Director of Emergency Services at Alfred Health and Director of The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre
A/Prof De Villiers Smit
As Director of Emergency Services at Alfred Health and Director of The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Dr Smit oversees the busiest trauma centre in Australasia.
This oversight includes commitment to a substantial program of education, research and international collaborations. Academic activities with this department include medical and nursing education programs from internal professional development certifications, to development of the Monash University Masters of Emergency Medicine and Fellowship programs. The department also boasts an active EM research program.
A/Prof Smit has been instrumental in the development and implementation of several care models to improve the patient care and experience. He has previously worked in major trauma centres in South Africa, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
A/Prof Smit is an Associate Professor at Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He is also the Deputy Program Director for the Emergency & Acute Medicine Program, incorporating Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Hospital In The Home (HITH) and the Hospital at Night Team (H@NT).