Dr Nicole Fairweather

QUALIFICATIONS
MBBS (HONS 1st Class), FANZCA, M Clin US, GAICD

SPECIAL INTERESTS IN ANAESTHESIA
Thoracic, Colorectal and General Surgery

BACKGROUND
Dr Fairweather completed Medical School at the University of Queensland, achieving a University Medal. After residency and training in South-Eastern Queensland she undertook a Fellowship in Thoracic Anaesthesia at Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto. She was awarded her FANZCA in 2004, achieving a Merit Certificate.

Dr Fairweather returned to Princess Alexandra Hospital where she spent 10 years as a Staff Specialist and Senior Staff Specialist. She served on the Queensland Regional Committee for ANZCA for a period, spent 3 years as the Rotational Coordinator for the Southern rotation of the Anaesthetic Training Scheme, and also as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Queensland Committee of Management for the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) since 2009. She is currently Executive Councillor on the Board of Directors for the ASA.

During her time at Princess Alexandra Hospital she had an interest in, and was published in the field of Patient Safety. She provided anaesthesia services for cardiac and thoracic surgery, liver transplant and resection surgery, as well as Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for intra-abdominal tumours.

She continues her interest in private practice in the areas of thoracic and colorectal surgery. She serves on the Statewide Anaesthesia and Perioperative Clinical Network as the Private Hospitals Association representative.

OTHER INTERESTS
Nature photography, travel and patchwork quilting