Assoc Prof Julie Mundy, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Victor Chang Memorial Lecture: The changing face of cardiac surgery

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A/Prof Julie Mundy graduated in medicine from the University of Queensland in 1982. She trained in general surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital followed by cardiothoracic surgery training in Sydney at St. Vincent’s Hospital in adult cardiothoracic surgery and heart-lung transplantation. Further training was obtained in thoracic surgery at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and paediatric cardiac surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital at Camperdown.

After completing her cardiothoracic surgical training in Australia and gaining some overseas experience in Glasgow, Assoc Prof Mundy returned to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney in 1993 as a cardiothoracic and heart-lung transplant surgeon. In 1999 she commenced as the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and established this new unit. She is actively involved with RACS activities as a Councillor and for the last 4 years has held the executive position of Treasurer.

Her main interests are surgical education, having been involved extensively with trainees of all levels from basic through to advanced training, for over 25 years. She has held the positions of Chair, Surgical Science and Clinical Exam Committee as well as Senior Examiner in Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Fellowship Examination. Her other surgical interest areas are blood usage minimisation, perioperative assessment and optimisation and heart failure surgery.