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Dr. John Samuel Yu AC is a distinguished paediatrics doctor. Born in Nanjing, China, he attended Fort Street High School and the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children at the time of its relocation from inner-city Camperdown to Westmead in western Sydney in 1995 (The hospital now uses the name The Children's Hospital at Westmead in addition to its official title), and served as the chancellor of the University of New South Wales from 2000 to 2005 [1].

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1989 and was named Australian of the Year in 1996. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2001.

Awards
Preceded by
Arthur Boyd
Australian of the Year Award
1996
Succeeded by
Professor Peter C. Doherty

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