Leading paediatric surgeons join Mater
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Dr Graham Nunn, one of Australia’s top children’s cardiac surgeons, was appointed to lead the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) surgical team at the Mater Children’s Hospital in March 2008.
Dr Nunn has worked extensively in Australia and overseas. For the past 25 years he had been a senior paediatric cardiac surgeon at the Children’s Hospital Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Dr Nunn’s appointment was a huge boost for Queensland as he is considered one of the most experienced children’s cardiac surgeons in Australasia.
Dr Nunn began his new role as Director of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery of the QPCS on 18 March 2008 in preparation for the transfer of the children’s cardiac service from The Prince Charles Hospital.
The QPCS made its official move to Mater Children’s Hospital in May.
Late in 2008, the QPCS surgical team was further strengthened when world renowned children’s cardiac surgeon Dr Tom Karl joined the team.
Dr Karl has previously worked in Australia at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne where he worked for 10 years and during his tenure was made the Director of the Paediatric Cardiac Surgical Unit for six of those years.
Prior to his QPCS appointment Dr Karl was working as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital joins the team. He also held appointments at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centre and the University of California Davis Children’s Hospital.