A/Prof Mark Putland MBBS MPH FACEM joined the Royal Melbourne Hospital 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 RMH had been at Bendigo Health in central Victoria where he helped to build their emergency medicine training program from the ground up.
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. Since graduation he 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 text book chapters and peer reviewed articles on diverse topics including trauma, respiratory emergencies, pandemic response and emergency medicine and trauma training.
His primary focus now is on building, maintain and supporting the high performing RMH ED team and continuously developing the capacity of the vital component of the Victorian Emergency and Trauma system that is the RMH ED.
- Emergency care
- Trauma care
- Road Safety
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Emergency Mental Health
- Pandemic preparedness and response
- Emergency and Trauma training
- Healthcare worker wellbeing
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