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Professor John Myburgh AO
Professor John A Myburgh AO, is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of New South Wales; Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at the George Institute for International Health and Senior Intensive Care Physician at the St George Hospital, Sydney.
He holds honorary Professorial appointments at the University of Sydney and Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
He has an extensive research track record over 25 years and is regarded as a national and international expert in catecholamine neurophysiology and pharmacology, trials of clinical management of traumatic brain injury, fluid resuscitation and in the development and co-ordination of over 35 clinical trials in Intensive Care Medicine.
His list of publications and success in recurrent grant funding is in the top 1% of Intensive Care physicians in Australia and within the top 5% internationally. These include over 250 refereed research publications, (including 9 papers in the New England Journal of Medicine) and 45 book chapters and monographs. He holds a Practitioner Fellowship and has received over $42M grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. In addition to other national international grants, total cumulative research funding to the present is over A$70M. He has delivered over 400 presentations at national and international scientific meetings since 1994, including over 50 plenary presentations at major scientific congresses.
He is a Foundation Member and Past-Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre at the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
In 2006, he was appointed to establish the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at the George Institute for Global Health and has developed programs of research including new opportunities for clinician-researchers.
In addition to his research profile, he has made a substantive contribution to education in Intensive Care Medicine, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels over the last 25 years. He was instrumental in establishing the College of Intensive Care Medicine, serving as a Fellowship examiner for twelve years, on the Board for ten years and as the first elected President from 2010-2012.
He is a current Council Member for the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.
In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday honours, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to medicine as an intensive care medical practitioner, educator and researcher, and as an international innovator in patient management.