MB BS DRCOG FRACG
» Educated at: Marcellin Catholic College, Bulleen Melbourne
» MB BS Melbourne University 1982
» DRCOG England 1986
» Dip(Obs)RACOG Australia 1988
» FRACGP 1996
Dr Alan Molloy was born in Noumea in 1956. His father, John Molloy, a WW2 Veteran, was an executive with Mobil Oil and travelled extensively. His mother, Dr Maureen Molloy, was a neuropsychologist, specialising in medico-legal consultancy and, who, in her 81st year, completed a Law Degree at Melbourne University. She raised 7 children, one with a severe disability.
Alan excelled at school in both academics and sport. At the age of 13 he started to find it harder and harder to hear what was being said around him. It was at this early stage that it was discovered that he had a congenital hearing condition and that he was about to lose a considerable degree of hearing. However, this was no deterrent to the fire in the belly of this young man to learn, to achieve and to engage in the world around him.
After completing secondary school Alan went on to study Medicine at Melbourne University, completing his degree in 1982. Not long after graduating, he went to work in the Tibetan Refugee settlements in the Himalayas of North India. This early experience in the Himalayas, not only motivated him to pursue further studies in Obstetrics, but it had a life changing impact.
His experiences with the Tibetan Refugee Community led him to develop a passion which he has continued thereafter: Tibetan Buddhism, a longstanding relationship with the Dalai Lama and the pursuit of justice for Tibetans and compassion for all. Alan founded a non Profit company that organises the International Tours of the Dalai Lama to Australia where he also acts as a medical advisor. He has lectured on many aspects of Buddhism and is seen by the Tibetan community as a role model, leader, teacher and someone who can make a difference in the world around him.