St George Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Professor John Myburgh


Queen's Birthday Honours for St George Private Doctor

Jun 09, 2014

Congratulations to St George Private Intensive Care specialist Professor John Myburgh who was recognised for service to the community in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.

Professor Myburgh was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine as an intensive and critical care practitioner, educator and researcher, and as an international innovator in patient management.

"It's a great privilege to have a colleague of the calibre of John Myburgh working with us at the hospital," says Associate Professor George Skowronski, Intensivist and Chairman of the St George Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee.

"He is undoubtedly the most accomplished Australian clinical researcher in Intensive Care Medicine and our close association with his academic work ensures our ICU can continue to practice at the cutting edge of our field.

"John is the only Australasian invited participant in the Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines for head injury management, which are used all over the world to guide treatment.

"More recently he has led international research into the use of intravenous fluids, and his work has resulted in the recognition that IV fluids containing starch derivatives are harmful. These fluids have been withdrawn from use in many hospitals worldwide. It goes without saying that St George Private was among the first!

"In addition to his research, John is an outstanding clinician, mentor and teacher and we in the ICU are very proud of the recognition he has so thoroughly earned."