Born in Cobram, Victoria, Paddy Dewan lived in Wangaratta, in the North East of Victoria, until he ventured off to University in Melbourne.
Dux of his school, he has gone on to complete MB BS, BMedSc, MS, MMedSc, MD, PhD, FRACS, and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, the Australian Institute of company Directors and the College of Medication Administrators.
His training in Medicine, Surgery and Paediatric Urology have seen him employed in Melbourne, Dunedin, Dublin, London and the USA. Returning to Australia, he initially took up a position in Adelaide, both as a clinician and researcher in Paediatric Urology. His has renamed congenital urethral obstruction (COPUM), developed new approaches to the management of anorectal anomalies, especially the megarectum(Rectal Ectasia), and has written a number of landmark papers on the use of plastics in medicine and bladder enlargement without the bowel lining (Augmentation).
In developing countries, he has assisted with the surgical care of thousands of children, particularly those with anorectal anomalies (Anal Deformity) and bladder exstrophy (Exstrophy), lessons that have facilitated improved care in other countries. Professor Dewan has published over 200 paper in scientific and other journals and books (Publications).
Paddy has a particular interest in valid reflection on clinical care, rather than just an audit process.
(Read more at paddydewan.com)
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