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Professor Douglas K Baird AM MBBS FRACS

Douglas Baird was a gifted cardiothoracic surgeon who epitomised the ideals of science, surgery, sensitivity and skill.  He was devoted to his patients, many of whom became lifelong friends.

Professor Baird was committed to ongoing research believing that surgical outcomes must be continually measured and improved.
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Shave My Head!

“In 2009, my younger brother underwent open heart surgery at the hands of the endlessly talented Professor Paul Bannon at RPA, supported by The Baird Institute.  I’d like to do my small part to pay back both their dedication and support. I’ve had long hair since I was about 15 and it’s time for it to go.”

On Friday 16th December, Jonathon Dallimore shaved off his locks in front of 600 students at the school where he works, in order to raise money for The Baird Institute. Jonathon raised an amazing $5160,  $2160 over his goal of $3000.  Thanks Jonathon, this will really make a difference to the work we do!

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In Australia, diseases of the heart, lung and blood vessels kill more people than any other disease.

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