Dr Paul Lambrakis

Dr Paul Lambrakis is the Deputy Director of the Acute Care Surgical Unit and a General Surgeon at Liverpool Hospital. He has a specific interest in Emergency General Surgery and brings extensive experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques in emergency surgery. Paul was the inaugural ASU fellow at Liverpool Hospital in 2013 and prior to this completed post fellowship training at Nepean Hospital in Endocrine surgery. He is an enthusiastic teacher and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer with the University of New South Wales.

Dr Valerie Malka is the Director of the Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Unit at Liverpool Hospital. She was the previous Director of Trauma Services at Westmead Hospital for over a decade. She is an EMST Director and DSTC Instructor with a great passion for trauma and acute care surgery. With special interests in education and quality assurance she has worked extensively in patient safety and the maintenance of ethics in healthcare. Valerie has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Rescue Committee and holds a Diploma in International Humanitarian Assistance from Geneva University and a Master’s Degree in International Public Health with a major in Humanitarian Law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Journalism and works freelance writing medical, health and wellbeing articles.