King’s Birthday Honours Recognise AMA Queensland Doctors

In this year’s King’s Birthday honours list, three esteemed medical professionals from AMA Queensland have been appointed as Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of their exceptional service to medicine and the community.

Associate Professor Anthony Holley, Professor Glen Gole, and Dr Beres Wenck were among the members of AMA Queensland honoured for their significant contributions to healthcare and leadership.

“Our members are consistently seeking ways to positively impact our healthcare system and protect the health of Queenslanders, and it is fantastic for them to receive recognition for this outstanding work,” said AMA Queensland President Dr Nick Yim.

Associate Professor Anthony Holley

Associate Professor Anthony Holley
Photo Credit: SMACC Sydney

A/Prof Anthony Holley, a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, was honoured for his service to intensive care and emergency medicine. His dedication extends beyond clinical practice to nearly 18 years with the Royal Australian Navy Reserves, where he was recently promoted to Commodore.

Professor Glen Gole

Professor Glen Gole
Photo Credit: Valley Eye Specialists

Prof Glen Gole, who has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers during his career in Paediatric Ophthalmology, was recognised for his service to the profession, tertiary education and professional organisations. He has conducted cataract surgeries in remote Australian communities alongside the late Dr Fred Hollows.

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Dr. Beres Wenck

Dr. Beres Wenck
Photo Credit: Dr Beres Wenck

Dr Beres Wenck, a GP and Past President of AMA Queensland, received an AM for her significant service to general practice and the Queensland community. Her leadership roles across medical boards and associations were described as “admirable” by Dr Yim.

“It is an honour to represent and advocate on behalf of the countless hardworking doctors in Queensland, and we are incredibly proud of everything they have achieved,” Dr Yim stated.

The annual King’s Birthday honours recognise exceptional Australians from diverse fields. This year’s recipients will be officially appointed by Governor-General David Hurley on behalf of King Charles III later this month.

Published 13-June-2024