Professor Geoff Askin awarded the 2023 Medal of Distinction

Our own founding Research Director and Spine Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Geoff Askin, was awarded the 2023 Children’s Health Queensland Medal of Distinction at the Excellence Awards evening held in August.

The prestigious Medal of Distinction acknowledges Queenslanders who have made a significant impact by dedicating themselves and their careers to our youngest and most vulnerable.

Dr Geoff Askin has led the diagnosis, treatment and care of children and young people with spine deformities and injuries for more than 30 years. He is an international leader in spine surgery, performing technically difficult and innovative spine surgeries on patients with multiple co-morbidities and complex trauma.

 Young Patient Testimonial Letter 2023

Professor Geoff Askin (left) and Professor Rob Labrom (right)