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Professor Zsolt Balogh

Professor of Surgery

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Balogh is the Discipline Head of Traumatology and leads the Traumatology Research Group at the University of Newcastle. He is also the Director of Trauma Surgery at the John Hunter Hospital and Hunter New England Local Health District. Apart from a teacher and researcher, he is an active trauma and orthopaedic surgeon with a major interest in complex polytrauma patients and pelvic and acetabulum fracture patients. As the Discipline Head of Traumatology, Professor Balogh is responsible for the Trauma curriculum at the University of Newcastle, which has formal components in years 1,3,4 and 5 in the Medical School. His research covers many areas of trauma care such as orthopaedic trauma, torso trauma and postinjury critical care. He collaborates with academic trauma centres and Universities in Europe, United States and Australia. Professor Balogh supervises the Traumatology PhD program at The University of Newcastle and clinical and research fellowship programs at the John Hunter Hospital.

Research Expertise
Objective Research Measures (May 2014): Cumulative impact factor (based on the year of publication): 411.949 H-score : 24 Citations: 2883 Clinical and laboratory research on major trauma, traumatic shock, postinjury inflammation and its complications. Clinical and laboratory research on major orthopaedic trauma. Clinical research on pelvic fractures. Clinical research on geriatric/fragility fractures. Trauma epidemiology, outcome and trauma score research.

Teaching Expertise
Professor Balogh provides undergraduate and postgraduate education in wide aspects of trauma care, orthopaedics and critical care at local, national and international levels. He has mentored many students, residents, fellows and PhD students who have won awards and scholarships in these areas: 2014 - 83rd RACS Anual Scientific Congress - Best scientified paper: Trauma Research Papers Competition (Dr Daniel McIlroy, PhD student) - Neutrophil extracellular traps formed following trauma and subsequent surgery contain mitochondrial DNA 2011- 1st Prize, Hunter Orthopedic Society Meeting, Best Paper Competition (by Dr Osamu Yoshino, PhD student) – Polytrauma model with femur fracture. 2011 – American Association for the Surgery of Trauma – Medical Student travel scholarship to attend the AAST annual meeting in Chicago, IL, USA (by Benjamin Hardy, medical student, BMed student researcher). 2011 – International Association of Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC) – best paper presentation, Yokohama, Japan (“Blunt polytrauma model with femur fracture” by Dr Osamu Yoshino, resident, PhD student). 2011 – International Society of Surgery – Australasian Chapter – Travelling fellowship to the International Surgical Week in Yokohama, Japan (by Dr Osamu Yoshino, resident, PhD student). 2011 – European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery – Young Researcher Travel Award (by Dr Nerida Butcher, senior resident) for the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery conference, Milano, Italy. – Definition of Polytrauma, International consensus initiative. 2010 – 1st Prize, Australian Orthopaedic Registrar Association - Registrar Paper Competition (by Dr Nicole Williams, orthopaedic registrar). Adelaide, SA. – Outcomes of low energy hip fractures in a major trauma centre. 2010 – 1st Prize, Australian Orthopaedic Association (NSW Branch) Registrar Competition (by Dr Nicole Williams, orthopaedic registrar). Sydney, NSW. – Outcomes of low energy hip fractures in a major trauma centre. 2009 – 1st Prize, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Annual Trauma Registrar/Fellow Competition (by Dr Andrew Martin, trauma fellow). Adelaide, SA. – Redefinition of haemorrhagic shock for the Australian trauma registries. Delegated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010 for the International Competition, to represent the Asia Pacific Region. 2009- 1st Prize, Hunter Orthopedic Society Meeting, Best Paper Competition. (by Dr Laszlo Toth, Trauma Fellow) – Prediction of Arterial bleeding in haemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures. 2008 – 1st Prize, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Annual Scientific Congress, Best Trauma Free Paper. (by Tim Arnold, BMed Student), Hong Kong, China – The correlation of arterial and venous base deficit during trauma resuscitation. 2008 – 2nd Prize, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Annual Trauma Registrar/Fellow Competition (by Dr Laszlo Toth, Trauma Fellow). Melbourne, Victoria. – The safety and efficacy of pelvic binding. 2008- 1st Prize, Hunter Orthopedic Society Meeting, Best Paper Competition (by Dr Ben Nicholas, Surgical Intern) – Early total care versus damage control orthopaedics: the Australian perspective. 2007 – 1st Prize, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Annual Trauma Registrar/Fellow Competition (by Dr David Dewar, Orthopedic Registrar/PhD Student). Melbourne, Victoria. – The epidemiology of postinjury multiple organ failure. Delegated to Washington DC in 2008 for the International Competition, represented the Asia Pacific Region. 2007- 1st Prize, Hunter Orthopedic Society Meeting, Best Paper Competition (by Dr David Dewar, Orthopedic Registrar/PhD Student) – Postinjury MOF for the orthopedic surgeon.

