1991 …2021

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Personal profile


Professor Mark Fitzgerald is Director of Trauma Services at The Alfred Hospital; Director of the National Trauma Research Institute; Professor, Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Monash University; and Professor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology.

Professor Fitzgerald credentials include MB BS (University of Melbourne) 1981; Fellowship Australasian College for Emergency Medicine 1987; MD (Monash) 2015 (Computer Assisted Decisions Support for Trauma Resuscitation); and Global Clinical Scholar - Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2015 (Harvard Medical School). He is an Ambulance Victoria Medical Advisor, a Victorian State Trauma Committee member and the Director of the Trauma Reception & Resuscitation Project.

His research themes are systems improvement, error reduction and standardization of resuscitation care. Professor Fitzgerald has led the establishment of Trauma Systems in Sri Lanka, India, China, the Philippines and Myanmar. He has delivered 157 major presentations, 160 publications in peer reviewed journals, 11 book chapters and has achieved Au$10 million in research and development funding 2007-17.

Professor Fitzgerald’s honours include the Ambulance Service Medal 2003; the Foundation Medal, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine 2003; Honorary Life Membership, Neurotrauma Society of India 2010; and the Gordon Trinca Medal for services to trauma, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2013.

External positions

Medical Advisor, Ambulance Victoria (AV)

National Trauma Research Institute

Research area keywords

  • Trauma
  • Trauma in emergency services
  • Resuscitation

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Research Output

The ATLANTIC study: Anti-Xa level assessment in trauma intensive care

Rakhra, S., Martin, E. L., Fitzgerald, M. & Udy, A., Jan 2020, In : Injury. 51, p. 10-14 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A checklist for trauma quality improvement meetings: A process improvement study

O'Reilly, G. M., Mathew, J., Roy, N., Gupta, A., Joshipura, M., Sharma, N., Mitra, B., Cameron, P. A., Fahey, M., Howard, T., Kumar, V., Jarwani, B., Soni, K. D., Thakor, A., Dharap, S., Patel, P., Jhakal, A., Farrow, N. C., Misra, M. C., Gruen, R. L. & 1 others, Fitzgerald, M. C., 8 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Injury. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ageing population has changed the nature of major thoracic injury

Ferrah, N., Cameron, P., Gabbe, B., Fitzgerald, M., Judson, R., Marasco, S., Kowalski, T. & Beck, B., 1 Jun 2019, In : Emergency Medicine Journal. 36, 6, p. 340-345 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A Quantitative Approach for the Bone-implant Osseointegration Assessment Based on Ultrasonic Elastic Guided Waves

Vien, B. S., Chiu, W. K., Russ, M. & Fitzgerald, M., 22 Jan 2019, In : Sensors (Basel, Switzerland). 19, 3, 21 p., 454.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical clearance of the thoracic and lumbar spine: a pilot study

Mitra, B., El-Menyar, A., Mercier, E., Liew, S., Varma, D., Fitzgerald, M. C., Al-Hilli, S., Peralta, R., Al-Thani, H. & Cameron, P. A., Jun 2019, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery. 89, 6, p. 718-722 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review