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Professor Paul Myles is Head of Alfred Health's and Monash University's Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Professor Paul Myles is the Chair of the Academic Board of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, as well as the current Director of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred. In addition, Professor Myles is an Australian NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

He has published more than 250 papers, is an editorial consultant for The Lancet and an editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia. He has received more than $30 million in NHMRC funding. His research interests include large clinical trials in perioperative medicine, and measuring quality of recovery after surgery.

Education/Academic qualification




External positions

Editor, British Journal of Anaesthesia

Editorial Consultant, The Lancet


  • Anaesthesia
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Clinical Trials

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Projects 2003 2022

Research Output 1987 2018

Auditing the national audit projects: impact and implementation

Avidan, M. S. & Myles, P. S., 1 Jul 2018, In : British Journal of Anaesthesia. 121, 1, p. 107-111 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

The early in-vivo effects of a single anti-emetic dose of dexamethasone on innate immune cell gene expression and activation in healthy volunteers

Bain, C. R., Draxler, D. F., Taylor, R., Wallace, S., Gouldthorpe, O., Corcoran, T. B., Myles, P. S., L. Medcalf, R. & Bozaoglu, K., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Anaesthesia. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Age and other perioperative risk factors for postoperative systemic inflammatory response syndrome after cardiac surgery

Dieleman, J. M., Peelen, L. M., Coulson, T. G., Tran, L., Reid, C. M., Smith, J. A., Myles, P. S. & Pilcher, D., 1 Oct 2017, In : British Journal of Anaesthesia. 119, 4, p. 637-644 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A survey of Australian and New Zealand anaesthetists' attitudes towards resuscitation orders in the perioperative setting

Keon-Cohen, Z., Myles, P. S. & Story, D. A., 1 May 2017, In : Anaesthesia and intensive care. 45, 3, p. 396-402 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Contemporary Approaches to Perioperative IV Fluid Therapy

Myles, P. S., Andrews, S., Nicholson, J., Lobo, D. N. & Mythen, M., 8 Oct 2017, In : World Journal of Surgery. 41, 10, p. 2457–2463 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review