Jamie Cooper AO appointed Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor

Professor Jamie Cooper AOCongratulations to Professor Jamie Cooper AO, recently appointed as one of two new Sir John Monash Distinguished Professors by the University. Professor Cooper is the Founding Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care (ANZIC) Research Centre; Co-Head of the Acute and Critical Care Division in our School, and a Senior Specialist in Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital.

The ANZIC Research Centre is a world-leading, intensive care research methods centre for pivotal, multicentre, randomised controlled trials in critically ill patients. Under his leadership, the Centre’s research outcomes have advanced medical care in Australia and overseas by improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

Professor Cooper is internationally recognised (Top 1% Expertscape) for his expertise on 17 topics, including intensive care units, critical illness, brain injuries and blood transfusion, and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to critically ill patients as both a clinician and a researcher. He was a foundation member and is a current fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, elected in recognition of his distinguished achievements and contributions to health and medical science. He has 17 papers in our top two medical journals (NEJM and JAMA), is an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Neurotrauma and Critical Care and Resuscitation, and a peer reviewer for 14 journals, including New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association.

For more than three decades, Professor Cooper has excelled at the highest international level in his services to Monash, his patients and the wider community. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards throughout his career, including an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to intensive care medicine in the field of traumatic brain injury as a clinician, and to medical education as an academic, researcher and author.

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