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06 Mar 2017

Two San Doctors named Woman of the Year Finalists for 2017 NSW Premier's Award


San Associate Professor Catherine Birman and San Cardiothoracic Surgeon Doctor Emily Granger have been named Woman of the Year Finalists for 2017 Premier's Award.

San Associate Professor Birman is an ENT Surgeon with subspecialisation in paediatric ENT, and paediatric and adult otology and hearing loss. She completed a Fellowship in 1997 in both paediatric ENT and cochlear implantation. Her current research involves outcomes of cochlear implants, and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD).

San Cardiothoracic Surgeon Doctor Granger is one of Australia's pioneering Cardiothoracic and Heart Lung Transplant surgeons. She has performed over 1,400 general cardiothoracic operations and over 100 heart and lung transplants. In July 2014 Emily played a major role in the world's first successful 'donated after death' heart transplant, giving greater hope to heart patients around the world.

About the Awards:
NSW Women of the Year Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, community and society. The awards profile women who have demonstrated excellence in their career and elsewhere, women who make significant contributions in their community and young women whose achievements make them leaders in changing the social and business landscape.

Previous winners of the NSW Women of the Year Awards include Dana Clarke (2016 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award), Barbara Cowley (2015 REX Airline's Regional Woman of the Year Award) and Turia Pitt (2014 Premier's Award for Woman of the Year).

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