Professor Mark Fitzgerald

Professor Mark Fitzgerald


Director, National Trauma Research Institute

Director, Trauma Services, The Alfred

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Monash University

Professor Mark Fitzgerald is Director of the National Trauma Research Institute and Director of Trauma Services at The Alfred. He graduated MB BS from the University of Melbourne in 1981, achieved Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in 1987, was awarded an MD for ‘Computer Aided Decision Support for Trauma Reception and Resuscitation’ from Monash University in 2015 and was a Global Clinical Scholar (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School 2014 – 2015. Professor Fitzgerald is an Ambulance Victoria Medical Advisor and a member of the Victorian State Trauma Committee.

Professor Fitzgerald has led the establishment of trauma resuscitation and management programs along with Trauma Systems Development in Sri Lanka, India, China, the Philippines and Myanmar.

Professor Fitzgerald’s research themes include trauma systems improvement, error reduction and standardisation of resuscitation care. He has over 110 publications in peer-review journals as well as 11 book chapters and is a reviewer for multiple medical and surgical journals.

Honours awarded to Professor Fitzgerald include the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in 2003, the Foundation Medal Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in 2003, Honorary Life Membership of the Neurotrauma Society of India in 2010 and the Gordon Trinca Medal, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013.

Professor Fitzgerald is the current Australian Principal Investigator for AITSC, leading the investigator team with his counterpart Professor Mahesh C Misra in India.