We are very pleased to announce that our President, Dr Jack Edelman has been recognised in this week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Dr Edelman has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to community health, particularly to people with arthritis and osteoporosis, and to medicine as a Rheumatologist.
Dr Edelman has been President of Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA since 1989 and a Board Member since 1988.
He was instrumental in obtaining support and funding for the construction of the Wyllie Arthritis Centre in the 1990's, and in establishing the Chair of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Western Australia.
He was Head of Rheumatology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital from 2008 - 2011.