LWIB speaker Professor Fiona WoodProfessor Fiona Wood, AM

“Everything we learn means that we do better tomorrow. The first patient I treated with culture skin changed the lives of many, many people who came afterwards. It’s only by learning the hard lessons that we get better”.

Professor Fiona Wood, at the third annual address on Immigration and Citizenship, 2012

Fiona Wood has been a burns surgeon and researcher for over 20 years and is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA). She is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital (previously at Royal Perth Hospital) and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, co-founder of the first skin cell laboratory in WA, Winthrop Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia, and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation (formerly The McComb Foundation).

Professor Wood’s greatest contribution and enduring legacy is her work with co-inventor Marie Stoner, pioneering the innovative ‘spray-on skin’ technique (Recell), where today the technique is used worldwide.

In October 2002, Fiona was propelled into the media spotlight when the largest proportion of survivors from the 2002 Bali bombings arrived in Perth where Fiona led the medical team at Royal Perth Hospital to save many lives.

Fiona was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2003. In 2004 she was awarded the Western Australia Citizen of the Year award for her contribution to Medicine in the field of burns research. Fiona was then named Australian of the Year for 2005. She is an Australian Living Treasure. Fiona is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science

Fiona is married to fellow surgeon Tony Kierath and is mother to four boys and two girls.

Major prize auction

We will be raising money for the Fiona Wood Foundation by auctioning a variety of major prizes throughout the night.


With thanks to Gold Sponsors Monash Rural Health and Regional Imaging.

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LWIB welcome all sponsorship enquiries and prize donations to help raise as much as we can to support the foundation.

Event details

Date and time
Friday 7 September 2018
6.00pm to 9.00pm

Premiere Function Centre
Grey Street, Traralgon

Event cost
$90 per person, includes 3 course dinner

Men are welcome to all LWIB events.

Attending on your own? Join the LWIB flying solo table and enjoy the company of some familiar faces.
Choose the LWIB flying solo table ticket when you register.

Book a table of 10 before 31 July 2018 for an early bird rate of $810

Friday 31 August 2018


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