Rinaldo Bellomo


1984 …2025

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Professor Rinaldo Bellomo AO MBBS MD FRACP FCICM FAHMS

Rinaldo Bellomo is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne Australia; Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute, Sydney, Australia; Honorary Fellow, Florey Institute of Physiology, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China; and Visiting Professor, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy. In 2018, he was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to intensive care medicine as a biomedical scientist and researcher, through infrastructure and systems development to manage the critically ill, and as an author.

Professor Bellomo is the Director of Intensive Care Research and Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at Austin Health. He is Co-Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) - a methods centre (established with a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Enabling Grant) for investigator-initiated clinical research that supports >15 staff, >10 PhD candidates, and research programs in traumatic brain injury, sepsis, transfusion, acute lung injury, nutrition and health economics. He is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and was Foundation Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG).

Each year for the past five years (2014-2018), Professor Bellomo has been named one of the world's most influential scientific minds of our time. Clarivate Analytics publishes "The world's most influential scientific minds" based on its analysis of data over the previous 11 years using Web of Science and InCites platforms to determine which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by peers. Prof Bellomo is one of the researchers identified as "influencing the future direction of their field, and of the world", "on the cutting edge of their field" and "publishing work that their peers recognize as vital to the advancement of their science". He is also the recipient of a NHMRC Achievement Award and an Austin Health Distinguished Scientist Award.

In 2015, Professor Bellomo became the first ANZ biomedical researcher to have more than 1,000 papers in Scopus. He has also written more than 152 book chapters and edited 13 books in the field of intensive care medicine. As at November, in Scopus he had >1,360 papers, an index of 112, and total lifetime citations of >68,000; and a yearly citation rate over the past 5 years of >2,500. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Critical Care and Resuscitation.

Professor Bellomo has been Chief Investigator in many successful grant applications. Over the past 10 years, he has been heavily involved in the design, execution, supervision and publication of several large randomised controlled trials published in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) for >20,000 intensive care unit (ICU) patients randomised.

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Reversing Renal Medullary Hypoxia and Acute Kidney Injury in Sepsis

May, C., Lankadeva, Y. R., Bellomo, R. & Evans, R.


Project: Research

Research Output

A comparison of characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to the ICU with asthma in Australia and New Zealand and United states

Abdelkarim, H., Durie, M., Bellomo, R., Bergmeir, C., Badawi, O., El-Khawas, K. & Pilcher, D., 2 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Asthma. 57, 4, p. 398-404 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

A Pilot, Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial of High-Dose Intravenous Vitamin C for Vasoplegia After Cardiac Surgery

Yanase, F., Bitker, L., Hessels, L., Osawa, E., Naorungroj, T., Cutuli, S. L., Young, P. J., Ritzema, J., Hill, G., Latimer-Bell, C., Hunt, A., Eastwood, G. M., Hilton, A. & Bellomo, R., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 34, 2, p. 409-416 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics and Outcomes of Critically Ill Trauma Patients in Australia and New Zealand (2005-2017)

Wilson, A. J., Magee, F., Bailey, M., Pilcher, D. V., French, C., Nichol, A., Udy, A., Hodgson, C. L., Cooper, D. J., Reade, M. C., Young, P. & Bellomo, R., May 2020, In : Critical Care Medicine. 48, 5, p. 717-724 8 p.

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Early osmotherapy in severe traumatic brain injury: An international multicenter study

Anstey, J. R., Taccone, F. S., Udy, A. A., Citerio, G., Duranteau, J., Ichai, C., Badenes, R., Prowle, J. R., Ercole, A., Oddo, M., Schneider, A. G., Van Der Jagt, M., Wolf, S., Helbok, R., Nelson, D. W., Skrifvars, M. B., Harrois, A., Presneill, J., Cooper, D. J., Bailey, M. & 2 others, Bellomo, R. & on behalf of The TBI Collaborative, 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 37, 1, p. 178-184 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis with Proton Pump Inhibitors vs Histamine-2 Receptor Blockers on In-Hospital Mortality among ICU Patients Receiving Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: The PEPTIC Randomized Clinical Trial

The PEPTIC Investigators & for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group, Alberta Health Services Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network, and the Irish Critical Care Trials Group, 17 Jan 2020, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 323, 7, p. 616-626 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)