UWA Publishing author and physician Professor Paul Komesaroff was named as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List released yesterday.
The honour was awarded to Professor Komesaroff in recognition of his significant service to ethics in medicine as a physician, researcher and philosopher.
Having been widely published in the fields of philosophy and medicine previously, Professor Komesaroff has just released his first novel in both Australia (UWA Publishing) and the USA (River Grove Books).
Riding a Crocodile: A Physician's Tale is both an insider’s account of life in a major teaching hospital and a chilling detective story, exploring life and death issues of urgent contemporary relevance.
Ian Kerridge, Director at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine describes it as, “at once both intimate and political, Riding a Crocodile eloquently explores the complexity of biomedicine and exposes the pathos, humour, suffering, (in)dignity, conflict and love that inscribe illness, aging and death.”
Professor Komesaroff is a physician and philosopher, serving in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He also served as the director on the Monash Centre for the Study of Ethics in Medicine and Society from 2005-2013.
Five hundred and seventy one people received awards in the general division of the Order of Australia, and the full list can be seen at http://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2014-honours-list.
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