In Theatre
Vol. 21 No 3 | Spring 2019
Queen’s Birthday Honours
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This article is 5 years old and may no longer reflect current clinical practice.

RANZCOG would like to congratulate the following members and Friend of the College Collections for being awarded Queen’s Birthday Honours for their significant service to the community.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General division
Dr Quang Phu Ho (Fellow)

For service to medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology

Dr Ho settled in Australia in 1981 after fleeing Vietnam as a refugee. Today, he consults with up to 50 patients per week at his Bankstown clinic, works at an IVF clinic and has been a senior lecturer at South Western Sydney Clinical School since 2014.


Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General division
A/Prof Ruth McNair (Diplomate)

For significant service to medicine, and as an advocate for the LGBTIQ community.

A/Prof McNair is Chair of the Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia.


Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in the General division
Prof Ruth Frances Bishop AO (Friend of the College Collections)

For eminent service to global child health through the development of improved vaccines for paediatric gastroenteritis, and to medical research.

Ms Bishop’s work led to the discovery of rotavirus and the development of a world-first vaccination against it.

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