“Today Robert Lusby’s surgical skills are confined to amputating wayward shoots on his grapevines at Tintilla Estate, Pokolbin.

And although the vines may not fully appreciate the doctor’s ability with a pair of secateurs others have with his formidable skills as a cardio vascular surgeon, researcher and medical educator recognised in this year’s Queens Birthday honours.

Professor Lusby has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).”

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