Professor Brad Frankum elected new President of the Australian Medical Association (NSW)

Brad Frankum

Professor Brad Frankum, conjoint Professor with Western Sydney University's School of Medicine, has been elected as the new President of the Australian Medical Association (NSW).

Professor Brad Frankum was elected unopposed (opens in a new window) following the end of the two-year term of Dr Saxon Smith. Professor Frankum was Dr Smith's vice-president during that time.

An allergy specialist and immunologist at Campbelltown Hospital, Professor Frankum is also a member of the South Western Sydney Local Health District Board.

He was an early appointment to the University's School of Medicine when it was first established in 2007, where he held the role of Clinical Dean for the School's Clinical School based at Cambelltown Hospital. He was also Deputy Dean of the School from 2011 to 2014.

Having lived and worked in Western and South Western Sydney, Professor Frankum understands very well the unique health challenges of the region, and the importance of preventative health.

Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor Annemarie Hennessy, congratulated Professor Frankum on his new role.

"Brad is passionate about making a difference and improving the health outcomes for the people of western Sydney. He was a great champion of the University having its own medical school that could train future doctors who have grown up in the western Sydney region," says Professor Hennessy.

"I have no doubt Brad will make an outstanding contribution to the leadership of the Australian Medical Association (NSW). On behalf of the School community we wish him every success."


Photo: Daily Telegraph

23 May 2016

Amanda Whibley, Media and Public Relations Manager

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