Paddy Dewan, Ph.D., MD, MS, MMedSc, FRCS, FRACS

Born in Cobram, Victoria, Paddy Dewan, Ph.D., MD, MS, MMedSc, FRCS, FRACS, lived in Wangaratta, in the North East of Victoria, until he ventured off to University in Melbourne.

Dux of his school, he has gone on to complete MB BS, BMedSc, MS, MMedSc, MD, Ph.D., FRACS. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the College of Medication Administrators.

His training in Medicine, Surgery, and Paediatric Urology has seen him employed in Melbourne, Dunedin, Dublin, London, and the USA.  Returning to Australia, he initially took up a position in Adelaide as a clinician and researcher in Paediatric Urology. He has renamed congenital urethral obstruction, developed new approaches to the management of anorectal anomalies, especially the megarectum, and has written a number of landmark papers on the use of plastics in medicine and bladder enlargement without the bowel lining.

In developing countries, he has assisted with the surgical care of thousands of children, particularly those with anorectal anomalies and bladder exstrophy, lessons that have facilitated improved care in other countries.  Professor Dewan has published over 200 papers in scientific and other journals and books.
Paddy has a particular interest in valid reflection on clinical care, rather than just an audit process.

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