MBCHB PhD FRCP (GLASGOW) CP FRCA FFARCSI FCICM
Professor John Fraser is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where he received fellowships in Medicine and Anaesthesia during his basic ICU training. He arrived in Australia in a second hand kilt via Russia, Mongolia and China via the Trans Siberian Railway. He completed his ICU training in Brisbane prior to his PhD on burns and smoke inhalation injury through University of Queensland.
He is a pre-eminent Intensivist at The Prince Charles Hospital, where he founded and heads the multi disciplinary Critical Care Research Group, the largest group of its kind in Australasia. He is the Director of ICU at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane, and has 5 professorial appointments.
Professor Fraser currently supervises over 20 PhD, MPhil and honours students in medicine, surgery, basic science, engineering and allied health fields across 7 laboratories. Since the inception of CCRG in 2004, the group has earned more than $29 million dollars (AUD) in grants and industry funding. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and multiple book chapters.
In 2014 the group was awarded The Centre for Research Excellence (one of only of six clinical CRE’s) in Australasia looking at the development and utilisation of bionic hearts and lungs, collaborating throughout Australia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China.
Professor Fraser was the co-founder and chief medical officer of BiVACOR, a total artificial heart and the Medical Director for the Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering Laboratory.
He is the proud father of 5 great children and is supported by the beautiful Katrina, who says she has six children!