Rowan Gillies

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Rowan Gillies
Nationality Australian

Rowan Gillies is a doctor from Sydney, Australia. He is the youngest ever International Council President of the Nobel-Prize Winning Médecins Sans Frontières.[1]

Educated at Sydney Grammar School and graduating with honours from the University of New South Wales, Dr Gillies is training to become a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.[2] In January 2002 he became Australia's MSF leader and was thereafter elected as international leader that year.[3] He has worked on the field for MSF in some of the world's most troubled regions, including Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Liberia, Beirut, Congo and Sri Lanka.[4]

He was listed by The Age as one of "The 50 Australians Who Matter" in 2005.[5]

Dr Rowan Gillies delivered the prestigious 52nd annual Errol Solomon Meyers Memorial Lecture in 2009 in Brisbane, Australia.[6]

  1. ^ http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/invoke.cfm?objectid=E52B51E1-5056-AA77-6C35C87E4DD20560&component=toolkit.article&method=full_html
  2. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/01/1067597203231.html?from=storyrhs
  3. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/04/1091557900430.html?from=storylhs
  4. ^ http://bulletin.syd.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=177687&print=true
  5. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/01/20/1106110882796.html
  6. ^ uqms.org