A medical graduate from the University of Melbourne and St. Vincent’s Clinical School, Kevin Rickard practiced as a Consultant Physician in clinical and laboratory Haematology and Blood Transfusion Medicine.
Kevin was a Haematologist at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for 35 years and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. He was President of both The Haematology Society of Australia and The Australian Society of blood Transfusion.
He also served as Vice-President Developing World and Chairman of the Canadian-based World Federation of Haemophilia’s International Haemophilia Training Centres.
As an RANR Medical Officer for 37 years, Kevin was also consultant to the Surgeon General ADF and to the Director General Naval Health Services. He retired from the RAN with a Vice Admiral, Chief of Navy Commendation, the Reserve Force Decoration, the National Medal and the Australian Defence Medal.
in 1998, some 45 years after completing his schooling at Parade, Kevin was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Medicine, Haematology and the ADF.
Peer Year 1953