Associate Professor George Skowronski graduated from Monash University in 1974. His postgraduate training was in internal medicine and intensive care medicine. He was one of the first Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in intensive care medicine, completing his Fellowship in 1981. Assoc. Prof. Skowronski’s training included time spent in London, Melbourne and Adelaide, and his 40-year specialist career includes various periods in Adelaide and Sydney.
Assoc. Prof. Skowronski is an ex-President of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), an ex-Chairman of the Intensive Care Specialist Advisory Committee of the RACP, and an ex-examiner for the former Faculty of Intensive Care. He was also instrumental in establishing the Clinical Trials Group of the Australians and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, which has produced a number of large-scale trials of international significance.
Assoc. Prof. Skowronski has served as a State Councillor for the Australian salaried Medical Officers Association, a State Councillor for the AMA and an Adviser for the Health Care Complaints Commission. He is primarily a clinician rather than an academic, but has over 40 publications in diverse areas of intensive care medicine, including neurological disorders in intensive care and aspects of cardiovascular shock.
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