Assoc/Prof Hamish Ewing is a General Surgeon who studied at University of Melbourne and then Royal Melbourne Hospital. Having obtained FRACS in 1980 he set off for two years surgical experience working in the United Kingdom. Since returning to Melbourne in 1982, he has been variously involved with surgical education within The University of Melbourne. He is currently Associate Professor of Surgery at The Northern Hospital, Epping – a position held since 1989. In 2011, he assumed the position of inaugural Clinical Dean for the University of Melbourne at the Northern Hospital.
Earlier interests included animal model research into LASER treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus. Currently major interest focuses on Breast Cancer and Medical Education.
Within the College of Surgeons, he was previously a member of the Basic Surgical Training Committee, being Chair of the OSCE sub committee for some years. In 2002, he first visited Dili, East Timor, as a relieving General Surgeon. This exciting, challenging and rewarding experience led to annual return trips to East Timor and subsequently Chairmanship of P.I.P. Monitoring Committee, External Examiner to University of PNG. M.Med(Surg) exams and membership to the Rowan Nicks & International Committees of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. A/Prof Ewing recently visited the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara in May 2016 to promote multidisciplinary care of breast cancer.
Outreach medical development has become a very important component in the life of a Melbourne trained General Surgeon who still enjoys trying to play Touch football.