Dr George NtoumenopoulosConsultant Physiotherapist Critical Care, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Dr George Ntoumenopoulos is currently Consultant Physiotherapist in Intensive Care at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.  Prior to this George held appointments as Associate Professor of Physiotherapy at University of Technology Sydney and Australian Catholic University. George has extensive clinical, teaching and research expertise in critical care internationally including Australia, United Kingdom and the USA.  George has over 50 research publications in peer-reviewed journals. George has initiated bespoke post-graduate training courses in diagnostic lung ultrasound for acute respiratory physiotherapists to develop the evidence base for physiotherapy in intensive care.  He has run these ASUM accredited one-day courses successfully in Australia, London, Singapore, China and France. Main areas of research include the investigation of novel outcome measures for secretion retention and lung aeration in the intubated and ventilated patient.  Current funded research projects include: an international collaboration on the use diagnostic thoracic ultrasound imaging and impact on clinical decision making in critical care patients (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02881814 ), changes in lung aeration during extra-corporeal lung support (https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=373564&isReview=true ) and markers of muscle de-conditioning in ICU (https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?ACTRN=12618001733268 ) and ultrasound imaging for the detection of diaphragm dysfunction in patients who require extra-corporeal lung support (https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=370515 ).

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