Associate Professor Geoff Sussman holds a position in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University, and is the Associate Professor of Wound Care, he also a Clinical (Lecturer) within Medical Education of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences University of Melbourne.
Geoff is a wound consultant at the Wound Clinic Austin Hospital and has been a faculty member at St Anne’s College Oxford University and the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Auckland University.
He lectures in Pharmacology, Sports Medicine and Wound Care having been involved in wound management for over 30 years covering clinical research and clinical practice and teaching. Geoff has over 100 publications including 32 book chapters.
Geoff was Chairman of Wounds Australia and is currently an executive board member of The International Wound Infection Institute and is the President of The Asia Pacific Association for Diabetic Limb Problems. He has also been an executive board member of the Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society.
He was the inaugural Secretary of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies and an Associate Editor of the International Wound Journal, a member of the editorial board of Wound Practice and Research, Chronic Wound Care Management and Research journal and is a member of the advisory committee for Post Graduate Wound Care education at Monash University.
Geoff was awarded an OAM in the Queens birthday Honours in 2006 for his work in wound care as a researcher, educator and clinician and was recognised at the 2008 World Wound Healing Congress in Toronto with a lifetime achievement award for his work in wound management. He was also awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Asia Pacific Association for Diabetic Limb Problems for his outstanding contribution in the field of Diabetic Limb.
As the 2021 Victorian nominee for Senior Australian of the Year, Geoff as described as modern-day renaissance man given that he still actively contributes to his profession, local community and faith, the arts and sporting worlds, and the wider Victorian and Australian communities.
He has participated fully in life outside his chosen profession. He has a long, active career in amateur and professional theatre and in TV as a writer, director and performer. Until recently, Geoff was cantor in his local synagogue and taught at a religious school. He has made a significant contribution to the sporting world as a sport administrator at the grassroots level and as an Olympian.
A Justice of the Peace, Geoff has also bred, shown and judged pedigree dogs.