South Perth Clinical Professor awarded Medal of the Order of Australia


Professor John Rosenthal has had a long and outstanding medical career and vast and varied community service.  Picture: Bruce Hunt    d483607
Professor John Rosenthal has had a long and outstanding medical career and vast and varied community service. Picture: Bruce Hunt d483607

WITH more than 25 years of experience in legal and rehabilitation medicine, Clinical Professor John Graham Rosenthal has undoubtedly left his mark on the WA community.

For his services to medicine, the South Perth resident was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia at the Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards yesterday .

Prof Rosenthal has mentored postgraduate medicinal students at Sir Charles Gairdner hospital for the past 20 years.

“It’s part of my ongoing commitment; I’ve always placed an important emphasis and level of enjoyment on teaching,” he said.

In February , Prof Rosenthal was appointed Clinical Professor at Curtin University assisting with curriculum planning and teaching legal medicine, which had not previously been covered due to it being a relatively new course.

Prof Rosenthal also contributed to the Perth Hebrew Congregation and Perth Zoological Gardens.

He was the honorary treasurer for the Congregation from 1986 to 1989

Prof Rosenthal was a board member for Perth Zoological Gardens from 1984 to 1988 and founding chairman of the Great Zoo Appeal Committee, which contributed to building the African savannah area at Perth Zoo.

Prof Rosenthal credited his old mentor Professor John Loeser from Washington State University for creating the template of teachings he follows.

“What I’ve done isn’t original; I’m trying to emulate (Prof John Loeser); what he has written, what he has said and how he teaches,” he said.

“The thing that gives me the most satisfaction is assisting people who have been catastrophically injured and getting them the right compensation and care.”

Prof Rosenthal now works as a consultant for the Next Health Group.

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