Professor Dan Chambers

Professor Dan Chambers

Executive Director Research, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Dan graduated from The University of Queensland in 1993 with the William Nathaniel Robertson Medal and a University Medal. In 2002 he received an MD from the University of Birmingham, UK for his work on the pulmonary biology of nitric oxide. He completed his specialist training in thoracic and general medicine in the UK, with a particular interest in cystic fibrosis, before returning to Australia in 2003. He then returned once again to the UK to complete a Fellowship in lung transplantation at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, in 2005.

Dan was awarded FRACP in 2005 and was one of the founding clinicians of the Western Australian Lung Transplant Program where he worked until 2008. Since returning to Queensland, Dan has worked as a Thoracic Transplant Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital where he is a Pre-eminent Specialist.

Dan was a key member of the team which pioneered ex-vivo lung perfusion to resuscitate marginal donor organs in Australia in 2011. He has used this technology to improve the safety of early phase human trials, and in so doing conceived and developed guidelines for the use of donated human lungs for research in Australia, a document now endorsed by the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand and utilised around the country. In 2013 and 2014 he was a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Scientific Meeting Programming Committee. He is Co-Chair of the Scientific Programming and Education Committee, Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is a regular reviewer for all of the highest ranked journals in respiratory and transplantation medicine and is on the Editorial Board of the European Respiratory Journal.

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