Surgical Training Contacts
HNELHD Network Director for Surgical Skills Training Network:
Conjoint Assoc Prof Stephen Smith
Education Support Officer:
Ms Belinda Tuynman
Medical Administration and Recruitment Managers for Surgery for Hunter New England
Cardiothoracics, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Urology and Vascular
Ms Angela Keers
Ms Louise Abel
Site Directors of Training for Pre-SETs (Unaccredited Registrars/SRMOs and career advice for PGY1s and PGY2s)
Armidale – Dr Graham Stewart
Belmont – Dr Bill Regalo
Calvary Mater Newcastle – Dr David Logan
John Hunter/Royal Newcastle (General Surgery - Assoc Prof Stephen Smith and Orthopaedics - Dr Ben East)
Maitland – Dr Kerrie Lewis
Manning (Taree) – Dr Moheb Ghaly
Tamworth – Dr Frank Sardelic
Conjoint Associate Professor Stephen Smith, Director for the Hunter Surgical Clinical Research Unit
Ms Rosemary Carroll – Surgical Research CNC
Hospitals included in HNLHD surgical network include:-
|Belmont||General Surgery or Orthopaedics|
|Calvary Mater||General Surgery|
|John Hunter/ Royal Newcastle Centre||Cardiothoracics, Head and Neck, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, or OMF, Orthopaedics and Urology|
|Maitland||General Surgery or Orthopaedics|
|Manning (Taree)||General Surgery or Orthopaedics|
|Tamworth||General Surgery or Orthopaedics|
The following hospitals are not part of the HNELHD network but unaccredited and accredited RACS SET Trainees are rotated to these hospitals
|Gosford||General Surgery and Orthopaedics|
|Port Macquarie||General Surgery and Orthopaedics|
John Hunter Hospital
Term assessments are distributed each term for the unaccredited Senior Resident Medical Officers and Registrars. These are for feedback for the doctors from their supervisors. These forms are reviewed by the Network Director for Surgical Training and the Clinical Superintendent for Surgical Services.
Research requirements are a valuable component of applications for RACS SET positions.
Our current Network Director Conjoint Assoc Prof Stephen Smith is also Director for the Hunter Surgical Clinical Research Unit.
There are weekly face to face and zoom meetings.
Please refer to research website for extensive information.
Conjoint Associate Professor Stephen Smith
Ms Rosemary Carroll – Research CNC