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John Myburgh

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at St George Clinical School, University of New South Wales
Director of Critical Care at the George Institute, Sydney

Professor John Myburgh AO, has extensive experience in all aspects of adult critical care and trauma over 30 years beginning in South Africa and in Australia since 1986.

Over the last 25 years, he has established an international research profile in catecholamine physiology, traumatic brain injury, fluid resuscitation and has conducted over 35 clinical trials in Intensive Care Medicine.

He has received cumulative funding of over $61M since 1998 and published over 190 papers and 25 chapters. In addition, he has received 5 major research awards including 2 NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships.

He has delivered over 350 presentations since 1994, including over 50 plenary presentations at major scientific congresses. He is a Foundation Member and Past-Chairman of the ANZICS Society Clinical Trials Group, and was listed on the ANZICS Honour Roll in 2013.

He is a council member of the World Federation of Intensive Care Medicine and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.  He has delivered extended service to education in Critical Care Medicine over 25 years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was instrumental in establishing the College of Intensive Care Medicine in 2010 and served as President from 2010-2012.

In 2014, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to medicine as an intensive care practitioner, educator and researcher, and as an international innovator in patient management.