A/Prof Brian Cowie MBBS FANZCA, FASE
Brian is the Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine.
He is a clinical associate professor with the Department of Critical Care at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) with certification in both TTE and TOE.
After completing his anaesthesia training at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Brian developed subspecialty expertise in cardiothoracics, echocardiography and solid organ transplantation with faculty appointments at several major North American university hospitals.
He has served as a senior examiner for the Final Fellowship Examination of the ANZCA and is an alumni of the London Business School. He is collaborator with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute and his research has focused on the use of perioperative echocardiography to improve patient assessment, haemodynamic monitoring and perioperative outcomes.
Dr Martin Duffy MBBS, MPH, Grad Cert in Clinical Education, AFRACMA, FANZCA
Martin is a deputy director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. He is the clinical lead for the Department of Surgery (Endocrine/Breast/General) and Endoscopy. He trained at St Vincent’s before doing Neuroanaesthesia and Obstetric anaesthesia fellowships at the Royal Melbourne & Royal Womens Hospitals.
Martin enjoys all aspects of non-cardiac anaesthesia and has wide ranging interests in Perioperative medicine, medical administration, teaching and quality & safety and is the Director of Medical Services at The Kilmore & District Hospital.
Martin co-ordinates the rostering of Junior Medical Staff, and the General on-call roster for Senior Medical Staff.
Dr Tuong Phan MBBS FANZCA
Tuong is one of the Deputy Directors and is also the Medical Co-Head of Research.
His clinical workload includes:
Cardiac anaesthesia and perioperative echocardiography,
Perioperative Medicine and Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (colorectal)
Research milestones and appointments:
Doctor of Medical Science 2021, University of Melbourne; “Cardiac output monitoring and fluid therapy in abdominal surgery.”
Senior clinical lecturer, University of Melbourne
Co-director of Melbourne Academic Centre Health Services Research program
Member of the St Vincent’s Research Ethics committee
Undertaking a Diploma of Biostatics
He is an investigator for multi-centre research into perioperative outcomes and has initiated studies in point of care US and wearable glucose monitoring. Past research studies have included cardiac output technology, fluid therapy, and engagement of cultural and linguistically diverse patients in research. He has received grant funding from ANZCA and St Vincent’s Research Fund.
Dr Ben Slater BSc(Hons), BMed, FANZCA, Grad Dip Clinical US
Ben is one of the Deputy Directors in the Department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. His training included time at Massachusetts General Hospital as a staff anaesthesiologist and retrieval medicine working with Careflight in NSW. His main areas of clinical practice are cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia. His main area of specialty interest is haematology including the use of viscoelastic coagulation testing. Ben also has a role in a multidisciplinary team examining how the operating theatre can run more efficiently.
Senior Staff Anaesthetists
Dr Alison Graham MBBS FANZCA
Alison is a full-time staff specialist who currently holds a portfolio of Supervisor of Training. She is a Primary Examiner and EMAC instructor. Her previous portfolios have included planning the registrar teaching program at St Vincent’s Hospital, Welfare Advocate and DOS/Endoscopy lead anaesthetist. Her special interests are with ENT anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and education.
On her days off she tends to her heirloom tomatoes.
Dr Anjalee Brahmbhatt MBChB, FRCA, FANZCA, AFRACMA, PgCertUS
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne
Anjalee is a Full-time Staff Specialist Anaesthetist and clinical lead in anaesthesia for Neurosurgery.
After completing her specialist training at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK, she undertook general and trauma fellowships at the Alfred Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Her key clinical interests are in neuroanaesthesia and anaesthesia for thoracic, trauma and plastic surgery. She has a strong interest in medical education, research and clinical leadership. As part of her role in the department, she is a HMO supervisor, Mentor Lead and manages policies and clinical guidelines. Anjalee sits on the St. Vincent’s Hospital Renal transplant activation committee.
