A/Prof Joseph Epstein has commenced his 'retirement' and as a tribute to Joe, a collection of anecdotes and tributes from those who have known him and worked with him was prepared and presented to him at an official retirement function held at University House, The University of Melbourne in March 2016.

Few people have had such a varied and inspiring professional career as Joe Epstein: Emergency Physician, Surgeon, College President, Academic Mentor, Agent Provocateur, Philosopher, Politician, Photographic historian and raconteur to name but a few of his guises.

"Emergency medicine flows through Joe's veins. His passion and energy for emergency medicine as a specialty for doctors and nurses and his care and advocacy for his patients are second to none. These will not change with 'retirement'; they'll just take on a different perspective."

"This book brings together recollections about his wonderful career from some of the people Joe's professional life has touched. The diversity of the stories and of the contributors say a lot about the high esteem in which Joe is held by many, many people from across disciples and around the world. It also speaks of the enduring friendships that have been formed and nurtured."

Anne-Maree Kelly, March 2016. 

Please have a read of the book, we are sure you will enjoy it.​

Joe Epstein book B5 Final version.pdf