Dr. Mohamed Khadra


Dr. Mohamed Khadra is a professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has had a successful and varied career as a leader in education and medicine, internationally and in Australia. He has a degree in Medicine, a PhD and a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He also has a postgraduate degree in Computing and a Masters in Education. He has recently been granted an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List of 2017, in recognition for his ‘distinguished service to medicine in the field of urology as a surgeon, clinician and mentor, to rural and remote medical education, and to literature as an author and playwright’. 

His roles have included Inaugural Chair of Surgery at the Australian National University, Pro-vice Chancellor for Health, Design and Science at the University of Canberra, Professor of Surgery and Head of the School of Rural Health for the University of New South Wales. He has won several research prizes, including the Noel Newton Prize for surgical research and the Alban Gee Prize in urology.

Mohamed is co-founder of the Institute of Technology Australia, an accredited higher-education provider that contributes to social justice by delivering accessible and affordable degrees to students in developing countries. He is the co-author with David Williamson of the play At What Cost? and is currently co-writing another play.

His books have included Making the Cut: A Surgeon’s Stories of Life on the Edge (memoir, Random House, 2007); The Patient: One Man’s Journey through the Australian Healthcare System (memoir, Random House, 2008); Terminal Decline: A Surgeon’s Diagnosis of the Australian Healthcare System (non-fiction, Random House, 2010); and Honour, Duty, Courage (Penguin Random House, 2016).

For enquiries about Mohamed’s publication, audio, film and TV rights, please contact Jeanne Ryckmans: jeanne.ryckmans@cameronsmanagement.com.au