George Shorten

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

George is current Dean of the School of Medicine, University College Cork (2010-). He was formerly Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and was appointed the first Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at UCC in 1997. He was 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).

George is a member (or former member) of the Department of Health and Children (Ireland) Steering Committee of Health Technology Assessment, the Irish Health Services Executive (SA) Acute Hospital Review Steering Group, the HSE National Committee on Medical Education and Training, and the Health Research Board (Ireland) Training Fellowship Selection Committee.

He is current chair of the Irish Universities and Medical Schools Consortium and previous Chair of the Education Committee of the European Federation of IASP Chapters.  George is reviewer and consultant for the U.S. Department of Health “Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acute Pain Management” and Ministerial appointment to the European Agency for Evaluation of Medicinal Products (COMP). He is author of approximately 200 articles for peer review journals and textbooks and reviewer for the Cochrane Pain and Palliative Care Group, international granting bodies, and 12 peer review journals. George is a member (or former member) of the Editorial Boards of International Anesthesiology Clinics, European Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, and the Journal of Perioperative Medicine. George is Editor of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists Refresher Course Lecture Series, and four textbooks. He was the Abbott Lecturer (2004) to the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and Founder and National Director of  the MSc Anaesthesia NUI/RCSI 2002-5.

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