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Biographical entry Kudelka, Peter (1932 - 2015)

MB BS Melbourne 1955; FRCS 1959; FRACS 1962.

31 May 1932
Vienna, Austria
2 April 2015
Orthopaedic surgeon


Peter Kudelka was an orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was born in Vienna on 31 May 1932, the eldest son of Oscar Kudelka, a medical practitioner, and Caroline Therese Kudelka née Grassl. He attended Scotch College, Melbourne, and went on to study medicine at Melbourne University. He qualified in 1955 and held junior posts in Melbourne.

He gained his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1959 and of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1962. He was a wing commander in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve.

Outside medicine, he was a beef cattle stud farmer, and enjoyed water and snow skiing. In 1957, he married Lorraine Burn. They had two sons and a daughter. Peter Kudelka died on 2 April 2015. He was 82.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England