Mr Tom Bowles

Great Southern Specialist Centre

General Surgeon

Surgery General
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Profile

Tom grew up in country Victoria where he completed all of his schooling before moving to Melbourne for Medical School. Following completion of his degree and intern year he moved to Perth with his wife Sarah. He commenced surgical training in Perth that was based entirely on a long term aim of living and working in Albany.

Throughout his surgical training and career, this desire to promote regional and remote surgical practice as a pathway and career choice for others has been a major motivation. As a trainee he was an active voice within the Provincial Surgeons of Australia(PSA). He utilised the training opportunities this group opened up to tailor his skill set for regional work.

Upon commencing his consultancy in Albany, Tom has remained an active member of the PSA and has been the Treasurer for over 10 years as well as hosting its meeting in 2016. He has been involved at a state and national level on surgical training in regional and remote areas and how to address the ongoing shortfalls.

Professionally Tom is an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has held a number of positions within the organisation.

Education

MBBS Melbourne University 1997
Internship Austin and Repatriation Hospital Melbourne
FRACS 2006
Trauma Fellow RPH 2006
Rural Fellow (Colorectal/Endocrine) Geelong 2005

Current

Member of Court of Examiners Royal Australian College of Surgeons (General Surgery)
Director of Surgery WA Country Health Services
Director of Surgery Albany Health Campus
Faculty of Definitive Surgical Trauma Course

Previous

WA State Committee RACS 2008-2018
Chair WA State Committee RACS 2013-15
Past Chair Rural Surgical Section RACS 2009-2013
Member Rural Surgical Section Executive 2007-2013
Faculty of Non Operative Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)
Supervisor Surgical Training Albany
Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Programme Management Committee
Supervisor Surgical Training Albany
Board in General Surgery WA 2008-2017
Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) National Committee

When not working Tom is actively involved in the Albany community and sporting organisations.

Albany Surf Life Saving Club as a patrolling member.

Awards

2017 Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) Award
2018 Certificate for Outstanding Service to the RACS WA State board
2018 Certificate of Outstanding Service for education and trainee supervision