Professor Jeffrey Lipman


Honorary Professorial Fellow

Professor Jeffrey Lipman is a career Intensivist, having worked full-time in Intensive Care Units since 1979.  

He received his medical degree (MBBCh) from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and has specialist qualifications in anaesthesia (DA, FFA) and intensive care (FFA Crit Care, FCICM). Prior to moving to Australia in 1997 he was Head of ICU at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. Currently he is Director of the Intensive Care Services (Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital), Professor and Head of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Queensland. He also is the Executive Director of the Burns, Trauma, Critical Care Research Centre at this University. He has Adjunct Professorial appointments at Queensland University of Technology, University of Sydney and the University of Witwatersrand.

His research interests include all aspects of infection management in intensive care. He has a special interest in the pharmacokinetics of antibiotics, an area in which he completed his MD through the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

He has published over 30 book chapters and over 450 peer-reviewed articles including in high impact journals like NEJM, JAMA and Lancet Infectious Diseases. He has supervised over a dozen PhDs, is Section Editor of a number of peer-reviewed journals and reviews for many more. 

He currently holds dozens of peer-reviewed grants including 4 from NHMRC. Over the recent past the accumulated worth of these grants is over $10 million.  

He has been an invited speaker to over 100 Congresses Nationally and Internationally, being a Keynote speaker in many countries around the world.

He has been the recipient of a number of National and International awards for his service to Intensive Care Medicine.


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