Steve joined Stace Anaesthetists in 1997 and has been working in the practice continuously since that time. In 2018 Steve was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to medicine, particularly anaesthesiology.
Steve has a wide range of clinical anaesthetic experience and a strong interest in teaching anaesthesia, particularly to anaesthetists in developing countries, and also to Australian anaesthetists who are preparing to work overseas. Steve regularly works in neighbouring developing countries.
A large part of Steve’s work in Adelaide centres around anaesthesia for urology, ear nose and throat surgery, eye surgery, general surgery and colo-rectal surgery including sedation for endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Training & Experience
- Registrar in South Australian Anaesthesia training program 1981-82 and 1987-90
- Registrar in Anaesthesia, United Kingdom, 1986
- Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1991
- Volunteer doctor, Australian Volunteers International, working in the Cook Islands South Pacific 1983/84 and again in 1989/90
- Consultant Staff Anaesthetist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1992/94
- Inaugural Anaesthetic Training Program Coordinator, Pacific Anaesthetic Training Program, Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Suva Fiji, 1995/96
- Senior Consultant Specialist Anaesthetist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1997
- Visiting Consultant to the Anaesthetic Department, Flinders Medical Centre from 1997
2018 - Medal of the Order of Australia. Conferred by the Government of Australia "in recognition for service to medicine, particularly to anaesthesiology"
2018 - Medical Educator Award. Conferred by the Australian Medical Association for "outstanding contribution to medical education"
2008 - Gilbert Brown Award. Conferred by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists for "devotion and commitment to advancing anaesthesia and education overseas"
2002 - Presidents Award. Conferred by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists to a member who has made a significant contribution to the affairs of the ASA