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 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 190 refereed research publications, (including 8 papers in the New England Journal of Medicine) and 45 book chapters and monographs.
He has been a Chief Investigator on 11 National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants and 2 enabling grants and an Associate Investigator on 4 Project Grants receiving $26.8M since 1998. In addition to 8 international and 21 institutional peer-reviewed grants, and 5 unrestricted commercial grants, total cumulative research funding to the present is over $53M. In 2012 and 2014, he was awarded Level 1 and Level 2 Practitioner Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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 that includes 5 PhD, 2 post-doctoral and 3 masters’ students and 7 honorary positions.
He has delivered over 350 presentations at national and international scientific meetings since 1994, including over 50 plenary presentations at major scientific congresses.
He has received four major awards for research including the International Sepsis Forum Award (2007), two University of New South Wales Research Excellence awards (2010, 2103) and was listed on the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Honour Roll in 2013.
He is a current Council Member for the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine.
He has reviewed manuscripts for 26 national and international journals (including the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet) and sits on 2 journal editorial boards. He has assessed grants for 12 funding agencies including the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.
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.
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 and critical care practitioner, educator and researcher, and as an international innovator in patient management.
In 2015, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.