Administrative Expertise
Professor Balogh is the Director of Trauma Services for the John Hunter Hospital and Hunter New England Trauma System. Discipline Head of Traumatology, University of Newcastle Year 5 Orthopaedics/Trauma Co-ordinator.

Collaborations
The Traumatology Research Group has extensive collaborations locally (John Hunter Hospital, University of Newcastle), NSW, Interstate and at International levels. Current and past key collaborating Institutions: Hunter Medical Research Institute University of NSW Queensland University of Technology National Trauma Research Institute / Monash University NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management University of Colorado, Denver, USA University of Texas-Houston Medical School, USA Cornell University, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, USA University of Leeds, UK University of Aachen, Germany AO Research Institute, Switzerland.

Keywords

  • Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
  • Behavioural research in trauma patients: alcohol and smoking
  • Fragility / Geriatric Fractures
  • Major Pelvic Fractures
  • Orthopaedic Trauma - timing of fracture fixation, multiple long bone fractures
  • Physiological response to trauma
  • Polytrauma
  • Postinjury Multiple Organ Failure
  • Postinjury immunology/inflammation
  • Trauma Scoring - Polytrauma Definition
  • • Orthopaedics
  • • Pelvic surgery
  • • Postinjury critical care
  • • Trauma care

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110299 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified 15
110314 Orthopaedics 40
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 45

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor of Surgery University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Editorial Board - The Journal of Trauma The Journal of Trauma
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Asoociate Editor - Surgical Techniques Development Journal Surgical Techniques Development Journal
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Fellow - Australian Orthopaedic Association AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association
1/01/2010 -  Associate Editor-in-Chief - International Journal of Burns and Trauma International Journal of Burns and Trauma
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Section Editor (Polytrauma) - European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
United States
1/05/2009 -  Professor of Traumatology University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Fellow - American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons
United States
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2009 Editorial Board - World Journal of Surgery World Journal of Surgery
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Editorial Board - Clinical Medicine Insights: Trauma and Intensive Medicine Journal Clinical Medicine Insights: Trauma and Intensive Medicine Journal
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Editorial Board - Journal of Trauma Management and Outcomes Journal of Trauma Management and Outcomes
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Western Trauma Association (USA) Western Trauma Association (USA)
United States
1/01/2009 -  Specialty Editor (Trauma) - ANZ Journal of Surgery ANZ Journal of Surgery
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2008 Editorial Board - Current Opinion in Critical Care Journal Current Opinion in Critical Care Journal
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Editorial Board - World Journal of Emergency Surgery World Journal of Emergency Surgery
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Editorial Board - Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Fellow - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1/01/2005 -  Director of Trauma Services Hunter New England Health
John Hunter Hospital
Australia
1/01/2005 -  Editorial Board - Injury Journal Injury Journal
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Membership - American Association for the Surgery of Trauma American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
United States
1/01/2010 -  Membership - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
United States
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Australasian Trauma Society Australasian Trauma Society
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Australian Medical Association Australian Medical Association
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Executive Member - Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - AO Foundation/AO Trauma (AO Trustee for Australia) AO Foundation/AO Trauma (AO Trustee for Australia)
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Hunter Medical Research Institute University of Newcastle
Hunter Medical Research Institute
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Hunter Surgical Society Hunter Surgical Society
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - International Association of Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care International Association of Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - International Society of Surgery International Society of Surgery
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Orthopaedic Trauma Association (USA) Orthopaedic Trauma Association
United States
1/01/2009 -  Membership - RACS Section of Academic Surgery Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Secretary and Executive Member - World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Hunter Orthopaedic Society Hunter Orthopaedic Society
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Hungarian Society of Traumatology Hungarian Society of Traumatology
Hungary
1/01/2008 -  Membership - RACS Trauma Education and Curriculum Development Sub-Committee Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Secretary and Executive Member - Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society
Australia
1/01/2005 -  Membership - RACS Definitive Surgical Trauma Management Course Committee Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Australia
1/01/2005 -  Membership - RACS Trauma Committee Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Australia
1/01/2003 -  Membership - European Association for Trauma and Emergency Surgery European Association for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Austria

