Emergency Physician & Head of Global Emergency Care Programs
A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly
A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly is a senior Emergency Physician and Head of Global Programs at the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and NHMRC Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute and Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Following disaster response missions with in Afghanistan, Kenya and Indonesia, with Medicine Sans Frontieres and International Rescue Committee, commencing more than two decades ago, he has led multiple global emergency and trauma care system capacity development activities, including with colleagues in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Myanmar, Tanzania, Iran and at the WHO. Gerard has more than 100 journal publications, collaborated on emergency and trauma care funding grants worth more than AUD$2 million, and continues to supervise multiple post-graduate students in global emergency and trauma care.
In 2020, he led the multi-site COVID-19 in ED (COVED) Quality Improvement Project and Registry, collaborating with ED colleagues across 4 Australian states and was awarded the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Morson-Taylor Award to support the development of an Australia New Zealand Dataset and Registry for Emergency Care. Gerard is currently a member of the following ACEM Committees: the ED Epidemiology Network (EDEN) Executive, the Research Committee and the Global Emergency Care Committee (GECCo), for which he was the inaugural Chair in 2014.
Gerard is the lead for the Data and Quality Improvement Working Group for the WHO Global Alliance for the Care of the Injured (GACI). He has chaired the annual Alfred-Monash Global Emergency Care Conference (Workshop and Symposium) since its inception in 2012 and has been a member of the Alfred-Monash Emergency Medicine Research Course faculty since it commenced in 2011.
Gerard’s primary passion is in emergency and trauma care system development, globally.