Rare Voices Australia (RVA) congratulates Dr Jim McGill on his 2021 Australia Day Honour for significant service to metabolic medicine, to biochemical genetic pathology, and to medical education.
Dr McGill is a longtime champion of rare diseases. He is a world leading expert in a range of metabolic conditions and is a leader in providing person-centred care. Additionally, he has a long history of providing excellent clinical care and compassion to Australians living with a rare disease and their families. Dr McGill’s dedication, generosity, and commitment to providing Australians living with a rare disease with a better quality of life, expert medical care, high quality research and support, is exceptional.
Over the course of his career, Dr McGill has participated in countless rare disease-related committees, conferences and has held numerous leadership roles. He has changed the lives of a countless number of Australian children as a passionate advocate for newborn screening. His work continues to ensure that Australia is a world leader in newborn screening in terms of uptake, quality, number of conditions diagnosed and safety.
Now retired from clinical practice, Dr McGill will be missed by his patients around Australia. RVA thanks Dr McGill for all of his work in the rare disease sector and for his immeasurable contribution!