Michael Patkin's

 My curriculum vitae

Publication history, Reflections & comments



Surgery & ergonomics


Information design

Editorials, book reviews




My brief c.v. is:

Born Melbourne 1933


Miss Bradshaw's Primary School, Fitroy St, St Kilda 1939-1942
Melbourne Grammar School 1943-1948
Melbourne High School 1949-1950


University of Melbourne 1951-57, MBBS
Clinical School: Prince Henry's Hospital


FRCS (1962), FRCSEd (1962), FRACS (1967)

Awards and Honours:

Member of the Order of Australia (AM) 2011. (Citation: For service to medicine as a surgeon, and to the study and practice of ergonomics and instrumental design.)


Prince Henry's Hospital 1958-59 (intern)
Royal Portsmouth Hospital 1960-62
North Middlesex Hospital 1962-64 (registrar)
West Middlesex Hospital 1964-65
Dungog NSW 1965-70 (general practice in partnership with Dr David Freeman)
Royal Newcastle Hospital 1970-72 (Fellow in Surgery)
Whyalla Hospital, South Australia 1972-99 (Surgeon)
Retired from clinical practice 2000 to North Adelaide.

Present appointments: 

Lecturer, Department of Surgery, University of Adelaide at Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Flinders University 
Board of Governors, Communication Research Institute of Australia
Adjunct professor of Ergonomics in Surgery, Macquarie University School of Advanced Medical Studies

Other past positions:

President, Ergonomics Society of Australia 1985-86
Lecturer of the Year, Australian Computer Society 1986


Clinical surgery, ergonomics in surgery, microsurgery and lap surgery
Information Design

Academic Travel

Germany and USA 1976
Singapore 1977-78-79
PR China 1986-88-91
Japan 1991
Australia, USA, Germany, Israel, on many occasions


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