The ANU Medical School has honoured retiring Professor Guan Chong by appointing him as Distinguished Clinical Professor.
Professor Chong was the foundation Professor of Surgery when the Medical School was established in 2004.
He was the driving force behind the surgery curriculum at the ANU Medical School, and he later established a weekly surgical masterclass.
He was presented with the honour at a ceremony at the Canberra Hospital campus by the Dean of the ANU Medical School Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Margaret Harding.
"Professor Chong has combined his surgical expertise, leadership and academic skills to allow the ANU Medical School to have a surgical curriculum that is cutting edge and inspire future generations of surgeons," his award citation said.
"For his contribution to the Medical School and broader surgical context he is awarded the title Distinguished Clinical Professor."
Photograph: Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Professor Guan Chong and Professor Margaret Harding.