Dr Tanya Selak, FANZCA (NSW)

Dr Tanya Selak, FANZCA (NSW)

ANZCA Vice-President 

BHB (1998) MBChB (2001) FANZCA (2009) Master of Health Administration (2020) Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (2020)

Nominated by: Dr Vanessa Beavis (NZ) and Dr Genevieve Goulding (Qld) (2020)


Dr Tanya Selak provides clinical anaesthesia in the public and private sector in Wollongong, New South Wales. She is immediate past Wollongong Hospital co-head of department and a member of the International Advisory Panel of Anaesthesia journal.

Dr Selak completed medical training in Auckland, and ANZCA training in Auckland, London, and Australia.

Dr Selak has a strong interest in communication, in particular the dissemination, promotion and discussion of medical and scientific information using traditional and new media. Her extensive social media engagement keeps her abreast of current issues in medicine and across wider society locally and internationally.

By carefully listening to the views of anaesthetic and pain medicine Trainees, SIMGs and Fellows across Australia and New Zealand she aims to bring a member focussed contribution when discussing the important issues brought to Council.

When not at work, Dr Selak and her husband are kept busy with their three children, and pandemic puppy Honey. 

Current and previous service on ANZCA committees and other roles

  • Member, Council - 2020 to date.
  • Member, Professional Affairs Executive Committee - 2020 to date.
  • NSW Regional Committee Member ex-officio - 2020 to date.
  • ANZCA Bulletin Medical Editor - 2021 to date. 

Past and/or current appointments in other relevant professional organisations

  • VMO Wollongong Hospital - 2009 to date.
  • VMO Shellharbour Hospital - 2009 to date.
  • VMO Wollongong Private Hospital - 2009 to date.
  • VMO Wollongong Day Surgery - 2009 to date.
  • ISLHD Research Committee - 2019 to date.
  • International Advisory Panel Member Anaesthesia - 2019 to date.
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Wollongong - 2009 to date.
  • IHMRI Affiliated Researcher - 2018 to date.
  • Co-director Wollongong and Shellharbour Hospitals - 2014-2019.
  • Instructor Advanced Paediatric Life Support - 2009-2019.

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Last updated 11:53 16.05.2024