James Isbister

James Isbister

Professor James Isbister did his undergraduate medical training at the University of NSW. His postgraduate training in internal medicine and haematology was at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and subsequently in London at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. Prof Isbister’s main consultant career has been at Royal North Shore Hospital as Head of the Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine from 1983 and appointed Consultant Emeritus in 2004.

Prof Isbister has had a broad range of clinical, research and teaching interests in haematology, transfusion medicine and patient blood management. He was chief examiner in haematology and transfusion medicine for the Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia from 1989-1995. He has and continues to serve on National and International Advisory Committees and was chair of the Advisory Committee and a board member of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (2004-2010). He is currently chair of the Australian and New Zealand massive transfusion registry at Monash University and chair of the National Blood Authority Patient Blood Management Implementation steering committee.

Professor Isbister’s professional contributions have been acknowledged with several National and International awards. In 2011 he received a distinguished service award from the Australian Red Cross Society for contributions to the Blood Service and in 2014 was made as a Member of the Order of Australia.

Longer Resume

Institution: Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia

Specialty: Haematology

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Brief Resume:

  • undergraduate at the University of NSW and did postgraduate training at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London
  • main career has been at Royal North Shore Hospital as Head of the Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine being appointed Consultant Emeritus in 2004
  • conjoint professorial appointments at several universities and continues to serve on National and International Advisory Committees
  • currently chair of the massive transfusion registry at Monash University, Melbourne and chair of the National Blood Authority PBM steering committee
  • broad range of clinical, research and teaching interests in haematology, transfusion medicine and patient blood management and has received acknowledgement with several National and International awards
  • one of the early advocates for moving blood transfusion from a product focus to a patient focus and differentiating patient blood management from donor blood management

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Patient Blood Management Concept, Overview and History

Patient Blood Management: Concept, Overview and History