15 February 2016
A/Prof Brian McCaughan is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon with a career long commitment and passion for the management of thoracic malignancies.
He is also Chairman of the Clinical Excellence Commission and the Agency for Clinical Innovation.
A Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Brian has had a clinical career of 40 years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital. He was also involved in many management roles at hospital, district, state and commonwealth level. These included the RPA Director of Surgery, Central Sydney Area Director of Cardiovascular Service and he was elected the Chairman of the New South Wales State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Prof McCaughan was appointed to the New South Wales Health Council and served as the President of the New South Wales Medical Board from 1999 to 2004. He was Chair of the Sustainable Access Task Force and also a member of the Health Minister’s Advisory Council for New South Wales Health.
In 2009 he was awarded Member of the Order of Australia for his services to medicine.