Professor Jeffrey Lipman 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).
For 20 years he was Director of the Intensive Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital, recently standing down to concentrate more on research. He is now the inaugural Research Ambassador of the Hospital. He is also Professor and Head of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Queensland, as well as the Executive Director of the Burns, Trauma, Critical Care Research Centre at this University.
Professor Lipman is a career Intensivist, having worked full-time in Intensive Care Units since 1979. 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 where he still holds an Adjunct Professorial position.
He has published over 30 book chapters and over 470 peer-reviewed articles including in high impact journals like NEJM, JAMA and Lancet Infectious Diseases.
He currently holds dozens of peer-reviewed grants including 3 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 and recently was awarded Researcher of the Year by his Health District and another similar award from his Hospital.