A/Prof Rosanna Capolingua began her professional career as a General Practitioner. Her involvement with the AMA saw her advance to State President and later Federal President from 2007-2009. She has also inspired her three children (Cassandra, Lauren and Ben) to follow in her medical footsteps.

Examples of Rosanna’s contribution to her profession include service on the Medical Council of WA, the National Heart Foundation of WA and the WA Youth Foundation, as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Notre Dame, a member of the Medical Board of WA, Director of MDA National and a delegate of the World Medical Association (WMA). Dr Capolingua also holds teaching roles in General Practice at the University of WA and the University of Notre Dame.

Above all, Rosanna has been a fearless advocate for the independence of Australian medicine and the need to ensure that doctors always remain the patient’s doctor, not the government’s doctor or the servant of commercial interests. Rosanna, this medal is a big thank you from all who admire and respect your distinguished service to independent medicine.