Western Surgical Health would like to congratulate Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf on being awarded Membership in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours’ list
This honour acknowledges and rewards Professor Hamdorf’s significant contribution to Medical Education and all aspects of Bariatric Surgery. Professor Hamdorf has established a legacy of contribution to the education of medical students, junior doctors and those entering new fields of surgical endeavor. Many current surgeons have trained under Prof Hamdorf as a registrar, intern or medical student and fondly remember their time with him. New cohorts have learned under him as a tertiary hospital Consultant in Upper GI & General Surgery, as well as facilitator and mentor at The University of Western Australia. He is also the Director of CTEC, the flagship surgical education facility of Western Australia.
Prof Hamdorf, along with his professional partners, has pioneered a holistic treatment path for obese patients, facing life threatening complications and co-morbidities, brought on by excessive weight. In recognizing that surgery was only a small part of the obesity puzzle. He has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of specialized health professionals including specialist Dietitians, Psychologists, Physiotherapists and Physicians to treat all aspects of the patient’s weight loss journey.
He is a great champion of women in the medical field and in life. In amongst his many professional obligations, he still finds the time to be very involved in family life with his wife and five children, three of whom are still at school, his grandchildren and extended family. He is a ballroom dance enthusiast and sometimes golfs!