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Humanitarian Aid


Dr Gillies' humanitarian interest commenced with a trip to Tanzania whilst a medical student. He went on to join MSF,  and has most recently worked in Haiti as a surgeon at the Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais. He is currently part of the Lancet Global Commission on Surgery, the findings of which will be published in early May 2015.

Rowan first worked as a doctor for MSF in 1998. In 2002 he was the President of MSF Australia, and was elected as President of the MSF International Council in 2004. He spent 3 years based in Geneva for this role. 


  • Plastic Surgeon Gaza, 2011

  • President, International Council MSF Geneva 2004 - 2006

  • Surgeon, Cote D'Ivoire 2006

  • Surgeon, Democratic Republic of Congo 2005

  • President MSF Australia 2002 - 2005

  • Board Member MSF Australia 2001 - 2007

  • Medical Coordinator, Liberia/Sudan 2001

  • Field Coordinator Sierra Leone 1999

  • Doctor, Afghanistan 1998


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Dr Rowan Gillies
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