Dr Pestell was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Eric Sussman Prize. The award is given by the Royal Australian College of Physicians for the best contribution to any branch of Medicine. Previous award winners include Dr Donald Metcalf, Dr Ian McKay, Dr Henry Burger and Dr Richard Larkins.
Dr. Pestell was also recently invited to participate in The Knowledge Nation 100 for Australia. These 100 individuals are nominated for helping the country’s visionaries, intellects, founders and game changers the people building the industries and infrastructure that will underwrite Australia’s future prosperity.