St George Hospital professor of intensive care honoured with UNSW Doctor of Science Award

Award recognition: St George Hospital's Senior Intensive Care Physician, Professor John Myburgh (third from left) with UNSW Dean Faculty of Medicine, Professor Rodney Phillips, UNSW Head of School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Professor Rebecca Ivers, and UNSW Pro Chancellor Professor Richard Henry,
Award recognition: St George Hospital's Senior Intensive Care Physician, Professor John Myburgh (third from left) with UNSW Dean Faculty of Medicine, Professor Rodney Phillips, UNSW Head of School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Professor Rebecca Ivers, and UNSW Pro Chancellor Professor Richard Henry,

A doctor with passion and expertise in the field of intensive care has received a top medical award.

St George Hospital's Professor John Myburgh is the recipent of the UNSW Doctor of Science award for his outstanding contribution to the field of critical care and trauma.

His research was described as leading to significant scientific advances in his area of medicine, particulary in fluid resusciation, shock and brain injury.

The clinician and mentor, who is the director of the George Institute of Global Health, has carried out work that has led to improved survival outcomes to critical care patients.

Professor Myburgh has published more than 200 research papers leading to more than 10,000 citations of his work.

As chief investigator in more than 15 large clinical trials, he has contributed to changing policy and works internationally within intensive care.

In addition to his research profile, he has made a substantive contribution to education in intensive care medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the past 25 years.

He was instrumental in establishing the College of Intensive Care Medicine.

Professor Myburgh also received an Order of Australia in 2014 for his 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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