A/Prof Brendan Silbert MBBS FANZCA
Brendan Silbert is a senior staff anaesthestist at St Vincent’s Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He undertook postgraduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital in USA and St Bartholomew’s in London UK. He has been a long time member of the Staff at St Vincent’s. He has a broad range of interests in clinical anaesthesia but his mission is clinical research. He was a founding member of the Centre for Anaesthesia and Cognitive Function at St Vincent’s and has been an active researcher in perioperative cognitive disorders for many years. He received the first NHMRC funding for anaesthesia research in 1996 and since then has been awarded nearly 10 million dollars in research funding. He is vice chair of the St Vincent’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee.
Dr Bridget Langley MBBS FANZCA
Bridget is a Senior Staff Anaesthetist and one of the Supervisors of Training at St Vincent’s Hospital. Bridget completed her anaesthetic training at St Vincent’s Hospital and spent almost two years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom before returning in 2006.
Bridget is the Supervisor and Convenor for EMAC at Vincent’s Hospital. She has been involved in simulation teaching for thirteen years and EMAC since 2007. She is a Senior EMST Instructor and an ALS2 Course Director and Instructor.
Bridget is the Chair of the Supervisors of EMAC Network at ANZCA and a Member of the Executive of the Medical Education Special Interest Group at ANZCA. She is also a Senior Lecturer with the University of Melbourne for St Vincent’s Clinical School, designing and implementing simulation teaching for the medical students.
Her particular interests are airway management, trauma, education and simulation. Her research interests are in the areas of airway management, clinical education and simulation.
Dr Desmond McGlade MBBS FANZCA
Des is a senior staff anaesthetist and long standing member of the department. His anaesthesia training was via the Northern Suburbs Rotational Training Scheme and St Vincent’s Hospital. Since then he has held full time clinical appointments that include The Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge UK and Toronto General Hospital Canada. In 2017 Des attended the Hôpital Petié Salpêtrière in Paris while on sabbatical from St Vincent’s, where he attended as a member of their Vascular Surgery anaesthesia division.
Des’s main clinical interests include vascular and thoracic anaesthesia in which he has held positions as the SSU supervisor and department clinical lead. He is an experienced cardiac anaesthetist. Other areas of clinical responsibility include operating theatre Blood Bank liaison and the Post Anaesthesia Recovery Unit. His interests and expertise extend to echocardiography, transoesophageal and transthoracic, and regional anaesthesia.
Dr Gabe Snyder MBBS FANZCA
Gabe has been a full-time staff anaesthetist at St Vincent’s since 2011. In 2009 and 2010 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical work covers a wide range of adult anaesthesia, with a particular focus on neurosurgery and hepatobiliary surgery. He is the head of the Anaesthesia Pre-admission Clinic, Discipline Head for Anaesthesia at University of Notre Dame, and leads the University of Melbourne MD2 teaching in Anaesthesia at this campus. He has a specific interest in optimisation of physical fitness before major surgery. His private practice is predominantly obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia.
Dr Roman Kluger MBBS FANZCA, MBiostat
Roman is a senior full-time staff anaesthetist, a Supervisor of Training and a SSU supervisor for cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. He is also one of the rotational supervisors for the Victorian Eastern Anaesthesia Rotational Training Program and an ex-part 2 examiner for the College.
Roman began his anaesthesia training in the UK and completed it at St. Vincent’s in 1987.
He has worked at St. Vincent’s since then apart from a 2 year period at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA ( 1990-1992) where he learnt transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE).
His main clinical interest is anaesthesia for cardiac surgery, intraoperative TOE and perfusion.
Roman is also involved with many departmental and external studies due to his statistical qualifications and research experience.
Dr Simon Scharf MBBS FANZCA
By day Simon is a senior staff anaesthetist, and Deputy Head of the Acute Pain Service.
By night, he is a network administrator, software developer & programmer. He is a techie at heart, and enjoys creating web apps and research using virtual reality, augmented reality and other medical gadgets.
He is often approached as the departmental tech support.
Simon is a member of the ANZCA ICT Governance steering committee.
Infrequently, he’s allowed into operating theatres, where his main anaesthesia subspecialty of interest is ENT, jet ventilation and difficult airways.
