Rinaldo Bellomo


1990 …2021
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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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Projects 2007 2021

Research Output 1990 2019

Effects of Fluid Bolus Therapy on Renal Perfusion, Oxygenation, and Function in Early Experimental Septic Kidney Injury

Lankadeva, Y. R., Kosaka, J., Iguchi, N., Evans, R. G., Booth, L. C., Bellomo, R. & May, C. N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Critical Care Medicine. 47, 1, p. e36-e43 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Renal perfusion, oxygenation, and sympathetic nerve activity during volatile or intravenous general anaesthesia in sheep

Iguchi, N., Kosaka, J., Booth, L. C., Iguchi, Y., Evans, R. G., Bellomo, R., May, C. N. & Lankadeva, Y. R., 1 Mar 2019, In : British Journal of Anaesthesia. 122, 3, p. 342-349 8 p.

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Alterations in regional kidney oxygenation during expansion of extracellular fluid volume in conscious healthy sheep

Lankadeva, Y. R., Evans, R. G., Kosaka, J., Booth, L. C., Iguchi, N., Bellomo, R. & May, C. N., 1 Dec 2018, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 315, 6, p. R1242-R1250 9 p.

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Cause and Timing of Death and Subgroup Differential Effects of Erythropoietin in the EPO-TBI Study

Skrifvars, M. B., French, C., Bailey, M., Presneill, J., Nichol, A., Little, L., Durantea, J., Huet, O., Haddad, S., Arabi, Y., McArthur, C., Cooper, D. J., Bellomo, R. & EPO-TBI Investigators and the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, 15 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 35, 2, p. 333-340 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Does Fluid Type and Amount Affect Kidney Function in Critical Illness?

Glassford, N. J. & Bellomo, R., 1 Apr 2018, In : Critical Care Clinics. 34, 2, p. 279-298 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review