Course Director

"Welcome to the Anatomy of Surgical Exposure Course Website."

A/Prof Alan de Costa FRACS
James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry, Cairns

The following faculty attended the 2017 training course:

  • A/Prof Alan De Costa, OAM FRACS, James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Dr Bawantha Gamage, MBBS, MS, MRCS Senior Lecturer Grade II
  • Dr Roxanne Wu, FRACS
  • Dr Merwe Hartslief, FCS(SA), FRACS
  • Dr Tim Elston, FRACS, Director of Surgery, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital & Health Service
  • Dr Trent Cross, MSc MBBS
  • Dr Ajay John, MS FRACS
  • Dr Casper Pretorius, FRACS, MB ChB, M Med(Surg), FCS(SA)
  • Dr Harish Kumar, MBBS, FRCS [ED], MD, MS, FRCS, MBA, FRACS
  • Dr Heng-Chin Chiam, FRACS
  • Dr Anthony Leslie, FRACS (Vasc)
  • Dr John Knott, FRCS, FRACS
  • Dr Pieter Prinsloo, MBBS FCS FRACS
  • Dr Omar Mouline
  • Dr Sherab Bhutia, FRACS
  • Dr Meei Yeung, MBBS, FRACS
  • Dr Pankaj Saxena, FRACS Cardio Thoracic
  • Dr Rajeev Parameswaran, B Sc MBBS FRCS MPhil FRCS (Endocrine & Gen Surg)
  • Dr Tony Green, AO FRACS
  • Dr Dinesh Ratnapala, FRACS
  • Dr Simon Pridgeon, FRCS


The ASE course represents an original contribution to the teaching of Surgical Anatomy. Designed, planned and delivered in Far North Queensland, we have had enormous institutional support from James Cook University, Queensland Health and Industry. We acknowledge those whose individual contributions have been irreplaceable.