Dr Douglas Cavaye, Chairperson
Doug Cavaye is Associate Professor of Surgery, and member of Senate at the University of Queensland. He is founder and chairman of the Vascular Foundation, past-president of the ANZSVS, and examiner in vascular surgery.
Research interests have focused on minimally invasive vascular intervention, with particular regard to intravascular ultrasound imaging. He has published two texts on vascular imaging and catheter-based intervention guidance. He sees the Vascular Foundation as critical to promotion and support of academic vascular surgery in Australia and New Zealand.
Jason is currently Director of Vascular Surgery at Austin Health and Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne. His governance experience includes serving as RACS Victorian Regional Chair, AMA Victoria Councillor, Chair of the CCRTPET Committee, and serving on the ANZSVS CPD and Audit Committee. He has previously been involved with general hospital accreditation against NSQHS Standards, RACS accreditation for General and Vascular Specialist Training Posts, DIAS accreditation for two Vascular Laboratories and been a member of AMC Medical School Accreditation Panels.
His research interests include exploring the impact of new technology in Medicine and Surgery, particularly to improving patient care, implementing clinical research, and assisting surgical education. He is also Director of 3dMedLab, the multidisciplinary Medical 3d Printing Laboratory based at Austin Health and The University of Melbourne. Jason hopes to bring this breadth of experience and an open mind to either the ANZSVS executive or RACS Board of Vascular Surgery if successful.
Professor Rob Fitridge
Professor Rob Fitridge is Head of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor of Vascular Surgery at The University of Adelaide.
He has a long-term interest in the diabetic foot and in wound healing of chronic leg wounds. He is a member of the International Working Group for the Diabetic Foot and a member of the steering committee of the Global Guidelines for Chronic Limb-threatening Ischaemia.
Rob was chair of the ANZ Board of Vascular Surgery 2004-06, president of the ANZ Society for Vascular Surgery 2010-12 and President of the World Federation of Vascular Societies from 2011-12.
He has published on modelling of outcomes after endovascular aortic aneurysm surgery, worked on iliac artery morphology analysis and was recently basic science section editor for the Oxford Textbook of Vascular Surgery.
Dean Morrison has 20 years of experience in the accounting and financial sector with a wealth of knowledge on finance-related matters, such as tax compliance and internal accounting.
Dean began as a graduate accountant at a chartered accounting practice in Melbourne in 1993. In 2001 he became an audit manager before becoming chief financial officer at a sport’s insurance underwriting agency remaining in the insurance industry until 2012.
Dean is currently an associate at CHN Herold Ross in East Ringwood.
Professor Andre van Rij
Professor Andre van Rij is the Ralph Barnett Professor of Surgery at the University of Otago. and senior vascular surgeon at Dunedin Hospital. He is Director of the Vascular Research Unit and the Vascular Diagnostics facility in the Department of Surgical Sciences.
He has published in a wide range of surgical areas including the genetics of vascular disease, aortic aneurysm screening, bariatric surgery, clinical priority scoring, nutrition, surgical decision making, clinical audit as well as in venous disease.
Andre has been President of the New Zealand Association of General Surgery and the Vascular Society of New Zealand, the New Zealand Censor for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is Chancellor of the Australasian College of Phlebology.
Dr Harry Gibbs
Dr Harry Gibbs is a graduate of the University of Sydney. He trained in Cardiology and Vascular Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney with subsequent training at The Cornell University Medical Center, New York. He has been the Director of the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, the Director of Cardiology at Lismore Base Hospital and is currently the Program Director of the Outpatients Program, Deputy Director of General Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and Director of Medicine at Sandringham Hospital in Melbourne. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Monash University. His interests and are cardiovascular and general medicine, with a particular interest in thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy.