ICU Consultants

Professor John Botha

JBotha-200x300MBChB, M Med FCP(SA), FRACP, FCICM, DipNeph (London), PG Dip Echo

Prof Botha completed his undergraduate and post graduate training at Stellenbosch University South Africa. He subsequently completed further training at the Hammersmith Hospital in nephrology and a Critical Care fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia. He has been working in Australia since 1996 and has been Director of ICU at Peninsula Health since 1999. He has diverse interests including medical education, nephrology and clinical research. He has been site investigator for numerous pharmaceutical and CTG trials and has published over a wide range of topics including critical care nephrology, sedative practice, ventilation and futility of care. He is an examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine and has delivered numerous BASIC and beyond BASIC mechanical ventilation courses.

He is an active member of ANZICS having convened the 2010 ANZICS ASM in Melbourne and was the scientific convenor for the CICM ASM in 2011.He has previously served on the Intensive Care Advisory Committee to DHS and as secretary for the College Victorian State Committee.

Non-Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor Monash University
  • Director of ICU – Peninsula Health
  • Director of Research – Peninsula Health
  • Clinical Dean 2000-2008 – Peninsula Health
  • Human Research and Ethics Committee – 2008-date
  • Victorian Intensive Care Advisory Committee (ICAC) to DHS 2006-2008
  • Adjudicator – Peninsula Health Registrars Research Day 2004-date
  • Monash University Gippsland School – Curriculum Committee 2006, Executive Committee 2006
  • College of Intensive Care Medicine – Court of Examiners 2008-date
  • Scientific Convenor -College of Intensive Care Medicine ASM June 2012
  • Victorian Regional Committee Secretary-2009-2013
  • Medical Convenor ANZICS /ACCCN ASM Oct 2010 Melbourne
  • ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG) 2004-date
  • Management Committee – NHMRC Nephroprotect Trial
  • Site Investigator – Numerous CTG trials
  • Faculty Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation – 2013 World Congress Durban
  • Faculty – Master in Perioperative Medicine-Monash University
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer- Critical Care and Resuscitation, Journal of Clinical Anaesthesiology, Medical Journal of Australia, Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine

 Please click here for a list of publications by Professor Botha

Associate Professor Ian CarneyJLP_5878

BSc, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FCICM, MPH&TM, Grad Dip Echo, Grad Dip Clin Ed

Assoc Prof Carney has a broad range of clinical interests and experience. He trained in Internal medicine with a special interest in respiratory medicine and infectious diseases. After working for many years in tropical Queensland he trained in Critical Care Medicine in Canberra and the Alfred Hospital. He is been associated with the Intensive Care Unit in various capacities since 2001 and as Full Time Deputy Director since 2010. He is a keen educator and is on the National Examining Committee for the College of Physicians

Non-Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Monash University
  • Deputy Director of ICU – Peninsula Health
  • Chairman Drugs and Therapeutics Committee
  • National Examining Panel Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Committee to review BASIC Curriculum Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • College of Intensive Care Medicine Victorian Regional Committee
  • Site Investigator – ENTERIC, PROTECT and TRANFUSE trials
  • Faculty Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation
  • Convener BASIC Courses at The Alfred 2005-2008, Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town 2010, Peninsula Health 2008-present
  • Faculty ECMO Insertion Course The Alfred 2012
  • Faculty ECMO Meeting The Alfred 2012

 Please click here for a list of publications by Associate Professor Carney

Dr Kavi HajiJLP_5875

MB, ChB, FACEM, FCICM, PGDipCC Echo

Staff intensivist, supervisor of training

Kavi has a special interest in ultrasound and echocardiography in critical care, and in teaching. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne on the role of ultrasound and echocardiography in critical care. Kavi is an instructor for HeartScan Melbourne University. Kavi is also the course director and instructor for BASIC and Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation courses at Peninsula Health, and is an instructor for Intensive Care for Emergency Medicine course offered through the College of Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong, as well as being and one of the authors of the manual for this course.

Non-Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Consultant Intensivist – Peninsula Health
  • Supervisor of training – Peninsula Health
  • Adjunct senior lecturer – Monash University
  • Director and Faculty Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation – Peninsula Health 2012 and 2013
  • Director and Faculty BASIC Assessment and Support in Intensive Care, Peninsula Health 2009-date
  • Instructor HeartScan, Melbourne University 2011-date
  • One of authors of manual, Certificate of Lung Ultrasound – Melbourne University
  • Faculty and one of authors of the Manual for the Intensive Care In Emergency Medicine course, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Supervisor – Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences- Monash University
  • Site Investigator ARISE and Chest study

 Please click here for a list of publications by Dr. Haji

Professor Ravindranath TiruvoipatiJLP_5904_pp

MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, MCh, MSc, FCICM, EDIC

Professor Tiruvoipati is a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine. He completed his undergraduate and post graduate surgical training in India. He subsequently wrote his surgical fellowship in the United Kingdom and thereafter was appointed as clinical fellow in the landmark ECMO CESAR trial.

