Simon Hendel

MBBS (Hons) PGrad Dip Journalism FANZCA
Researcher, National Trauma Research Institute
Anaesthesiologist and Trauma Consultant, Trauma Service, The Alfred

About Simon Hendel

Simon trained in anaesthesia at the Alfred Hospital, where he continues to work as an anaesthesiologist and trauma consultant. Since 2016, Simon has been a lecturer at Monash University, where he coordinates the trauma and acute perioperative medicine module of the Masters of Perioperative Medicine.

Simon has completed sub-specialty fellowships in paediatric anaesthesia at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne (including 6 months as a senior registrar in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit), and in prehospital retrieval medicine with LifeFlight Queensland. Until recently he also worked as a retrieval consultant and coordinator with Ambulance Victoria.

Simon is a lieutenant colonel in the Australian Army where he has deployed in support of overseas and domestic operations on a number of occasions, including to Afghanistan and Iraq. He remains an active member of the army reserve.

Simon is active in clinical education and he instructs on a range of anaesthesia and trauma courses, supervises the trauma anaesthesia fellowship at The Alfred and has contributed to a number of textbook chapters in trauma and prehospital care. His main interests are in access to safe surgery in low resource settings, prehospital care, and perioperative care of the trauma patient. 

Simon has completed postgraduate qualifications in journalism and has worked in a number of freelance media roles, most recently as a medical advisor for the ABC television documentary series – Ask The Doctor.