Doctors' Health Fund Director, Associate Professor Beverley Rowbotham has been awarded the Officer (AO) in The General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours. This is for her distinguished service to medicine through roles with professional associations, to pathology, and to medical education. On receiving this award, Associate Professor Rowbotham commented:
"It has been a privilege to be a part of a number of organisations that look out for doctors so that doctors can get on with their work.
I am particularly proud that I have been able to contribute to the work of Avant Mutual and Doctors' Health Fund. Protecting a doctor's licence to work and their healthcare covers off the lion's share of what keeps doctors awake at night."
We extend our congratulations to Associate Professor Rowbotham on this award and thank her for her service to the medical profession and Doctors’ Health Fund.