After relocating to Australia he trained in Critical Care at Peninsula Health and the Alfred Hospital. His interest is research and extracorporeal therapies. He has published widely in this area and currently completing his PhD on CO2 and its relevance in the critically ill.

Non-Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Director of Intensive Care Research
  • Professor, Monash University
  • Member of Intensive Care Foundation (ICF) Grants Scientific Review Committee (Dec 2011- till date)
  • Member of Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Abstract Review Committee (Feb 2011- till date)
  • Member of Research Steering Committee, Peninsula Health (May 2011- till date)
  • Member of Editorial Board of World Journal of Critical Care Medicine (WJCCM) (Dec 2010 – till date)
  • Member of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) Peninsula Health (October 2008 – till date)
  • Adjudicator -Peninsula Health Registrars Research Day 2010-date
  • CESAR trial Management Committee and Trial Steering Committee member.
  • Faculty of Sydney Intensive Care Equipment course: 2011 to date
  • Faculty The Alfred ECMO course: 2013 to date
  • Faculty South and West Asia Chapter of ELSO ECMO training programme: 2014
  • Faculty Peninsula Health Beyond BASIC Mechanical ventilation course: 2012 to date
  • Faculty Peninsula Health BASIC course: 2010 to date
  • Reviewer for Critical Care Medicine
  • Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Acute Disease (Oct 2014- till date)
  • Member of Editorial Board of Austin Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (Jan 2015- till date)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Intensive Care Medicine, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, Heart and Lung, Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Sciences, Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, and Trials Journal.

 Please click here for a list of publications by Associate Professor Tiruvoipati

Dr Sachin GuptaJLP_5880

MBBS, FCICM

Dr Gupta trained as a specialist physician in India and completed his critical care training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.

He has diverse interests including medical education and quality.

Non-Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash University
  • Member: Peninsula Health Morbidity and Mortality Committee
  • Member: Peninsula Health Medical Emergency Response Committee
  • Member: Antibiotic Stewardship Committee

Please click here for a list of publications by Dr. Gupta

Dr Ashwin SubramaniamAsh cropped

MBBS, MMed, FRACP, FCICM

Dr Subramaniam is a new addition to the Frankston ICU team. He completed his undergraduate training in India. After coming to Australia in 2003, his physician and intensive care training has involved experience in most Victorian hospitals. He has diverse interests including medical education, echocardiography, critical ultrasound, bronchoscopy, resuscitation and clinical research. He has special research interest in nutrition in the critically ill.

Non-Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash University
  • Undertaking Diploma of diagnostic ultrasound with ASUM
  • Member: Victorian Intensive Care Network (VIN) organizing committee
  • Faculty of Peninsula Health BASIC course: 2013 to date

Please click here for a list of publications by Dr. Subramaniam

Andrew DaviesAssociate Professor Andrew Davies

MBBS, FRACP, FCIC

Andrew Davies recently joined the Peninsula Health Intensive Care Unit team after previously working as a consultant intensivist at the Alfred Hospital for over 15 years where he developed significant clinical experience and interest in organ donation. He also has an appointment an Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University where he assists in the running of several clinical trials in critical care with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre. He has performed clinical research in the field of critical care for 20 years, as a participating investigator in over 50 studies (mostly clinical trials), predominantly in the areas of critical care nutrition, mechanical ventilation and acute lung injury and severe sepsis. He is a past Vice Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG) and a past Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN).

Andrew is also the host of the Mastering Intensive Care podcast, which aims to help and inspire intensive care clinicians to improve the care we give to our patients by providing interesting and thought-provoking conversations with highly respected and experienced clinicians. It can be found on iTunes or via Life in the Fast Lane. 

 

Non-clinical responsibilities:

  • DonateLife Medical Donation Specialist for Peninsula Health
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Monash University
  • ANZICS Clinical Trials Group member
  • Management Committee member: NHMRC-funded TARGET study
  • Consultant Fellow: NHMRC-funded PHARLAP study
  • Associate Editor: “Clinical Nutrition” journal
  • Reviewer: New Engl J Med, Med J Aust, Critical Care Med, Intensive Care Med, Critical Care

Please click here for a partial list of publications by Associate Professor Davies.