Professor James Tatoulis, Department Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital was last week honoured by his peers at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' annual scientific meeting for Excellence in Surgery.
Professor Tatoulis received his prestigious accolade based on the following criteria:
- The highest level of surgical achievement by world standards.
- Leadership in the field within Australasia.
- Innovation and advancement in the field.
- Sustained standard, and sustained worth of the innovation.
- The highest standards of surgical ethics.
At the meeting, Professor Tatoulis was acknowledged for making very significant contributions to local and international cardiothoracic surgery.
Fellow cardiothoracic surgeon at The RMH, Mr Peter Skillington, said Professor Tatoulis remained actively involved in clinical work, teaching and education, as well as research and health advocacy.
"In recognition of his tireless commitment and numerous achievements, Prof James Tatoulis is a most worthy recipient of the Award for Excellence in Surgery," Mr Skillington said.
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