ANZAST Executive

Jeremy Hsu – President

Associate Professor Jeremy Hsu is a trauma and oncoplastic breast surgeon at Westmead Hospital. He completed a trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at Harborview Medical Centre/University of Washington, Seattle, USA as well as a breast surgery fellowship with the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in Sydney, Australia. He is the Director of Trauma at Westmead Hospital and holds clinical academic appointments with both the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. Jeremy has research interests in trauma clinical outcomes and systems. He is also significantly involved with trauma/surgical education, being an examiner on the RACS Court of General Surgery, an EMST director, and having introduced the Anatomically Based Surgical Exposure for Trauma Course (ABSET) into Australia.

Kate Martin – Vice President

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. Kate is now a General and Trauma Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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 vice-president of ANZAST, the secretary of the Australasian Trauma Society and immediate-past 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.

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.

John Crozier AM CSM – Treasurer & 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.

Executive 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.

Oscar Aldridge


Jodie-Kate Williams

Jodie-Kate Williams is a General Surgeon and the Director of Trauma and Burns at the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) based at the Royal Darwin Hospital. Jodie completed her surgical training in Sydney and Newcastle before carrying out a year as the Trauma Fellow at the NCCTRC. After several years in Newcastle she has returned to Darwin as Director of Trauma and Co-Director of the Surgical Acute Care Unit at Royal Darwin Hospital. Jodie also holds an Associate Fellowship in Medical Administration and a Masters in International Public Health. Jodie is a registered member of the Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AUSMAT) and director of the Surgical Team AUSMAT course. She was deployed to East Timor in 2016 and through the NCCTRC is involved in the WHO Global EMT network. She has an interest in global and indigenous health, and coordinates the Remote Trauma teaching program for the NT as well as serving as instructor for Mass Casualty and Disaster courses throughout Australia and the Pacific Region. Jodie is a member of the Binational Trauma Committees and Road Trauma Advisory Sub-Committee of RACS, Academy of Surgical Educators, Australian and New Zealand Burns Association and the Australasian Trauma Society.

Li Hsee


James McKay