Dr Alexander Clarke MBBS/BMedSc FANZCA
Alex recently returned to the department from a faculty position at The University of California, San Francisco where he focused on regional anaesthesia and neuroanaesthesia. He has completed fellowships in neuroanaesthesia and obstetric anaesthesia in Melbourne.
His current research is in the application of machine learning for prediction of the effect of anaesthesia interventions on kidney injury (Bishara Lab, UCSF), outcomes after regional anaesthesia, 3D printing, personal protective equipment and equipment for critical care simulation. Alex on GitHub. Please send me feedback on our website!
Dr Andrew Stewart MB ChB Dip Obst FANZCA PGDip EpidBiost MMED
Andrew is Head of the Acute Pain Service.
He did his primary medical degree and anaesthetic training in New Zealand. He did post fellowship training in Sydney and Oxford before commencing a staff position at St Vincent’s.
Andrew clinical work includes cardiac anaesthesia, transoesophageal echocardiography and medical management of cardiopulmonary bypass. He has a MMEd in pain management and heads the anaesthetic department’s acute pain management team.
Andrew has an interest in simulation and teaching of crisis management and is an EMAC instructor.
Dr Charles Bitcon MBBS BMedSci MClinUS FANZCA
Charles graduated medicine at The University of Melbourne and trained in anaesthesia at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He completed subspecialty fellowship training in cardiac anaesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada in 2014 - 2015. Charles is certified in advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography by the American National Board of Echocardiography and scored in the 100th percentile on the Advanced PTEeXAM. He has published research in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia and has completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Ultrasound at The University of Melbourne.
Charles’s main clinical interests are cardiac, thoracic, vascular and orthopaedic anaesthesia. He has a special interest in perioperative echocardiography and ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia. He has been a staff anaesthetist at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne since 2016 and is a member of the department’s quality and safety committee.
Dr Christine Vien MBBS FANZCA
Christine completed a fellowship at St Vincent’s Hospital before returning as a full time anaesthetist. Her medical interest lie with regional anaesthesia as well as paediatric anaesthesia, having completed a fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Christine also has a strong interest in medical management, having membered and chaired a number of committees focusing on welfare and training of junior doctors. She is currently the New Fellows Councillor on the ANZCA Council.
Dr Claire Garratt BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCA FANZCA
Claire is a full-time staff specialist anaesthetist and the department Librarian. She completed her anaesthesia training at King’s College Hospital, London, UK and was assimilated into Australian anaesthesia practice gaining FANZCA in August 2017. She has completed fellowships in cardiothoracic, obstetric, hepatobiliary and liver transplant anaesthesia both in the UK and here in Melbourne. Her interests are cardiothoracic and hepatobiliary anaesthesia, transoesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, perioperative medicine and quality improvement.
Dr Craig Ironfield MBBS, BMedSci, PGCertUS, FANZCA
Craig is a fulltime staff anaesthetist and Director of Anaesthesia at St Vincent’s Hospital on the Park; a stand-alone day surgery facility to increase elective surgery capacity after the COVID-19 pandemic.
After completing anaesthesia training at St Vincent’s Hospital, he completed a fellowship year at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with a focus on trauma and major head and neck surgery. He then returned to St Vincent’s as a consultant in 2016.
He has a strong interest in anaesthesia quality and safety. He is a member of the department’s quality and safety team, and is also a representative on the Anaesthesia Subcommittee of the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council.
He is an honorary clinical fellow at the University of Melbourne, and has key clinical interests in regional anaesthesia, vascular surgery and neurosurgery.
Professor David A Scott MBBS, PhD, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA, FCAI, FAMM
David is a Professor with the Department of Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Melbourne, and a senior staff anaesthetist in the department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine - having been Director from 2010 to 2022 and Deputy Director for 19 years prior to this. His clinical interests are in cardiac and vascular anaesthesia, echocardiography and regional anaesthesia. He has clinical and research interests in acute pain medicine and cognitive outcomes after surgery. His PhD was in the neuropharmacology of neuropathic pain. He is a co-editor of the book Acute Pain Management - Scientific Evidence. His ongoing research interests are in blood management and cognitive outcomes following anaesthesia and surgery, including delirium and dementia. He has received over $4M in competitive research grants and has published widely in these areas. He is a member of the Executive of the Perioperative Cognition professional Interest Area of the Alzheimer’s Association International. He is also currently the Chair of the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council.
