ANZAST Executive

Ian Civil – President

Ian is a vascular and general surgeon with a particular interest in trauma. He has served on a number of international trauma organisations becoming President of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) in 1999 and President of the International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Intensive Care (IATSIC) from 2007-2009. Ian is a founding member of the Australasian Trauma Society and served as President from 2011-2013. From 2010-2012 he served as President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In 2012 Ian was appointed Clinical Leader of the Major Trauma National Clinical Network for the Ministry of Health and ACC, and Clinical Leader of the Perioperative Harm Advisory Group for the Health Quality and Safety Commission. Ian is Professor of Surgery with the University of Auckland and practices as a General and Vascular surgeon at Auckland City Hospital where he is the Director of Trauma Services.

Joe Dawson – Secretary

Joe is a Vascular and Trauma Surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He completed his training in General and Vascular Surgery in the U.K. and prior to moving to Australia was Trauma Fellow and then Consultant at the Royal London Hospital.  He is a member of the Australasian Trauma Society, RACS Trauma Committee SA, RACS Road Trauma Advisory Subcommittee and CALHN Trauma Management Committee.  After his M.D. he completed a Masters with a dissertation on Trauma Systems and continues his research interests as Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. He teaches on several trauma skills courses and is a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators (RACS), Faculty of Surgical Trainers (RCSEd), Section of Academic Surgery (RACS) and Associate Member of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Kate Martin – Treasurer

Kate Martin completed her General Surgical Training in 2005. She completed her Fellowship training in General Surgery and Trauma at the Alfred, Western and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, and then returned to the Alfred full-time as a General and Trauma Surgeon in 2009.

She is a director with the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) and Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) faculties, and is the immediate-past supervisor of the General Surgical Training Program at the Alfred Hospital. Kate is the treasurer of ANZAST, the secretary of the Australasian Trauma Society and Chair of the EMST Committee. She is also a member of the Federal and Victorian State Trauma Committees of RACS, as well as the DSTC Committee.

Zsolt Balogh – Chief of Curriculum

Professor Zsolt J. Balogh is a trauma surgeon, the Director of Trauma at the John Hunter Hospital and the Professor of Surgery and Traumatology at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.  At these institutions he supervises the clinical trauma fellowship (orthopaedic and general) program and PhD program in Traumatology.  His main clinical and research interests are traumatic shock & resuscitation, physiological and inflammatory/immunological response to trauma, polytrauma management,  pelvic fractures and major orthopaedic trauma, abdominal compartment syndrome and postinjury multiple organ failure.

Dieter Weber – Supervisor of Post-Fellowship Training

Dieter Weber is a Trauma surgeon with the State Major Trauma Service at Royal Perth Hospital. He is on staff in the School of Surgery with The University of Western Australia and is also a course coordinator for the Masters of Traumatology with the University of Newcastle. He has authored and instructed on numerous trauma and emergency surgery related courses, and is engaged in the field of trauma research. He is a Board member of the World Society of Emergency Surgery. Locally he serves as the trauma representative for State Committee, as well as the regional representative for the Clinical Examinations Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

John Crozier AM CSM – Chair, RACS Trauma Committee

John Crozier AM CSM FRACS, is a vascular and trauma surgeon, on staff of Liverpool Hospital, South West Sydney. He has Chaired the binational Trauma Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 2014. He serves as vascular surgical specialty representative on RACS Council. He is co-chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol.  He has participated as an instructor on Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Courses from 1997, within Australia, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand and Israel.

David Read – Military Representative

David Read is a General Surgeon and the Director of Trauma & Burns at the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He has a very broad based surgical practice but has a particular interest in Trauma and Burns, Surgical Oncology and Paediatrics. As an Army Reservist he has deployed to East Timor, Iraq and Bali. He has also been involved in the RDH response to the Bali bombings and East Timor, Ashmore Reef, and the AUSMAT deployment to the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.  An avid teacher, he is an instructor on EMST, EMSB, DTSC and the Surgical & Anesthetic AUSMAT course. He has extensive experience in Indigenous Health and has an interest in the delivery of specialist services to remote Indigenous communities.