Robert Orton Medal

The Robert Orton Medal is the highest award the college can bestow on its fellows. It recognises distinguished service to anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and/or pain medicine. The award was established by the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, in 1967. 

Selection criteria

The sole criterion for this award is distinguished service to anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and/or pain medicine.

“Distinguished service” is defined as service that is so notable or extraordinary that it sets the recipient apart from their colleagues; the service should occur above and beyond the clinical setting.

Eligibility for this award is limited to current and retired fellows of the college.

Nomination process

The nomination period for this award will open September 27, 2023 and close on November 30, 2023.

Nominations may be made by three fellows of the college and be completed using the online nomination form with a supporting nomination letter and a curriculum vitae of the nominee provided. Nominations will be marked as private and confidential.

Following adjudication and review by the Awards Advisory Panel, nominees will be presented to Council for decison. Recipients will be notified by phone within seven days of the Council meeting. The award will be presented at the College Ceremony as part of the Annual Scientific Meeting in May the following year.

See Regulation 43 for full details.

Past recipients

Year

Name

Location

2023 Amanda Baric VIC
2020 Milton Laurence Cohen NSW
2019 Charles Roger Goucke WA

2018

Richard George Walsh

NSW

2016

Alan Forbes Merry

NZ

2016 

Stephan Alexander Schug

WA

2016 

David Andrew Story

Vic

2014

William Ben Runciman

SA

2014

Kate Leslie

Vic

2012

Leona Fay Wilson

NZ

2011 

Duncan Islay Campbell

NSW

2010 

Paul Stewart Myles

Vic

2009 

Peter Kam

NSW

2008 

Michael John Cousins

NSW

2007 

Teik Ewe Oh

WA

2005 

Cindy Aun

HK

2005 

Pamela Macintyre

SA

2005 

Garry David Phillips

SA

2004 

Francis Xavier Moloney

NSW

2004 

Graham Chudleigh Fisk

NSW

2004 

John Raymond Archdall Rigg

WA

1999 

Walter John Russell

SA

1997 

Jeanette Rae Thirlwell Jones

NSW

1996 

Geoffrey Malcolm Clarke

WA

1995 

Benedict John Barry

NSW

1995 

Peter David Livingstone

Qld

1994 

Arthur Barrington Baker

NSW

1993 

Ross Beresford Holland

NSW

1991 

Thomas Christopher Kenneth Brown

Vic

1990 

Gwenifer Catherine Wilson

NSW

1989 

Noel Morris Cass

Vic

1989 

William Moncrieff Crosby

Vic

1989 

Gordon Alfred Harrison

NSW

1989 

Robin William Smallwood

Vic

1988 

Douglas Joseph

NSW

1987 

Teresa Rita Cramond

Qld

1985 

Maurice James Wilson Sando

SA

1983 

Brian Eric Dwyer

NSW

1976 

Kevin McCaul

Vic

1975 

Ralph Reginald Clark

Vic

1975 

Charles Ashur Sara

NSW

1974 

Geoffrey Kaye

Vic

1973 

John Russell Ritchie

NZ

1968 

Harry John Daly

NSW

1968 

George Frederick Anson

NZ

1968 

Margaret McClelland

Vic

 

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