Sydney Ophthalmologist Dr Michael Steiner arrived in Australia at the age of 2 from Prague. As the son of holocaust survivors, he understands what freedom means. His medical career includes being a pioneer in the performance of laser vision corrective surgery since its inception in Australia in 1991.
Not content to be simply a member of his professional organisations, Michael has undertaken leadership positions in his medical college as Honorary Secretary and President, as Chairman of his Medical Staff Council, as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Congress of Ophthalmology, and by making major contributions to the AMA at state and federal levels, including being President of the NSW Branch from 2010-2012.

Australian ophthalmologists have developed treatment modalities that deliver world’s best eye health to all Australians, combining surgical skill and world-class technology. Dr Michael Steiner has dedicated his professional career to maintaining these standards and protecting the independence of the doctor/patient relationship.

Michael has served as President of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and continues to serve as a Director of the Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS). The Bruce Shepherd Medal is one way that we can acknowledge Dr Michael Steiner’s outstanding contribution to independent medicine.