International Guest Speaker

Dr Noah Tapaua

General and Cardiothoracic Surgeon - Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua New Guinea

Noah Tapaua is a consultant General Surgeon and Cardiothoracic surgeon at the Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua New Guinea.  He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea Medical School and Surgical Coordinator for the surgical Division at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

He qualified as a General Surgeon in 2003 and worked in two provincial hospitals in PNG before qualifying as a cardiothoracic surgeon in 2010 at the University of Papua New Guinea. He then worked as a Fellow in Cardiothoracic surgery for two years at the Geelong Cardiothoracic unit, Melbourne, Australia and another two years at the Singapore National Heart Centre, Singapore and returned to PNG in 2015.

He is currently a chairman of the PNG Operation Open heart Foundation and an active member for the organizing committee for the annual international cardiac visits to PNG since 2006.  He was awarded the gold medal award in 2006 for the work with the PNG Operation Open Heart Foundation and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 for services to the community. After returning from the Fellows attachment in Singapore National Heart Centre, he has established a PNG National Pacemaker program and is currently coordinating the full establishment of a local cardiothoracic unit in PNG.  His other clinical interests are Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and Upper GIT surgery.

Dr Tapaua is a member for the PNG Medical Board Pre-registration Committee and an active member of the PNG Surgeon’s Association, the PNG National Doctor’s Association, and the Pacific Island Surgeon’s Association. 

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