Dr Henry Davidson MBBS FANZCA
Dr Jamahal Luxford MBBS MCU MMed MBA FANZCA FASE
Jamahal graduated from Monash University, and obtained his FANZCA in 2013. He undertook a domestic fellowship at the Royal Darwin Hospital as well as a 6month rotation as a perioperative medical registrar.
From 2014 until 2016 he undertook a Cardiaciothoracic fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. He is a full time staff anaesthetist at St Vincent’s and has additional interests in echocardiography (both TTE and TOE) and perioperative medicine.
Dr Liz Coyle MBBS FANZCA
Dr Louisa Bhanabhai MBBS FANZCA
Dr Sam Costello MBBS BBiomedSci FANZCA
Sam undertook his anaesthetic training within the St Vincent’s Hospital before completing a fellowship in cardiac, vascular and thoracic anaesthesia at University Hospital Leuven, Belgium. Following his fellowship he worked for two years as a consultant anaesthetist at the University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium before returning to an English speaking environment at St Vincent’s Hospital.
He is responsible for the anaesthetic trainee tutorial program. He enjoys the mix of both cardiac and non-cardiac anaesthesia as well as the performance of transoesophageal echocardiography and regional anaesthesia.
Dr Steven McGuigan MBBS FANZCA
Dr Vaughan Bertram B Biomed. Sc (Adel), MBBS (Melb), FANZCA
Vaughan has been a staff anaesthetist since 2016 and is a current Supervisor of Training and Fellowship Coordinator.
After finishing his registrar training through St Vincent’s Hospital, he completed a fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital before travelling to Canada in 2015 where he completed a 12 month Advanced Airway Management Fellowship at Toronto General Hospital under the mentorship of Professor Richard Cooper.
Vaughan has has written a book chapter for difficult airway management in ENT surgery and published in airway related research.
He works regularly in oral maxillofacial, head and neck, orthopaedic and thoracic surgery, and is enthusiastic about teaching airway management techniques and bronchoscopic intubation. Outside his staff role he works regularly in obstetric anaesthesia.
Dr Will Watson BMBS FANZCA FRCA
Will completed his initial postgraduate training in the South West of England, before moving over to Melbourne to work in Emergency Medicine.
He relocated to Glasgow to pursue anaesthetic training, including subspecialty training in Intensive Care, and anaesthesia for ENT procedures. He was awarded his CCT in Anaesthesia in 2019, before returning to Melbourne to work at St Vincent’s as a Regional Anaesthesia Fellow.
Prior to returning full time to St Vincents he worked for 12 months as a Consultant in both Anaesthesia and Intensive Care medicine in Scotland, which coincided with the peak of the COVID pandemic.
He took up his staff anaesthetist post at St Vincents in February 2022, having completed the SIMG pathway with ANZCA, and is the department lead for regional anaesthesia and a liaison for orthopaedics
His areas of interest are Regional Anaesthesia and Perioperative medicine.
Visiting Consultant Anaesthetists
Dr Alex Baker MB ChB, BSc, FANZCA, GDipMgmt, EDRA
Alex is a Kiwi who completed his anaesthetic training in NSW, Victoria and the UK. He has a special interest in anaesthesia for ENT procedures, regional anaesthesia and teaching. Outside of work his interests include: mountain biking, surfing and kitesurfing.
Dr Alexandra Kent MBBS FANZCA
Dr Andrew Middleton MBBS FANZCA
Dr Andrew Wyss MBBS FANZCA
Dr Wyss trained at St Vincents and finished his anaesthetic training with a neuroanaesthesia fellowship in London, Ontario, Canada.
Dr Wyss was on staff at St Vincents for several years and now is a visiting consultant at St Vincent’s and The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, along with private practice.
He maintains special interest in neuroaneasthesia, cranio-facial, ENT, and ophthalmic anaesthesia.
