HEMI Executive Director

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Professor Donald G MacLellan   

B.Sc., M.D., M.B.A., F.R.A.C.S.



Professor Donald MacLellan is renowned internationally for his presentations and publications on wounds and tissue repair. As a result, his impressive credentials in this area have established him as a pre-eminent speaker on wound related topics.

As co-founder of HEMI – established in 1996 – and also co-founder of the Wound Foundation of Australia, where he served as Executive Chairman from 1993 to 1998, Professor MacLellan has a proven dedication to enhancing the knowledge and standard of wound management. He is a Fellow and life member of the Australian Wound Management Association.

After gaining his medical qualifications from Glasgow University, Professor MacLellan commenced his post-graduate training in general surgery before migrating to Melbourne, Australia in 1978. He was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1984 before advancing his post-graduate surgical and research expertise in Hong Kong, Texas and the UK.

In 1991, Professor MacLellan was appointed to the Chair of Surgery, University of Melbourne at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, and 5 years later he was appointed Foundation Professor of Surgery, Canberra Clinical School, the University of Sydney.  In 2002, he was appointed Director of Clinical Services, Hunter Area Health Service and Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle before becoming the State-wide Program Director of Surgery in the NSW Health Department from 2005 to 2012.

Professor MacLellan is currently the Director of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care in the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

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