Russell Gruen

Non-fiction, Medical, Education and training


Professor Russell Gruen is the Dean of the College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National University. A surgeon who has worked in Australia, the US and Singapore, he embodies thirty years of insights from thousands of patients and their families. As a trauma specialist he performed life-saving emergency surgery, led multidisciplinary teams, and supported severely injured people to rebuild their lives.

Having also completed a doctoral degree on access to healthcare in Australian outback communities, and with further training in health policy, medical ethics and business manage­ment at Harvard, Russell brings a broad perspective to strengthening health systems, developing leaders, and advancing the profession of medicine.

Russell and his wife, a family doctor, have two sons.



Books by Russell Gruen

The Wise Doctor

The Wise Doctor

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What makes a doctor best-in-class? And how do you get there? Based on decades as a clinician, educator and professional leader, Australian National University Dean of Health and Medicine, Professor Russell Gruen, unpacks what makes a doctor seem wise, and illuminates a path for its becoming.