Professor Jayme Bennetts
BMBS, FRACS, FCSANZ, FANZSCTS
Jayme is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon trained in Adult and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. He is currently Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Flinders Medical Centre, a Director of Adelaide Cardiothoracic, and Staff Specialist at Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Adelaide) and Royal Darwin Hospital. He was recently promoted to Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery at Flinders University.
He has made significant contributions to the outcomes of Cardiac Surgery for Aboriginal peoples and surgical management of Rheumatic Heart Disease and continues to promote and strive for improvement of outcomes in Cardiac Surgery more broadly.
He is currently President of Australia and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery (ANZSCTS), and over the last 10 years has led significant reform on behalf of the Society. He also sits as a member of multiple Advisory Boards and Government committees across Australia and Internationally.
Since returning to Adelaide in 2006, Jayme has participated in over 15 international aid missions to Fiji and Tanzania providing Cardiothoracic surgical services to populations unable to access heart surgery, or to help improve quality of heart surgery in these communities.