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 -  Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and, Trauma Surgeon Hunter New England Area Health Service
John Hunter Hospital
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2014 Official AOTrauma Fellowship Host Centre
John Hunter Hospital
2014 Excellence in Reviewing
Injury - International Journal of the Care of the Injured
2013 Award for best paper 2010-2011 World Journal of Surgery
International Society of Surgery (ISS) Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)
2013 Best Surgeon Innovator
AO Foundation
2012 Certificate of Outstanding Service
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
2011 Honorary Professor
Peking University
2006 Orthopedic consultant/educator of the year
Hunter New England Health

Research Award

Year Award
2014 John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
2014 Orthopaedic Research Award
AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association
2010 Research Excellence Award
University of Newcastle
2008 Staff Achievement Awards
Hunter New England Health
2005 Travelling Fellowship
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Abdominal compartment syndrome: From recognition to the solution
Organisation: Habilitation Lecture Series, University of Szeged Description: .
2011 The organisation of polytrauma care: Initial management, priorities
Organisation: Habilitation Lecture Series, University of Szeged Description: .
2011 Trauma nursing in Australia
Organisation: Annual Congress of the Dutch Trauma Society Description: .
2011 Abdominal compartment syndrome: From recognition to solution
Organisation: Annual Congress of the Dutch Trauma Society Description: .
2011 Damage control orthopaedics: pushing the envelope
Organisation: Annual Congress of the Dutch Trauma Society Description: .
2011 How to develop a trauma research centre
Organisation: Annual Congress of the Dutch Trauma Society Description: .
2011 The development of a trauma centre: The Newcastle Experience
Organisation: Journal Club of the Gold Coast Hospital Orthopaedic Surgeons Description: .
2011 The management of haemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures
Organisation: Annual Trauma Congress of the Peking University Description: .
2009 Recent advancements on the management of patients with haemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures
Organisation: National Institute of Traumatology, Peterfy Hospital and Trauma Center - Institutional Trauma Course Description: .
2009 Penetrating trauma cases presentation
Organisation: Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Workshop on Trauma to Visceral Organs, European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery Description: .
2009 Damage control, packing, abdominal compartment syndrome
Organisation: Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Workshop on Trauma to Visceral Organs, European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery Description: .
2009 Blunt trauma case presentation
Organisation: Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Workshop on Trauma to Visceral Organs, European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery Description: .
2009 Which diagnostic steps are necessary in visceral trauma?
Organisation: Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Workshop on Trauma to Visceral Organs, European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery Description: .

