Professor Geoffrey Sussman

Wound management expert and renaissance man

VICNomineeSenior Australian of the Year2021

Professor Geoffrey Sussman OAM is a modern-day renaissance man. At 82 years old, he actively contributes to his profession, local community and faith, the arts and sporting worlds, and the wider Victorian and Australian communities.

Geoffrey’s international career in wound management has spanned almost 60 years. He is a pioneer, educator, researcher, clinician and author in the field. Widely acknowledged as the leading authority in Australia in wound management, he has even extended his skills to animal patients in the Melbourne Zoo.

Geoffrey has participated fully in life outside his chosen profession. He has a long, active career in amateur and professional theatre and in TV as a writer, director and performer. Until recently, Geoffrey was cantor in his local synagogue and taught at a religious school. He has made a significant contribution to the sporting world as a sport administrator at the grassroots level and as an Olympian.

A Justice of the Peace, Geoffrey has also bred, shown and judged pedigree dogs.