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Auckland surgeon receives Colin McRae Medal

Auckland surgeon receives Colin McRae Medal

The New Zealand National Board of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has nominated Randall Morton, Professor of Otolaryngology and surgeon at Middlemore Hospital for the coveted Colin McRae Medal.

The award was presented to Professor Morton today at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Auckland. He is the second recipient of the honour.

Professor Morton described as a “surgical leader in New Zealand,” has been cited for “outstanding work in the field of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.” He has received numerous awards and honours in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States.

In presenting the nomination, Retiring RACS Chairman Phil Bagshaw said Professor Morton “trained in otolaryngology in Auckland and gained post fellowship experience in Auckland, Liverpool and Cape Town. His academic career culminated in his being awarded a Chair in Otolaryngology at Auckland University in 2001.” The Colin McRae Medal commemorates the life and work of the late Colin McRae, an outstanding New Zealand surgeon, and former President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The award recognises and promotes the art and science of surgery and surgical leadership in New Zealand and honours those who have made outstanding contributions in this field.

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