Professor John Myburgh AO

John Myburgh

Director, Professoriate


Professor John A Myburgh AO, is the Director, Professoriate at the George Institute for Global Health.

He is also Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of New South Wales and Senior Intensive Care Physician at the St George Hospital, Sydney.

He holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Leadership Investigator Grant Fellowship and an honorary Professorial appointment at the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

He has an extensive research record of accomplishment over 30 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 40 clinical trials in Intensive Care Medicine.

He has published over 275 refereed research publications, (including 12 papers in the New England Journal of Medicine) and 45 book chapters and monographs. His current h-index is 44, calculated from 244 publications in SCOPUS, yielding over 15500 citations, with a citation trajectory of 900 to 2200 citations per annum from 2010 to the present.

He has received over $48M grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. In addition to other national and international grants, total cumulative research funding to the present is over A$87M.

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. 

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 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science and served on the Council of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine for six years and as Secretary-General from 2017-2019.

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

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