Thomas Andrew Torda, OAM, MD.

Born 1934, Budapest, Hungary. Married, to Phyllis, nurse and Health Administrator, 2 children, Andrew, Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Hamburg (, 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.)

1974 Senior Specialist. Senior Lecturer (Conjoint) UNSW.

1979 MD (UNSW); Associate Professor (Conjoint) UNSW.

1984 Personal Chair (Conjoint) in Anaesthesia, UNSW.

          Other qualifications: FANZCA; FJFICM.

          Retired from clinical practice, 2003.

2003 Appointed Professor (Conjoint) School of Medical Sciences, UNSW. Taught courses in respiratory physiology for Medical and Science students, Facilitated scenario groups in new course 2003 – 2008.

Writing book on Introductory Statistics for Health Care Workers.

2005 Elected to Board of Directors of the Randwick Bowling Club.


Major Distinctions:

Gilbert Troup Medal, Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

Gilbert Brown Medal, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

1980 Guest Professor, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston.

1980 Guest Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MINN.

1982 Guest Professor, Chinese Academy of Medicine, Beijing.

1992 Guest Professor Keio Medical School, Tokyo

1988, 1992, 1996 Invited speaker World Congresses of Anaesthesiology,.

2000 OAM.



103 peer reviewed papers, 10 book chapters.

  Site Map