ANZAOMS welcomes incoming President, Dr Patrishia Bordbar from Victoria

Article by Belinda Mellowes

This year’s AGM saw Vice President (President Elect), Dr Patrishia Bordbar take over the reigns of the Association. Dr Bordbar has served on Council for over 10 years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this important leadership position.

Dr Bordbar is a Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS), and graduated from The University of Melbourne Dental School with a BDSc in 1996. She then went on to complete her Medical Degree (MBBS) and Masters degree in OMS all through The University of Melbourne, and completed her four year hospital based surgical training through the major tertiary hospitals in Melbourne. She has been the recipient of several prizes and awards, including the F.G. Christensen medal for achieving the highest score in the Part I College examinations (RACDS). Dr Bordbar has spent an additional two years training in the UK, including sub-specialty training in Craniofacial Surgery. She maintains micro-accreditation in Craniofacial Surgery and is a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), in addition to her FRACDS (OMS).

Dr Bordbar is a Consultant surgeon in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and has been in private practice as a specialist surgeon in Melbourne since 2008. She is an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) following a decade of service at RMH. She holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at the Department of Paediatrics through The University of Melbourne. She is a regular invited speaker at national and international conferences, and a regular reviewer for major international scientific journals.

Dr Bordbar is an ANZAOMS Councillor since 2011, and has served as past president of ANZAOMS (Vic) for two terms. She is Supervisor of Training at The Royal Children’s Hospital, and is an accredited examiner with the RACDS regularly examining the surgical OMS trainees.

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