Associate Professor Mark Putland joined the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) team as Director of Emergency Medicine in 2018, after 10 years working across regional and metropolitan, private and public emergency departments as well as for the Victorian critical care retrieval and coordination service. His primary role before coming to the RMH had been at Bendigo Health where he helped build its emergency medicine training program.

He graduated from University of Melbourne in 1998 and trained in emergency medicine in Melbourne and Brisbane, with a focus on trauma, critical care and retrieval medicine. He has completed further study in clinical research methods, aeromedical care and health service management.

Mark was awarded a Fulbright Professional Scholarship from the US State Department in 2015 to examine different models of regional trauma systems around the US and Australia. He has authored textbook chapters and peer-reviewed articles on diverse topics including trauma, respiratory emergencies, pandemic response and emergency medicine and trauma training.

His primary focus is building, maintaining and supporting the high-performing Emergency Department team and continuously developing the capacity of this vital component of the Victorian Emergency and Trauma system.

Mark is also Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Critical Care.