Carey Medallist 2014


Dr Russell Corlett

Dr Corlett completed Form 12 at Carey in 1960 and graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1966.  He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1973 and completed his plastic surgery training in Bristol, UK in 1976.

There are three main aspects to Dr Corlett’s work that impressed the Carey Medal Committee:  his pioneering work in micro and reconstructive surgery; his contributions to medical research and his dedication to providing free life-changing reconstructive surgery for people with congenital and burn-related disabilities in Fiji, Samoa, Kiribat, Tuvalu, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Bangladesh.