Dr Ashutosh Nath MBBS FANZCA
Dr Christopher Scarff MBBS FANZCA
Dr Crispin Wan MBBS FANZCA
Crispin is a VMO who works at St. Vincent’s, Eye & Ear Hospital and Epworth. He trained in Monash and completed his fellowship years at St. Vincent’s and Oxford concentrating in neuroanaesthesia and airway management.
He’s also the HMO Supervisor for Anaesthesia, SSU Supervisor for Ophthalmology, EMAC instructor, executive committee member for the Daycare Surgery SIG and an Honorary Clinical Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
His clinical interests include airway management, ENT, neuroanaesthesia, TCI, regional anaesthesia and ophthalmology. He’s produced various local manuals for fibreoptic intubation, ENT and CICO and is actively involved in airway management teaching.
Dr Daniel Wong MBBS FANZCA
Dr David Olive MBBS FANZCA
After completing his registrar years at St. Vincent’s, David did a cardiac anaesthesia fellowship in Bristol, UK. He has worked at St. Vincent’s at a consultant level since 2001. David has a varied practice that includes anaesthesia for orthopaedic and plastic (hand) surgery, both of which involve extensive use of regional anaesthetic techniques. He also provides anaesthesia for obstetrics, ENT (including a significant paediatric caseload), upper GI (including bariatrics), ophthalmology and paediatric dental procedures. David is a passionate teacher of medical students, registrars, nurses and midwives. Aside from regular tutorials and lectures, David has taught regional techniques, including ultrasound-guided blocks and sub-Tenon’s blocks, at national conferences and local workshops. David is the Chairman of the Epworth HealthCare Obstetric Anaesthesia Committee and the Chairman of the Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group at St. Vincent’s Private. He is also the anaesthesia representative on the Medical Advisory Committee at Masada Private Hospital.
Dr Elliot Schulberg MBBS FANZCA, MMed(Periop)
Elliot is a VMO anaesthetist who trained through Monash Health before completing a regional anaesthesia fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada.
He maintains public appointments at St Vincent’s Hospital and Monash Health as well as private practice. He has a special interest in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia.
Dr Gaylene Heard MBBS FANZCA
Dr Jacyln Soo MBBS FANZCA
Dr James Mitchell MBBS FANZCA
James’ anaesthesia training was at the Geelong Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Royal Children’s Hospital. From 2001 to 2004 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, gaining extensive experience in neuroanaesthesia and publishing research in mechanisms of opioid tolerance and peripheral inflammation.
As well as general cases, he anaesthetises for neurosurgery, other specialty surgery and paediatric ophthalmic, ENT and dental surgery. James has prepared study materials in anaesthesia which are in use both here and in the UK and is involved in the assessment of the performance of foreign-trained anaesthetists seeking to practice in Australia.
He lives with his partner Jay in Fitzroy where their interests include bodybuilding and rowing with Melbourne Argonauts.
Dr Jeffrey Reddy BHB, MBChB, FANZCA
Jeff is a visiting anaesthetist with a special interest in regional and cardiothoracic anaesthesia. He trained and completed his anaesthetic training in New Zealand. He finished a fellowship at St Vincents focusing on cardiac/regional and airway management then worked as a consultant in Auckland with a focus on obstetrics before returning to St Vincents. He has a strong interest in perioperative clinical ultrasound.
Dr Kate Barrett MBBS FANZCA
Dr Keng Low MBBS FANZCA
Dr Maggie Wong MBBS, MMed, MHlthEth, FANZCA
Maggie is a sessional anaesthetist. She was a St Vincent’s Hospital anaesthetic trainee, and completed her training with a fellowship at The Royal Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her professional interests include obstetrics anaesthetic, perioperative medicine, medical education and health ethics. She is a Fellowship Examiner and DPA Assessor for ANZCA, a member of the Victorian Consultative Council of Anaesthetic Morbidity and Mortality, and a faculty member of the Monash University Master of Medicine course to 2017.
