A/Professor Lourens Bester is currently the Head of Radiology in the School of Medicine Sydney campus at the University Notre Dame and Network Director of Training for Local Area Network 2 (LAN2) which include Westmead Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital & Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospitals.
A/Professor Bester was a skilled and respected Interventional Radiologist with 23 years of experience across a broad spectrum of radiological procedures with a special interest in interventional oncology and arteriovenous malformations
A/Professor Lourens Bester became an Honorary Interventional Radiologist at St. Vincent’s Public hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital after he retired 2 years ago.
A/Professor Bester is still active as an Honorary IR and in an advisory capacity at St. Vincent’s Public Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
His previously held positions include:
Service Director for Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine St. Vincent’s Public Hospital, Sydney.
Head of Interventional Radiology St. Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
Author of 36 publications in peer reviewed journals on Interventional Oncology, including a M.Med. Thesis on Radiographic Contrast Medium Reactions.
A/Professor Bester is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and have served on the CPD Committee 2015/2016, branch chair for NSW and the Faculty Council of Radiology 2014 to 2016.
Currently a member of the Priciples and Rules Committee for Medicare review.
RANZCR representative to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons Audit of Surgical Mortality Committee.
Past Vice Chancellor of the Australian College of Phlebology, which bestowed its Award of Excellence on him in 2007