About NOSM Education Research Communities

Dr. Roger Strasser, Founding Dean and Secretary

strasser_r.jpgRoger Strasser is the Dean of NOSM and CEO of the Corporation. Prior to 2002, he was Professor of Rural Health for Monash University and Head of the Monash University school of Rural Health in Australia. Between 1992 and 2004, Dr. Strasser also had an international role as Chair of the Working Party on Rural Practice of Wonca, the World Organization of Family Doctor.

In November 2002, he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in recognition of his world leadership in the field of rural health. In March 2003, he received the Louis Ariotti Award for excellence and innovation in rural and remote health in Australia. Dr. Strasser is also the recipient of the prestigious award, Fellow of Wonca, presented in October 2004, in recognition of his outstanding service to Wonca and family medicine around the world. In April 2005, Australia’s Monash University held a special ceremony to re-name its Auditorium in Dr. Strasser’s honour. The Roger Strasser Auditorium at the Latrobe Regional Hospital pays tribute to Dr. Strasser’s contribution to the development of rural medical education programs in Australia and around the world.


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