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Dr Tony Joseph

Dr Anthony Joseph FACEM Clinical Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine Dr Tony Joseph is the current Chairman of the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) Medical Staff Council (MSC) – a 350-strong staff representative body. He is the Director of Trauma at RNSH and a staff specialist in the RNSH Emergency Department. Dedicated to the education …

Prof Bruce Robinson

MD, MSc, FRACP Professor Bruce Robinson is a clinical Endocrinologist and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney – a position he has held since 2007. Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) works with the University of Sydney Medical Faculty to provide valuable education and hands-on experience to medical students in a …

Dr Danny Stiel

AM, MD, MSc, FRACP Dr Danny Stiel is a staff specialist gastroenterologist and clinical director of the Division of Medicine and Aged Care at Royal North Shore Hospital. He is also Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. Dr Stiel has a long association with RNSH. He began working at the hospital in 1970 …

Dr Murray Wright

MB, BS, FRANZCP Dr Murray Wright is a clinical psychiatrist and the Clinical Director of the North Shore Ryde Mental Health Service, which includes responsibility for the Mental Health services based at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). Dedicated to the education of aspiring young psychiatrists, Dr Wright is involved in the University of Sydney Undergraduate …

Dr Ray Raper

MBBS, MD, BA, FRACP, FCICM Dr Raper is the Head of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). Dr Raper graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University Sydney in 1977. He completed his resident years at RNSH and trained in the RNSH Intensive Care Unit from 1982-1983, …

Dr Thomas J Hugh

MD, FRACS Dr Thomas Hugh is Head of the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and practices as an Upper GI Surgeon with a major interest in liver, gallbladder and hernia surgery. Dr Hugh graduated from the University of Sydney in …

Dr Gemma A Figtree

MB BS, DPhil, FRACP Dr Gemma Figtree is a Cardiologist at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney.  Her clinical practice focuses on the treatment of coronary artery disease, particularly the rapid treatment of patients with heart attack. She has also been instrumental in establishing a cardiac magnetic resonance …

Nizim Butt

Nizim Butt, 39, Cardiology patient Rushed to Emergency Department for life-saving operation Nizim Butt, 39, of Sydney NSW, suddenly experienced intense pain and collapsed during the middle of an accounting exam on November 23, 2010. He was immediately rushed by ambulance to the Emergency Department at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) for an operation that …

Mark Ford

Mark Ford, 56, Kidney Transplant Patient Experienced first class care at RNSH Mark Ford, 56, of West Pennant Hills NSW, underwent a kidney transplant at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). As a patient at the hospital, Mark received the first class care that RNSH is renowned for going beyond what he had experienced in any …

Rosanna Cotino

Rosanna Cotino, 40, mother of premature baby Neonatal department, RNSH Rosanna Cotino, 40 of Collaroy, Sydney, experienced complications with the birth of her third child. She was bleeding early in her pregnancy and was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). She stayed at RNSH for a few days before entering early labour. Unfortunately there …

Tim Short

Tim Short, 31, car accident survivor Referred to RNSH Trauma Centre Tim Short, 31, of Dubbo NSW, was involved in a severe motor vehicle accident in late November 2010. Suffering multiple and life-threatening injuries, Tim was first air-lifted to Westmead Hospital, and then later referred to Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) – one-of-six NSW trauma …