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Biographical entry O'Mara, Maxwell Lachlan (1923 - 1990)

MRCS and FRCS 1951; MB BS Sydney 1945; DLO 1949; FRACS 1956.

28 September 1923
9 March 1990
ENT surgeon and Plastic surgeon


Maxwell O'Mara was born 28 September 1923 the only son of William Timothy (Tim) O'Mara a grazier and Mary Rose (May) Long. He was educated at the Christian Brothers College, Waverley, NSW, St Ignatius' College, Riverview, NSW and Sydney University (St John's College and St Vincent's Hospital).

During the second world war he served as a Captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps and afterwards enjoyed postgraduate training in the UK under Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor, and Messrs Rotter, Battle, Hamblen-Thomas and Mansfield in ear nose and throat and plastic surgery, gaining the DLO in 1949 and FRCS in 1951. He returned to Sydney to become honorary plastic surgeon to Sydney, St Vincent's and St Margaret's Hospitals.

His extracurricular interests included swimming and photography. In 1954 he married Mary Patricia Mayo and they had one son and two daughters. He died of cancer on 9 March 1990, survived by his wife and family.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England