Welcome Professor Paul Parizel

Photograph of Prof Paul Parizel with Dr Lesley Bennett
October 1, 2019

We recently welcomed globally lauded radiologist Professor Paul Parizel to East Metropolitan Health Service.

Professor Parizel has been appointed as the David Hartley Chair of Radiology and will be based at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH).

His appointment follows that of the Michael Lawrence-Brown Chair of Vascular Surgery, Professor Toby Richards, who is based at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), and started late last year.

Both Professor Parizel and Professor Richards will perform academic duties at the University of Western Australia and clinical duties at RPH and FSH respectively.

Their Chair positions have been made possible due to the royalties from an innovation developed at RPH 20 years ago by Professor Michael Lawrence-Brown, a Vascular Surgeon, and Mr David Hartley, an imaging radiographer. Together, they developed the Endovascular Stentgraft that changed the way surgeons treat diseases of arteries.

Dr Parizel is pictured here with RPH Executive Director Dr Lesley Bennett.

We have no doubt both Paul and Toby will make a big impact across the health system – both with patients and their colleagues.