Australia’s rural doctors are a unique group: self-reliant, independent and comfortable with the complexities of treating patients miles from major hospitals. For over 20 years, Aniello Iannuzzi has served the people of Coonabarabran and the surrounding district as their family and hospital doctor.
During this time he has served on a number of boards including the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), AMA NSW, and the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS). Dr Iannuzzi has also been a member of the NSW GP Council, NSW Medical Services Committee, and the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service. He has also been a long-standing member of the Practice Incentives Programme Advisory Group.

Those who know the sacrifices that Dr Iannuzzi has made to his vocation, and in particular rural Australians, are humbled by his capacity and outstanding leadership which is driven by an absolute commitment to the principles of professional independence and social responsibility. The Bruce Shepherd Medal is one way we can acknowledge his outstanding commitment and service to independent medicine.