Dr Noel Cass

ANZCA extends its deepest sympathy to the family of former Dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Dr Noel Cass, following his death on Monday May 1.
From 1968-1970, Dr Cass was the Dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the organisation that preceded ANZCA and in 1989 received the Orton Medal, the College’s highest honour.

Born and raised in WA, Dr Cass spent most of his career in Melbourne with a stint in the UK where he was awarded the Nuffield prize for best marks in the primary examination of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons.

He held senior posts at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and especially the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and was held in high regard for his professionalism, contributions to education and to research.

During a full and illustrious career, Dr Cass mentored hundreds of anaesthesia trainees. He was intensely interested in pharmacology and co-authored a textbook on anaesthetic pharmacology with his anaesthetist daughter, Dr Lindy Cass.

ANZCA honours his memory and is grateful for his contributions over many years.
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