26 November 2019
Dr Sedal was a consultant neurologist, specialising in multiple sclerosis, who devoted his professional life to the care of his patients. Dr Sedal also made a significant contribution to the education of medical students, health professionals and colleagues about MS and undertook clinical MS research, presenting his findings at key MS meetings and conferences and authoring papers and book chapters on MS. He graduated in Medicine from Melbourne University in 1967 and trained in Neurology at the National Hospital London. Dr Sedal established the neuro-immunology clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, where he continued to practice until March 2017.
Dr Sedal promoted the work of the state MS organisations in providing services and support to people living with MS at every opportunity and he was always willing to provide advice and assistance to staff.
In 2007, Dr Sedal was the recipient of the John Studdy Award, Multiple Sclerosis Australia’s most prestigious Award, given annually, in recognition of outstanding consistent and selfless provision of meritorious service to people living with MS. The standard of the service is to be of such high-status that the nominee has made a tangible difference for the benefit of people living with MS and/or their families or carers.
Dr Sedal remains highly regarded nationally and internationally for his work in advancing the knowledge of MS and he is fondly remembered for his commitment to the many patients with MS that he cared for, their families, carers and friends.
A Service to Celebrate the Life and Achievements of Dr Leslie Sedal will take place on Friday November 29th 2019 commencing at 11.30am. The service will take place in the Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford Convent, St Helier’s Street Abbotsford.
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