Dr Mahsa Adabi MBBS FANZCA
Dr May Tsai MBBS BMedSc MMed PGCert Clin. US FANZCA
May is currently a VMO and has been at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne since internship. She finished her anaesthetic training with an airway and thoracic anaesthesia fellowship at Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
She has public appointments at Eastern Health, Eye & Ear and Mercy Health as well as private practice. Outside work she practices martial arts and regularly travels around the world to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Dr Michael Rattray MBBS FANZCA
Dr Michael Solly MBBS FANZCA
Michael is a visiting anaesthetist at St Vincents.
Michael trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital before completing a fellowship year at St Vincent’s Hospital and then staying on for a year as a staff anaesthetist.
Leaving St Vincents he spent five years at the Mercy Hospital for Women as a half time staff anaesthetist before returning to St Vincent’s as a visiting anaesthetist in 2002.
Since then Michael has combined private practice with work at St Vincent’s.
Clinically he works in a range of areas including neuroaneasthesia, colorectal surgery, vascular surgery and orthopaedics and gynaecology.
Dr Michelle Chong MBBS FANZCA
Dr Nancy Fammartino MBBS FANZCA
Dr Peik Fei Yau MBBS FANZCA
Dr Phillipa Hore MBBS FANZCA
Dr Robert Gotmaker MBBS FANZCA
Dr Robyn Tran MBBS FANZCA
Dr Robyn Tran is a specialist anaesthetist who works at both Monash Health and St Vincent’s Hospital where she is involved in the Anaesthesia Allergy Clinic and skin testing. Her other clinical interests include Obstetric anaesthesia. Prior to embarking on medical studies at ANU Canberra, she trained as a Pharmacist which enriched her interest in pharmacology and adverse drug reactions.
Dr Simon Jones MBBS FANZCA
Simon is a visiting medical officer and specialty unit supervisor of neuroanaesthesia at St Vincent’s Hospital.
After completing his training at St Vincent’s Hospital, he completed a general fellowship at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2000, then a neuroanaesthesia fellowship at St George’s Hospital, London in 2001. Simon was awarded the Magill medal during his earlier studies in the UK and returned to St Vincent’s in 2002.
As well as a public appointment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, he has a busy private practice. Areas of interest include neuroanaesthesia, obstetrics, regional anaesthesia colorectal and eye surgery. He is actively involved in teaching and research with publications in the fields of plastic and neurosurgery.
Dr Vanida NaRanong MBBS FANZCA
Dr Yoshiaki Uda MBBS FANZCA DipClinUS
Yoshi is a VMO anaesthetist with a special interest in cardiothoracic and regional anaesthesia. He spent two years of training at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a strong emphasis in regional anaesthesia. Subsequently, Yoshi completed fellowship in cardiac anaesthesia and anaesthesia for organ transplantation at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada before returning to St. Vincent’s in 2017.
His interests include teaching and research in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.
A/Prof Lisbeth Evered
Lis has a BSc, Masters in Biostatistics and a PhD in neuroscience and is Scientific Head of Research in the Department and Associate Professor, University of Melbourne. She has over 60 publications in cognitive clinical research. Lis founded the Perioperative Cognition and delirium Professional Interest Area (PIA) of the Alzheimer’s Association (US). She is Associate Editor for BJA and Senior Editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia, and a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. She is the recipient of more than $8M in NHMRC project grants and other competitive funding. Lis is Chair of the International nomenclature consensus working party which has revised postoperative cognitive disorders from research to clinical guidelines. Her main area of research interest is identifying the impact of surgery and anaesthesia on the cognitive trajectory of older individuals including identifying biomarkers associated with these changes, and identifying perioperative interventions to reduce postoperative decline. Lis is supervisor of several research higher degree students, medical students undertaking their research projects and is research mentor to trainees and junior consultants. Lis is currently undertaking a sabbatical as Associate Professor of Neuroscience Faculty member at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York
Dee Henriss Dip Mgt/Dip Bus
Dee completed high school in South Africa and worked in various administration roles there, until she migrated to Australia and joined our Department in 2010 as an Administration Assistant. Dee is detail focused and likes getting involved in all projects in the department, providing admin support to both senior and junior staff. When not at work, she likes spending time with friends and family playing board games and she also enjoys knitting.