Dr Andrew Cochrane AM

Cardiac and thoracic surgeon

Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane is a leading cardiac and thoracic surgeon from Melbourne, Victoria with 30 years of experience. From 2003 to 2011, he volunteered his time annually in Timor‐ Leste providing surgical care on a pro bono basis, in addition to volunteer surgical work in several Pacific nations through Operation Open Heart and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. More recently, he has been involved with the Maluk Timor Australia as a board member and donor, and as a board member of the East Timor Hearts Fund from 2014 to 2018, and an ongoing member of their Clinical Governance Committee. Andrew is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Surgery, Monash University and is actively involved in a number of research projects. He is heavily involved with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), serving on several committees. He was the Chair of the RACS Victorian State Committee, from 2006‐2008. He is currently a member of the Cardiothoracic Board, Chair of the Science and Education committee for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, and is the main convener for the annual Cardiothoracic conference. He has been elected in late 2020 to the RACS Federal Council as a councillor / board member. In addition to his volunteer surgical services, Andrew is engaged in several other philanthropic activities through Monash University and the University of Melbourne, including financing the Margaret Schofield scholarships for outstanding VCE music students, the Donald Cochrane Scholarship through the Faculty of Business and Economics for Ph.D. scholars, and the Margaret Schofield Opera Scholarship through the Melba Opera Trust. He is currently a Director and Trustee of the Cochrane ‐ Schofield Charitable Fund.