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At Cabrini, David currently is the Deputy Director of Intensive Care, Head of ICU Research, the Clinical Dean for the Monash University Clinical School and a practicing anaesthetist. 

David has had significant experience in developing and implementing medical education. Most notably, David was the author of the "BEYOND BASIC:Airway management” textbook and course (which has  been taught in over 20 countries) He has held a variety of undergraduate teaching roles for the medical school at Monash University since 2006, culminating with his appointment as the clinical dean at Cabrini by the Central Clinical School in 2017. 

He is a strong advocate for student well-being and has published in the MJA on on improving collegiality through kindness in the workplace. 

David is an internationally recognised researcher and expert on airway management in both intensive careened anaesthesia. He both an executive board member and clinical council member for the Safe Airway Society of Australia and New Zealand, and a member of “The Airway Leads” committee for The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).David was the National lead for Australia and NZ for the INTUBE study which was recently published in JAMA and funded by a grant from the ESICM in Europe.In 2020, David was the lead author of the national  guidelines for airway management for COVID-19 patients. The consensus statement was published in the MJA and has already had over 300 citations in under 12 months. 

David has had over 50 peer reviewed publications in the past 5 years and continues to focus his research on universal airway practices and airway education, as well as leadership within the ICU.
David is also a current PhD student at Monash University.


External positions

Director of Medical Education, Cabrini Health

2017 → …

Deputy Director of ICU, Cabrini Health

2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • intensive care
  • Anaesthesia
  • Medical Education


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