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 The American Trauma System
Organisation: Polytrauma Management Beyond ATLS Description: .
2011 Haemorrhage control versus cranial decompression? Debate for haemorrhage control
Organisation: Polytrauma Management Beyond ATLS Description: .
2011 Priorities in lifesaving surgical interventions: What comes first?
Organisation: Polytrauma Management Beyond ATLS Description: .
2010 Epidemiology of traumatic deaths: Comprehensive population-based assessment
Organisation: 10th International Summit on Trauma, Shock, Infection and Sepsis (TSIS) Description: .
2010 The definition of Polytrauma
Organisation: Aachen Polytrauma Summit Description: .
2009 Immune modulation in trauma
Organisation: Pre-Congress Instructional Course on Surgical Infections, 10th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery Description: .
2009 Trauma and infection
Organisation: Pre-Congress Instructional Course on Surgical Infections, 10th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery Description: .
2009 Prediction of ACS
Organisation: 4th World Congress Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Description: .
2009 When to open/close the abdomen: Interactive case presentations with Dr Ivatury
Organisation: 4th World Congress Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Description: .
2008 Ankle fractures
Organisation: International Fall Trauma Symposium Description: .
2008 Early management and decision making
Organisation: International Fall Trauma Symposium Description: .
2008 Abdominal compartment syndrome: Diagnosis and treatment
Organisation: XXXVI Biennial World Congress of the International College of Surgeons Description: .
2007 Abdominal compartment syndrome complicating infection
Organisation: 7th World Congress on Trauma, Shock, Inflammation and Sepsis Description: .
2007 Post injury multiple organ failure: History, current trends and future directions
Organisation: Injury 2007 Description: .
2007 Management of the complex pelvic fracture
Organisation: Injury 2007 Description: .

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Damage control orthopaedics: Quo vadis
Organisation: 12th Co-operative Course Polytrauma Management - Beyond ATLAS Description: .
2012 Current management of unstable pelvic fractures
Organisation: 4th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium Description: .
2012 A review of causes for mortality in hip fracture patients
Organisation: Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre Symposium Description: .
2012 Cornerstones of "The Golden Standard" in Trauma management
Organisation: Partnerships to Better Patient Outcomes Description: .
2012 The development of the trauma system in the Hunter and well beyond
Organisation: Critical Care Conference in the Vineyards Description: .
2012 Haemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures
Organisation: Kyungpook National University Hospital Description: .
2011 Consensus on Polytrauma - no physiological parameters needed for the definition
Organisation: European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery Description: .
2011 Damage control surgery is an outdated, overused concept
Organisation: SWAN Trauma Conference Description: .
2011 Damage control vs definitive care: where is the line?
Organisation: 5th World Congress Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Description: .
2011 Postinjury abdominal compartment syndrome
Organisation: International Association of Trauma and Intensive Care Description: .
2010 Ethics in acute care
Organisation: Medical Leadership Development Seminar, University of Newcastle Description: .
2006 Invited Instructor/Speaker
Organisation: National Trauma Management Course, National Academy of Traumatology Description: .
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 14
Total funding $1,460,869

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20172 grants / $34,183

PhD Scholarships Program 2017 - Tarrant$30,000

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor Zsolt Balogh, Professor John Attia, Mr Seth Tarrant
Scheme PhD Scholarships Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700883
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

HMRI MRSP Secial Infrastructure Scheme - Early and Mid-Career Equipment Grant$4,183

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Zsolt Balogh, Doctor Gabrielle Briggs, Doctor Steve Smith
Scheme Early and Mid-Career Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701285
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20152 grants / $186,532

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure (15-16) - Traumatology$161,310

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Zsolt Balogh
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500827
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Grant Round 2015$25,222

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle

Funding body John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle
Project Team

Professor Zsolt Balogh

Scheme trust grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

20141 grants / $370,818

Evaluation of a tailored online hospital and post-discharge smoking cessation program for orthopaedic trauma surgery patients$370,818

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Zsolt Balogh, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Ian Harris, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran, Dr Johnson George, Doctor Luke Wolfenden
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1300686
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20132 grants / $86,633

The role of mitochondrial DNA in the post-injury inflammatory response following major trauma$61,633

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Professor Zsolt Balogh, Dr Daniel Mcilroy
Scheme Trauma Education and Research Fund Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300217
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Foundation Grant$25,000

