trained Corneal Specialist. He specialises in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases…

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A/Prof Alex Hunyor

A/Prof Alex Hunyor

MB BS (Hons), FRANZCO, FRACS

A/Prof Alex Hunyor is a retinal specialist with expertise in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease. He graduated with…

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Dr Sunil Warrier

Dr Sunil Warrier

MBBS M.Med FRANZCO

Dr Warrier grew up in Nambucca Heads, on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. He obtained his medical degree from the…

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Dr Tom Cunneen

Dr Tom Cunneen

Dr Tom Cunneen is a fellowship trained ophthalmic surgeon. He graduated with honours from the University of Western Australia…

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Dr Paul Athanasiov

Dr Paul Athanasiov

MBBS (Adelaide), M.Med (Syd), M.Ophthal (Adelaide)

Dr. Athanasiov graduated from Medical School at the University of Adelaide (MBBS) and then went on to complete further post-graduate…

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Staff Members

Mr Kerry Gallagher

Mr Kerry Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer

Kerry has earned notable respect as a medico-political adviser and government relations expert. He is a registered lobbyist…

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Katrina Ronne

Katrina Ronne

Manager Policy and Communication

Katrina Ronne oversees the operational activities of the ASO including representation of the society at conferences and scientific…

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Sandra Reed

Sandra Reed

Business Development Manager

Sandra is responsible for managing relationships between ASO and our key partners, as well as seeking out new opportunities…

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Past Presidents

Dr Russell Bach

Dr Russell Bach

 

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Dr Bradley Horsburgh

Dr Bradley Horsburgh

MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS

Brad specialises in Cataract Surgery, Adult Strabismus surgery and general Ophthalmology. He completed his medical degrees…

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Dr Arthur Karagiannis

Dr Arthur Karagiannis - Immediate Past President

MBBS, FRANZCO

Dr Arthur Karagiannis served three years as President of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) from November 2011…

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