Order of Australia well-deserved for Westmead Professor Kumar

27 Jan 2017

Congratulations to Westmead Hospital’s Professor Vijay Kumar, who has been awarded an Order of Australia medal for his significant service to medical research in nuclear medicine and biology.

Professor Kumar works in the Department of Nuclear Medicine as the principal scientist and head of Radiopharmaceutical Research at Westmead Hospital and at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead since 1996.

He is also a clinical Professor at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.

Westmead Hospital Professor Vijay Kumar who was awarded an Order of Australia medal

He has excelled as a nuclear medicine scientist, particularly in introducing a wide spectrum of radiopharmaceuticals for routine clinical studies, but more importantly has developed imaging agents for cancer, arthritis and infection.

He has been an outstanding academic teacher, researcher and is well-respected by his peers, evidenced by his leadership at national and international forums.

He has also served the Indian community, contributing to the integration of recent migrants to Australia.