Melach Freedman

Mark (Melach) Freedman was born in South Africa in 1954 and educated at King David and Yeshiva College, Johannesburg. He qualified as a medical practitioner from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1977, specialised in Anaesthesia, and served in the S.A. Medical Services where he was promoted to the rank of Captain. He spent 10 years in private practice in Johannesburg prior to immigrating to Australia in 1995. He continues to practice as a specialist anaesthetist in both private and public hospitals in Victoria and New South Wales. He has published a number of articles on diverse aspects of Anaesthesia and computer programming, and his first Novel, Mamzer - a story of a detective of mixed Jewish and Afrikaner descent who gets caught up in an international espionage set against the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the beginning of the end of apartheid in South Africa, was published in 1995. He is an active member of the Elsternwick congregation, Victoria.