Past Chairman of the Australian Doctors’ Federation

Past Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Past President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

Olympic Water Polo representative, Olympic Water Polo Team Doctor & Team Manager

Dr John Harrison AM has served the Australian medical profession almost unceasingly since he graduated from Medical School; indeed, he has lived a life of concern for his colleagues on a daily basis. At the same time, John was chosen to represent Australia at Water Polo as an Olympic goalkeeper, team manager and team doctor. During his career John has also maintained an active interest in water polo and open ocean swimming, as well as running a highly successful private practice, along with many years of service as an honorary VMO in the NSW public hospital system.

The profession will always remain in enormous debt to John Meredith Harrison. No one could have a better soldier on their side, and there is no more deserving awardee of the Bruce Shepherd Medal for outstanding service to independent medicine.

Thank you John for everything you have ever done for us, your patients and your profession.  We will miss you, but we will never forget you.

Dr Aniello Iannuzzi,
Australian Doctors’ Federation (ADF)