Passing of Dr Pritzwald-Stegmann

The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges sends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of respected Victorian surgeon Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, who passed away following an alleged one-punch attack at work.

CPMC Chair Professor Nick Talley said that “Patrick was a fine husband, father, doctor and friend to many in his role as a surgeon at Box Hill Hospital.”

Professor Talley said the “every professional working in the healthcare system deserves the right to a safe workplace. Our deepest thoughts go out to his wife and family.”

Dr Pritzwald-Stegmann died several weeks after he was allegedly punched in the head in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital.

The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges is the peak body for specialist medicine in Australia.