by Russell Strong
Professor Russell Strong is a world-renowned surgeon who specialised in liver surgery; his groundbreaking work saving thousands of lives and placing the Liver Unit at Princess Alexandra Hospital at the forefront of world practice.
In addition to his personal achievements and enduring marriage with Judith, Russell’s ensuing professional accolades include performing the first successful liver transplant in Australia, pioneering several liver transplant techniques and the establishment of the world leading Queensland Liver Transplant Unit in Brisbane, and performing the first successful living donor liver transplant in the world, from a mother to her son in 1989.
He was honoured by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth with a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1987 and received Australia’s highest honour, the AC, in 2001. In the same year he received the prestigious Centennial Prize of the International Society of Surgery in Brussels and subsequently received many international awards including an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2002 and an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 2008 and was Knighted by the King of Malaysia in 2010 for his work in surgical education, endowing him with the official title, Professor Datuk Dr Russell Strong.