George Shorten

/ Prof George Shorten

George Shorten FRCA, FFARCS(I), DABA, MD, PhD

Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and Foundation Director of the ASSERT Centre at University College Cork, Ireland ( ).

Formerly Dean, School of Medicine University College Cork (2010-13) and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, appointed the first Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at UCC, Ireland in 1997. Was co-ordinating applicant for the Irish Health Research Board infrastructure grant which established UCC’s Clinical Research Facility ( ). Appointed consultant anaesthetist at Cork University Hospital (1997), Honorary Consultant to the South Infirmary and Victoria Hospitals (1998), and Honorary President, Irish Association of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses (2002). Has served on many national and international research and education bodies including as chair of the Education Committee of the European Pain Federation, of the Irish Universities and Medical Schools Consortium and of the Council of Deans of Medical Schools in Ireland.

Reviewer and consultant for the U.S. Department of Health, Ministerial appointment to the European Agency for Evaluation of Medicinal Products (and co-Chair during Ireland’s Presidency 2004). Numerous research awards and honours including:

  • Datex Ohmeda Lecturer to the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland “Perioperative organ protection- state of the science” Keynote Lecturer.
  • “Primum non nocere – easier said than done” Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
    Plenary Lecturer.
  • “Evidence -based training for doctors?” South East Asia Congress of Anaesthesiology: Karachi, Pakistan.
  • John Wrazej Memorial Lecturer University of Ottawa, Canada Keynote Lecturer: Anesthesia Norte.
  • Porto, Portugal “Innovation In Anaesthesia”.
  • Keynote Lecturer: Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival “Healthcare Training – beyond state of the art”.
  • Goudsouzian Scholar 2017: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

PI or co-investigator for peer review research grants of total value > EU 15M. Author of approximately 200 articles for peer review journals and textbooks. Associate editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and member of the Editorial Boards of International Anesthesiology Clinics, European Journal of Anaesthesia (2007-10), the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, and the Journal of Perioperative Medicine.