Born 1934, Budapest, Hungary. Married, to Phyllis, nurse and Health Administrator, 2 children, Andrew, Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Hamburg (www.zbh.uni-hamburg.de/research/BM/torda/publist.html), and Adrienne ,Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics, Univ. of New South Wales.
1944 Deported from Budapest by Nazis to Bergen Belsen, with parents, Steven and Elisabeth.
1958 Graduated Univ. of Sydney, MB. BS., Intern, Sydney Hospital.
1959 RMO and Anaesthetic Registrar, Royal Perth Hospital.
1960 Anaesthetic Registrar St. George’s Hospital Group, London.
1961 DA (RCP & RCS)
1963 Registered NY State, USA, Fellow in Anesthesiology Montefiore Hospital and Instructor, Columbia Presbyterian Medical School.
1965 Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology. Adjunct Attending Anesthesiologist, Montefiore Hospital, Instructor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
1966 Specialist Anaesthetist Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals, Sydney. Lecturer (Conjoint) UNSW.
1967 Director, Intensive Care Unit, Acting Director of Anaesthesia, Prince Henry Hospital.
1968 FFARACS. Later endorsed in Intensive Care.
1972 Anesthesiologist in Charge Anesthesiology Research Lab Montefiore Hospital (N.Y.)