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Marc ZIEGENFUSS, Australia / Director Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care
The Prince Charles Hospital
[Educational Background]

2002 Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Intensive Care Medicine
2010 Diploma in Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography
1998 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England)
1996 Diploma in Primary Emergency Care (College of Medicine, South Africa)
1992 MBBCh (Witwatersrand, South Africa)
1989 BMedSci(Witwatersrand, South Africa)

[Work Experience]

2008 ‐ present Director at Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society
2010 – present Director of Intensive Care Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
2002 – present Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia


1. National Blood Authority Symposium 11/12 June 2015. Implementation of a Patient Blood
    Management Program. Invited Speaker as foundation Chair of the Prince Charles Patient Blood
    Management Program which is internationally regarded as “Gold Standard”.
2. Successful conservative management of an iatrogenic ECMO cannula - related inferior vena cava     injury. Bhaskar B, Mullany D, Parmar D, Ziegenfuss M, Shekar K. Anaesth
    Intensive Care. 2015 May;43(3):418-9.
3. Protocol guided bleeding management improves cardiac surgery patient outcomes.
    Pearse BL, Smith I, Faulke D, Wall D, Fraser JF, Ryan EG, Drake L, Rapchuk IL, Tesar P, Ziegenfuss
    M, Fung YL. Vox Sang. 2015 Apr 30. doi: 10.1111/vox.12279.
4. Use of recombinant activated Factor VII for refractory after lung transplant bleeding as an effective
    strategy to restrict blood transfusion and associated complications.
    Bhaskar B, Ziegenfuss M, Choudhary J, Fraser JF.
    Transfusion. 2013 Apr;53(4):798-804. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03801.
    Contemporary extracorporeal life support devices and strategies for management of acute
    cardiorespiratory failure in adult patients. Shekar K, Mullany DV, Thomson B, Ziegenfuss M, Platts DG,
    Fraser JF. Critical Care. (17 January 2014)
5. A high baseline plasma cortisol level and a blunted cortisol response to corticotropin may predict
    survival in patients with cardiogenic shock following acute myocardial infarction. Tol MM , Shekar K,
    Barnett AG, McWhinney BC, Ziegenfuss M, Ungerer JP, Fraser JF. J Crit Care. 2014.
6. A preliminary investigation into adrenal responsiveness and outcomes in patients with cardiogenic
    shock after acute myocardial infarction.
    Maneesha M Tol, Kiran Shekar, Adrian G Barnett, James McGree, Brett C McWhinney, Marc
    Ziegenfuss, Jacobus P Ungerer, John F Fraser .J Crit Care 2014 Jan 31. Epub 2014 Jan 31.
7. The Influence of Circulating Levels of Fibrinogen and Perioperative Coagulation Parameters on
    Predicting Postoperative Blood Loss in Cardiac Surgery: A Prospective Observational Study. Ravi C.
    Pillai, John F. Fraser, Marc Ziegenfuss, Balu Bhaskar Journal of Cardiac Surgery17 DEC 2013
8. Sedation during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-why more is less.
    Shekar K, Roberts JA, Ghassabian S, Mullany DV, Ziegenfuss M, Smith MT, Fung YL, Fraser JF.
    Anaesth Intensive Care. 2012 Nov;40(6):1067-9.
9. Outcomes of the first 30 cases of an adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program:
    strategies to manage the "learning curve" and implications for intensive care unit risk adjustment
    models. Mullany DV, Bull TN, Hunt W, Shekar K, Thomson B, Fraser JF, Ziegenfuss M. Crit Care
    Resusc. 2012 Jun;14(2):119-29
10. Implementation of an adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program: patient outcomes,
    strategies to manage the learning curve and implications. Daniel Mullany, Taressa Bull, Bill Hunt, Kiran
    Shekar, Bruce Thomson, John Fraser, Marc Ziegenfuss. Crit Care Resus , June 2012
11. A Queensland Experience of Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO): Outcomes and
    Unique Challenges. Mullany D, Bull T, Hunt W, Ziegenfuss M Poster presentation at the ANZICS
    Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, 2011
12. Implementation & Outcomes of a Nurse Education Program for Extracorporeal Membrane
    Oxygenation in Queensland. Taressa Bull, Deb Bristow, Dan Mullany, Marc Ziegenfuss Poster
    presentation at the ANZICS Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, 2011
13. Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network - Intensive Care Registrar Recruitment and Training
    Project. Marc Ziegenfuss, Mary Forrester and Darren Velthius.
    Poster presentation at the ANZICS Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, 2011
14. Australian Intensive Care – an exciting success story. Holley A, Ziegenfuss M.
    Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin. Winter 2011 Cumque natura – by the Force of Nature.
    April 2011. Lead article for The Intensivist – quarterly publication of ANZICS,
    the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society.
15. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) Acute Respiratory Distress
    Australia and New Zealand Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ANZ ECMO) Influenza
    Investigators. Davies A. Jones D. Bailey M. Beca J. Bellomo R. Blackwell N.
    Forrest P. Gattas D. Granger E. Herkes R. Jackson A. McGuinness S. Nair P. Pellegrino V. Pettila V.
    Plunkett B. Pye R. Torzillo P. Webb S. Wilson M. Ziegenfuss M. JAMA. 302(17):1888-95, 2009 Nov 4.


Myself, the Prince Charles Intensive Care Service and multiple projects I have lead have received awards for their outstanding results. I see these awards as accolades for Team rather than individual efforts, for work I consider “routine daily work”.
Examples include Blood Management Programs, educational projects, consistent excellent clinical outcomes for our patients as measured against international Benchmarks and implementation of new therapies.