Mr Randall Sach AM
Randall Sach commenced surgical training in Adelaide in the 1970's, proceeding then to a Plastic Surgery career which included overseas experience in Canniesburn Hospital Glasgow, at the time considered the mecca of Plastic Surgery in Europe.
He entered private consulting practice in 1980 undertaking general Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He has continued to develop a special interest and reputation in surgery of the hand.
He has been keenly interested and involved in many professional and educational bodies representing Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He is a past President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery, has served on the Council of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and served as an Examiner to the College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery.
He is a past President to the Australian Hand Surgery Society. His other professional interests have been in the development of Day Surgery, and the establishment of the Dextra Day Surgery, formerly Sach Day Surgery facility to complement his professional practice. He is also the past Chairman of the Australian Day Surgery Council, and has been active in the promotion of safety and standards in this progressive area.
Education and training have always been an important part of his professional life, and have been pursued through teaching hospital appointments as a Senior Visiting Specialist to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Modbury Public Hospital. He has also participated in regular overseas voluntary aid programmes in Plastic Surgery, most recently with Interplast Australia, assisting in the development of training and fellowship links with Sri Lanka.
Over the past 40 years he has published and presented a wide spectrum of scientific papers, many relating to his strong interest in hand surgery. He was recently awarded an honorary fellowship by the Sri Lankin College of Surgeons. In January 2019 he was a recipient of an Australian Honours Award (AM) for ‘Services to Medicine as a Plastic Surgeon, International Relations, and Medical Organisations’. He continues to undertake a leadership role in the affairs of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery both locally and in Australasia.
His main non-professional interest has been in the pursuit of glass art and glass blowing with extensive experience in hot glass sculpturing. More detail of his glass art can be accessed