February, 2024
February 2024
Tracey O’Brien: Two of the best medical minds in Australia
Feb 1, 2024, 11:37

Tracey O’Brien: Two of the best medical minds in Australia

Tracey O’Brien shared a post by Australian of the Year Awards on LinkedIn adding:

“Truly a terrific achievement recognising two of the best medical minds in Australia. Georgina and Richard, together with the team Melanoma Institute Australia continue to lead the way globally in improving outcomes for melanoma and in raising awareness of the dangers of UV exposure and in skin cancer prevention. I have nothing but admiration for the pair in how they are tackling Richards’s very personal journey with aggressive brain cancer.”

Quoting Australian of the Year Awards post:

“And your 2024 Australians of the Year is… Georgina Long and Richard Scolyer.

Source: Tracey O’Brien/X and Australian of the Year Awards/X


Dr. Tracey O’Brien is the NSW Chief Cancer Officer and CEO of the Cancer Institute NSW, Australia. Before her current role, Tracey was the Director of the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, and Director of the Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program. Tracey has held numerous high-profile national and international leadership positions, including Advisory Chair, Cancer Australia; V/Chair (Africa, Asia and Australasia) International Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant Research and V/President of the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Oncology Group. In recognition of her exceptional contributions, Tracey was profiled in 2023 as one of the world’s foremost women in paediatric cancer by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology. In 2019 Tracey was named in the Australian Financial Review’s prestigious Top 10 Women of Influence, winning the Innovation category. In addition to her medical expertise, Tracey has a Master of Law (Health) and executive MBA and serves as a conjoint Professor in Clinical Medicine (UNSW) and Honorary Professor in Science and Engineering (Macquarie University). Dr. O’Brien remains committed to mentoring the next generation of clinician leaders and maintains an active clinical practice in cancer survivorship at Sydney Children’s Hospital.