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Anthony MCLEAN, Australia / Head of Discipline Intensive Care Medicine

Department of Discipline Intensive Care Medicine
University of Sydney
Anthony McLean was educated in New Zealand graduating from Otago University, New Zealand in 1974,
completed his FRACP in Sydney in 1984, and became a Foundation Fellow of the College of Intensive
Care Medicine in 2010. He gained the research degree of MD from Otago in 2007 the thesis titled ‘Critical
Care Echocardiography’.

After training in cardiology he underwent training in Intensive Care Medicine in Australia. He was appointed
as Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Nepean Hospital in 1986 and became Head of the Critical Care
Division, Nepean Hospital in 1992. He is also Director of the Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory, which
performs over 6000 ultrasound studies per annum. He is a clinical Professor of the Sydney University and
Head of the Discipline of Intensive Care Medicine at the University.

Working in both Intensive Care and Cardiology, his major research interests are the diagnosis and
management of acute heat failure, role of cardiac biomarkers in the ICU, echocardiography in the critically
ill and the role of gene analysis in the diagnosis of sepsis in the critically ill patient. He leads a Critical Care
Translational Research team actively involved in the development of diagnostic and prognostic genetic
markers in severe influenza infection. He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals.

He is a Past President of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Intensive Care and immediate Past-
President of the Asian Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine