June 15, 2022

Dr Stefan Herodotou awarded Medal of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Dr Stephanos (Stefan) Herodotou who has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

This prestigious honour is in recognition of Stefan’s many decades of service to medicine, and to the Cypriot community of Victoria. Stefan was nominated by fellow Emergency Physician, Dr Peter Bailey.

Stefan began working at PANCH on 1 May 1981. Last year, he celebrated an incredible milestone of 40 years at Northern Health.

Throughout his career as an Emergency Physician, Stefan has been highly respected and valued by both his colleagues and patients, not only in the Emergency Department, but across the whole health service.

Dr Megan Robb, Director of Emergency, said Stefan’s passion and dedication are second to none.

“He is one of the most dedicated and hard working physicians I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is very committed to not only providing outstanding patient care, but also to ensure that patients and families are involved in all aspects of decision-making regarding their care,” she said.

“He truly is an inspiration to all around him, as well as one of the nicest, most kind and considerate humans you could ever hope to meet. He is so deserving of this award – for all he has done over many years and continues to do.”

Stefan is a dedicated educator and has been a lecturer at the University of Melbourne Northern Clinical School for many years. He is well respected and adored by his students and has been nominated and won many ‘Teacher of the Year’ awards.

In particular, Stefan leads the intern program in our Emergency Department, ensuring our newest doctors are always supported and have the right opportunities to learn and develop their clinical skills.

Northern Health is incredibly proud of Stefan.

Well done Stefan. This is a well-deserved acknowledgment of your many years of service to our community.