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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)


  • Trauma
  • Trauma in emergency services
  • Resuscitation

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Projects 2006 2021

Research Output 1991 2019

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.

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Correlation of Anterior Interbody Graft Choice with Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cervical Spine Trauma

Lee, H. Q., Kow, C. Y., Ng, J. S., Chan, P., Ton, L., Etherington, G., Liew, S., Hunn, M., Fitzgerald, M. & Tee, J. W., Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Global Spine Journal. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Healing assessment of fractured femur treated with an intramedullary nail

Chiu, W. K., Vien, B. S., Russ, M. & Fitzgerald, M., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Structural Health Monitoring. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impact of rib fixation on quality of life after major trauma with multiple rib fractures

Marasco, S. F., Martin, K., Niggemeyer, L., Summerhayes, R., Fitzgerald, M. & Bailey, M., Jan 2019, In : Injury. 50, 1, p. 119–124 6 p.

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Prehospital Ground Transport Rapid Sequence Intubation for Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes

Fitzgerald, M. C., Lloyd-Donald, P., Smit, D. V., Mathew, J., Kim, Y., Tee, J., Dewan, Y. & Mitra, B., 1 Mar 2019, In : Annals of Surgery. 269, 3, p. e29-e30 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access