Professor Keith McNeil

Professor Keith McNeil

A/Deputy Director-General, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Queensland Health

Keith is a respiratory physician who trained in heart and lung transplantation in Cambridge, UK. Keith established the Queensland Lung Transplant Service in 1996, after which he returned to Papworth as the Lead Transplant Physician.

In 2002 to head up the Cardiothoracic Transplant Service at The Prince Charles Hospital where he co-ordinated Australia’s first heart-lung-liver transplant, and he established the Queensland Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Pulmonary Endarterectomy, and ECMO programs. Keith subsequently took up the role of CEO at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, then CEO of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

Keith returned to the UK in 2013 as CEO at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust and went on to become the first Chief Clinical Information Office and Head of IT for NHS.

Keith returned to Australia in2018 and took up the role of Chief Clinical Information Office for Queensland Health. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Keith led the Prevention Division as Deputy-Director General and Chief Medical Officer.

Keith has formally been appointed as the first stand-alone Chief Medical Officer for Queensland Health.

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