Life Members

  • Rob Fris
  • Harry Frydenberg
  • Andrew Jamieson
  • Paul O’Brien

Paul O'Brien - ANZMOSS Life MemberProfessor Paul O’Brien is the Head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, one of the most active clinical centres in Australia.  He is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University after being Head of the University’s Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to 2004.

He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Monash University in 2004 and is now the Emeritus Director. His current principal areas of clinical and research interest are in the morbidity of obesity and the health benefits of weight loss.

He has published more than 300 papers in the medical literature and has been actively involved in conducting postgraduate courses and workshops on obesity and its treatments in Australia, Europe, USA, Asia-Pacific countries, South America and Canada for the past 20 years.

He is Advisory Editor for the journal “Obesity Surgery”. He has been elected to Life Membership of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) and the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ).  He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June, 2017

  • Lillian Kow  Lilian Kow is a senior consultant surgeon at Flinders Medical Centre and Clinical Associate Professor at Flinders University of South Australia. She has been involved in training surgeons in bariatric surgery nationally and internationally.Lilian is a co-founder/Director of the Adelaide Bariatric Centre which was established in 1995 as the first obesity surgical clinic in Adelaide.She is the President-Elect and Treasurer/Secretary of IFSO, the Immediate Past President of the IFSO-APC, and past president of the Obesity Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand OSSANZ (ANZMOSS).  She also runs the Education Portfolio as the Executive member for Australian Chinese Medical Association (SA)


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2019 Annual Meeting
Brisbane Convention Centre
2 - 4 October 2019
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