Dr Bridget Clancy

Dr Clancy has unconditional specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


1995 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University of Melbourne
2005 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
2013 Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)


John and Betty McCreery Scholarship in Academic Performance, University of Melbourne MBBS 1993

Proxime Accessit Prize in Surgery, University of Melbourne 1995

Michael Ryan Prize in Surgery, RACS and the University of Melbourne MBBS 1995

Evelyn Coy Prize in Surgery, awarded by the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery and St Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne MBBS, 1995

Telstra Business Women’s Awards, 2019 Victorian State Finalist, Small Business


I benefited from scholarships and bursaries during my university studies. In particular,  I acknowledge the Gilbert Davis scholarship for rural medical students.

Continuing Professional Development

It is a requirement of AHPRA registration and RACS Fellowship that surgeons undertake ongoing training each year to maintain their skills and knowledge. I am committed to (and enjoy!) life-long learning and I exceed the requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Continuing Professional Development Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors Director Professional Development program.

I maintain my clinical skills and seek new knowledge by regularly attending national and international surgical conferences and surgical skills courses. I particularly enjoy acquiring non-technical skills in communication, teaching and governance.

Hospital Appointments

Dr Clancy is appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at:

South West Health Care, Warrnambool and Camperdown

St John of God Hospital, Warrnambool

Professional Associations

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

Memberships of:

  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (ASOHNS)
  • The Society of Country ENT Surgeons
  • The Australian Medical Association
  • Business and Professional Women Australia
  • The Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • The Rural Doctors Association of Victoria
  • The Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Teaching and Advocacy

I enjoy teaching. I contribute to teaching the next generation of doctors and surgeons through work with doctors in training. ENT workshops are provided to doctors who are training in general practice and emergency medicine. I am an invited speaker at event for community and business organisations groups, kids in kinder and primary schools and workplaces. These events aim to improve health literacy and contribute to the health and resilience of the community.


I serve pro bono on the following boards and committees:

Chair, Medical Advisory, Scope of Practice and Morbidity and Mortality committees for St John of God Hospital Warrnambool.

Chair, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Rural Surgery Committee

Member, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Fellowship Services Committee and Professional Development Commitee

Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons Federal Council.

Sponsorships and Donations

Dr Clancy supports organisations that provide early childhood, literacy, social, social inclusion and surgical outreach services to those most in need including:

Story Dogs Lexi and Catherine, The Smith Family Learning for LifeThe SalvosVinnies , The Foundation for Surgery and the Camperdown Community House.

Why South West Victoria?

I have a lifelong connection to rural Victoria. My husband is a dairy farmer and the South West region is an excellent place to run an agribusiness and raise our children.