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Dr Peter Sumich

Dr Peter Sumich - President


Peter graduated with Honours from NSW University in 1990 and after residency he worked as an accredited emergency medicine…

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Dr Ashish Agar

Dr Ashish Agar - Vice-President

MBBS (Syd), PhD (UNSW), FRANZCO

Ashish is a Glaucoma consultant and surgeon at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Eye Hospitals, and is a Partner with Marsden…

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Dr Laurie Sullivan

Dr Laurie Sullivan - Secretary/Treasurer

MBBS, FRANZCO

Laurie is a Corneal Specialist based in Victoria. He has public hospital teaching appointment at the Corneal Clinic at the…

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Dr Michael Steiner

Dr Michael Steiner - Immediate Past President

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

Michael is the immediate past President of ASO. He has more than 35 years experience in eye surgery with a particular interest…

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Dr Andrew Atkins

Dr Andrew Atkins

MBBS, FRANZCO

Andrew is an established eye surgeon in Melbourne with a special interest in cataract surgery. It was the Federal Government’s…

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Dr Shish Lal

Dr Shish Lal


Shish is an eye surgeon with specific interests in Cataract surgery and the management of Macular Degeneration. He graduated…

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Dr Nisha Sachdev

Dr Nisha Sachdev

MB ChB, PhD, FRANZCO

Nisha is a general ophthalmologist with subspecialty interest in Paediatric Ophthalmology. Her interest in Ophthalmology…

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A/Prof Alex Hunyor

A/Prof Alex Hunyor

MB BS (Hons), FRANZCO, FRACS

Alex is a retinal specialist with expertise in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease. He is an Associate Professor and…

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Dr Sunil Warrier

Dr Sunil Warrier

MBBS M.Med FRANZCO

Sunil is a graduate of South Australia’s Flinders University. He underwent residency training in medicine and surgery at…

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Dr Tom Cunneen

Dr Tom Cunneen

Tom is a fellowship trained ophthalmic surgeon based in Perth. He graduated with honours from the University of Western…

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Dr Paul Athanasiov

Dr Paul Athanasiov

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

Paul is a graduate of South Australia’s Adelaide University. He undertook a post-graduate Master in Medicine (Ophthalmic…

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Staff Members

Mr Kerry Gallagher

Mr Kerry Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer

Kerry is a respected medico-political adviser and government relations expert. He has served as Chief Executive Officer…

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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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Sarah Todman

Sarah Todman

Manager, Media and Communications

Sarah manages communications and media for ASO. This includes the development and dispatch of our various member communications…

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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

MBBS, FRANZCO

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

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