Funding body: AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association

Funding body AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association
Project Team

Professor Zsolt Balogh

Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

20122 grants / $46,368

Peri-operative immune-monitoring post trauma$37,500

Funding body: AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association

Funding body AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association
Project Team Professor Zsolt Balogh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101115
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Tissue oxygenation saturation (StO2) changes during intramedullary nailing of lower limb fractures$8,868

Funding body: AOTrauma Asia Pacific

Funding body AOTrauma Asia Pacific
Project Team Professor Zsolt Balogh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101134
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20112 grants / $38,393

The immunological impact of orthopaedic trauma operative procedures$30,000

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team

Professor Zsolt Balogh

Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Australian Pelvic & Acetabular Fracture Database$8,393

Funding body: AOTrauma Asia Pacific

Funding body AOTrauma Asia Pacific
Project Team Professor Zsolt Balogh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001023
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20101 grants / $600,000

Education and Research$600,000

Funding body: Xstrata Coal Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Xstrata Coal Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team

Professor Zsolt Balogh

Scheme Educational Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

20081 grants / $60,942

The effects of resuscitation fluids on intra-abdominal pressure$60,942

Funding body: Hunter New England Area Health Service

Funding body Hunter New England Area Health Service
Project Team Professor Zsolt Balogh
Scheme Trauma Education and Research Fund Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0188616
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20051 grants / $37,000

Safe driving initative$37,000

Funding body: NRMA Foundation Pty Ltd

Funding body NRMA Foundation Pty Ltd
Project Team

Professor Zsolt Balogh

Scheme Donation to the John Hunter Trauma Service
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.55

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Defining the Immune System and Preventable Mortality in Geriatric Hip Fractures PhD (Surgical Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD The Role of Mitochondrial DNA in the Post-Injury "Inflammatory" Response Following Major Trauma PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Understanding the Role of Prehospital Intubation and Advanced Brain Imaging in Patients Suffering from Severe Traumatic Brain Injury PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD The Definition of Polytrauma: The Need for International Consensus PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Post Injury Multiple Organ Failure: Epidemiology, Prediction Modelling, and Score Comparison in an Australian Setting PhD (Surgical Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The Optimal Timing of Surgical Fracture Stabilization in Trauma Patients PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD The Effects of Fluid Resuscitation on Intra-Abdominal Pressure PhD (Surgical Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Research Projects

NETA - Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Autoimmunity 2015 -

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps are a recently described mechanism of innate immunity. The Trauma group led by Prof Zsolt Balogh at HNE Health have recently demonstrated that a different type of NETosis involving mitochondrial DNA rather than cellular nuclear DNA occurs in the sterile inflammation occurring in the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. It seems plausible that the same process may occur in other forms of sterile inflammation such as the autoimmune diseases encountered in clinical Rheumatology. NETA is a preliminary observational study to determine whether NETosis is occurring in a range of inflammatory diseases and the type of NETosis that is occurring. The range of conditions includes rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, giant cell arteritis, gout, bacterial sepsis. The collaborators include A/Prof Stephen Oakley, Prof Zsolt Balogh, Prof Phil Hansbro and Dr Joshua Davis.

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Conjoint Professor Josh S Davis
Professor Zsolt Janos Balogh University of Newcastle

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News

second hit

Multiple Organ Failure - The Second Hit

August 8, 2014

Professor Zsolt Balogh's trauma research was featured on the ABC's Catalyst program last night.

Professor Zsolt Balogh

Organ failure syndrome

December 18, 2013

The battle to save accident victims in Intensive Care often extends beyond treating the original injury, with multiple organ failure (MOF) presenting a constant threat. While the precise cause of the body's sequential 'shut down' is unknown, results from a recent Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) study may help to solve the puzzle.

Professor Zsolt Balogh

Position

Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email zsolt.balogh@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 4921 4259
Fax 4985 5545

Office

Building John Hunter Hospital
Location Royal Newcastle Centre, Bone & Joint Institute, Level 3, Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights NSW 2305

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