Dr Andrew Ross
I have had more than 40 years specialist experience based in leading regional and city hospital practices, with major clinical roles as an actively practising obstetric anaesthetist and VMO specialist intensivist, including 28 years continuous experience at the Alfred Hospital ICU. My practice has involved both the public and private hospital systems.
In addition to my clinical experience, I have held senior administrative roles as the Director of Anaesthesia at two of Australia’s largest obstetric training facilities based in Melbourne – The Royal Women’s and the Mercy Hospital For Women.
The development and mentoring of young doctors and the upholding of medical professional standards has also remained a focal point during my career, having been actively involved in the teaching and supervision of College trainees and International Medical Graduates at all levels in Anaesthesia and Critical Care for more than 20 years.
I have also been an invited speaker at medical conferences and had numerous articles published in leading medical journals throughout my career.
For more than the last 10 years I have been a VMO at both the Alfred and Mercy Hospitals, where I have been actively involved in supervising, and teaching both local trainees and IMG’s of varying experience. Previously, I was the Supervisor of Training for some 10 years whilst at the Royal Women’s Hospital, and for several years afterwards when at the Mercy Hospital For Women.
I was also part of the Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation (VMPF) educational system for rural practitioners. As part of this, over several decades, I travelled to regional centres to lecture and advise primarily Fellows as well as General Practitioner anaesthetists, on various current practice developments and anaesthetic topics of current interest.
I have also been a member of the AMA Peer Support Group for 3 years providing voluntary telephone assistance and support to doctors at all levels of experience.