The Late

John Allan Buntine

MBBS (Melb) - Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 

FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

(For "Australasian" read Australian and New Zealand) - in general surgery


Deceased - 06.10.2021




As at September 2020


Present Positions

Medico-Legal Reporting

Australian Hand Surgery Society - Member 

Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons - Member

Medico-Legal Section of the RACS - Member

Medico-Legal Society of Victoria - Member

MIGA (medical indemnity insurer) - Medical Advisor

Council of Procedural Specialists - Board Member

Australian Doctor's Fund - Member

AMA - Fellow

Joint TAC Medical Examiner

Worksafe Impairment assessor

Fully accredited Independent Medical Examiner - WorkCover Tasmania

Accredited for AMA 5 & GEPI 2 assessments



Training & Past Experience

Australian Association of Surgeons - Immediate Past President

Australian Hand Surgery Society - Past President

Austin Hospital - previously surgeon in charge of the Plastic Surgery Unit and later surgeon in charge of the Plastic Surgery Unit at the Box Hill Hospital of Eastern Health

Invivo - (QBE Medical Indemnity Insurer) - Past Medical Advisor

Anatomy Department of the University of Melbourne - past tutor in anatomy

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons - past tutor in physiology

Royal College of Surgeons of England - past research into wound healing and tutoring in neurophysiology

Royal Melbourne Hospital - general surgical training 

Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit - training in plastic surgery and hand surgery 

Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, UK - post-graduate training

USA - sabbatical leave - reconstructive surgery to improve function of the hand in quadriplegia

AMA Health Fund - Past Director

Health & Lifecare (hospital group) - Past Board Member

WHO (World Health Organisation) - Past Advisor with respect to Mycobacterium ulcerans infection





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