Mrs Suzanne Kirsa

Distinguished Alumni Award 2015 - Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Mrs Suzanne (Sue) Wendy Kirsa (nee Mason) graduated from the Victorian College of Pharmacy which is now the...

Distinguished Alumni Award 2015 - Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mrs Suzanne (Sue) Wendy Kirsa (nee Mason) graduated from the Victorian College of Pharmacy which is now the Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1983. 

As a student, she was active in the Victorian Pharmacy Students Association of which she was President in 1982. 

After an internship at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre in 1983, she went to work in community pharmacy in Traralgon and then back in Melbourne for the Friendly Societies pharmacies in Mt Waverly and Wantirna.

In 1989 she returned to hospital pharmacy practice at the Monash Medical Centre (now Monash Health) where she was a clinical pharmacist across many general and specialty areas including Oncology.

In 1999 she was appointed Drug Usage and Evaluation pharmacist at Austin Health and she moved into the Clinical Governance area as Clinical Outcome Review Coordinator in 2004. 

In 2005 she was appointed Director of Pharmacy at the Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre.  In August 2015 she was appointed Director of Pharmacy across Monash Health.

Mrs Kirsa has been involved in a number of professional and government organisations and committees throughout her professional career, including the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia where she was National President between 2010 and 2013, the Australian Pharmacy Council Accreditation Committee, the Pharmacy Board of Victoria, the Victorian Quality Committee, the Programs Reference Group for the 5th Community Pharmacy Agreement and the Victorian Medicines Advisory Committee.

Mrs Kirsa is the current Chair of the Monash Pharmacy Faculty’s Pharmacy Advisory and Stakeholders Group. 

Mrs Kirsa is published in a range of areas of interest including antimicrobial stewardship and infection control, quality use of medicines and pharmacy practice.

Mrs Kirsa is married to David and has two children Jeremy who is a Chemical Engineer and Applied Chemist and Jessica who is studying creative writing and editing.