Andrew M Cole
Andrew Cole grew up in SE Asia and graduated MBBS (Sydney) with first class honours in 1978.
After completing his Fellowship in Rehabilitation Medicine, he was the founding Director of the St George Community Rehabilitation and Geriatric Services between 1985 and 1991, with a conjoint academic appointment at UNSW continuing since 1985. He was then was appointed Development Consultant in Extended and Aged Care at the Changhua Christian Hospital in central Taiwan, where he established models for community-based Rehabilitation and Palliative Care services, and clinic-based services for frail disabled aged persons.
Since 1996, Andrew has been working with Hope Healthcare and then HammondCare as a Senior Specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine, initially at Braeside Hospital, and was promoted to conjoint Associate Professor with UNSW in 2004.
Since 2008 he has been the Chief Medical Officer of HammondCare, and is now based at the Hammond Village in NSW Sydney. His interests are in neurological, cancer and community-based rehabilitation, and clinical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has driven the recent funding and establishment of multidisciplinary Clinical Training Centres at Hammondville and Greenwich, with appointments respectively of a Hammond Chair in Positive Ageing and Care with UNSW, and Chairs in Palliative Care and Pain Medicine with the University of Sydney.
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