T.F. Ryan Prize For Anatomy

Study level
Study Area
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Individual donation
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis



Donor: Dr Thomas Francis Ryan MBBS (1886).


$250 plus a bronze medal

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.


Awarded to the Best performed student in ANAT20006 (Sem 1 or Sem 2 in the calendar year).


Selection is based on the Highest academic performance in ANAT20006 in a calendar year.


Prize winners are notified by letter and email.


Please contact  Associate Professor Robb De iongh, Anatomy And Neuroscience at r.deIongh@unimelb.edu.au

or  Penelope Lane, Executive Assistant, School Of Biomedical Sciences at penelope.lane@unimelb.edu.au

More information

Who was T.F. Ryan?

Dr Thomas Francis Ryan was a surgeon who practised in Nhill in the Wimmera region of Victoria from 1901-1926.  He performed surgery, including ophthalmic and dental surgery, in the Nhill and Mira private hospitals.  He was the first private practice surgeon to obtain and use radiology routinely in the assessment of patients prior to surgery, with the only other unit being at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.  After he left Nhill in 1926 he was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1927, which was a rare accolade for a doctor outside the major cities. In 1945 he made several bequests to the University of Melbourne for student prizes in anatomy and radiology. He never married and died on 7th Dec 1955, aged 91.

Dr TF Ryan


Past awardees:

2015 |  Tessa Rafaniello
2014 |  Emily Selig

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Biomedical Sciences

Department / Centre

Anatomy and Neuroscience