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A/Prof Graeme MacLaren

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care,  National University Heart Centre, Singapore 
  • Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Intensive Care Medicine, Internal Medicine
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Intensive Care
Special Interests:
Extracorporeal life support , Cardiac intensive care , Perioperative echocardiography , Sepsis


Associate Professor Graeme MacLaren is an adult and paediatric Intensive Care Physician and Director of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. A/Prof MacLaren graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and trained in critical care medicine at St Vincent's Hospital, The Alfred Hospital and the Royal Children's Hospital. He undertook additional post-fellowship training in perioperative echocardiography as well as infectious diseases. Since 2005, he has been working as a Paediatric Intensive Care Physician at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

He has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, reviewed for more than 60 medical journals, co-authored over a dozen textbook chapters, edited 5 textbooks, and given nearly 300 presentations at international conferences across North America, Europe and Asia. He has been heavily involved with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) since 2011, was the Inaugural Chair of its Asia-Pacific Chapter, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the editorial boards of seven journals in the fields of critical care medicine and infectious diseases and is an Associate Editor for five of them. He has a Masters degree in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Journals & Publications

Selected Publications:
1. MacLaren G. In sepsis-induced heart failure, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can provide support. Lancet 2020; 396(10250):515-517

2. MacLaren G, Fisher D, Brodie D. Preparing for the most critically ill patients with COVID-19: the potential role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. JAMA 2020; 323(13):1245-1246

3. Barbaro RP, MacLaren G, Boonstra PS, Iwashyna TJ, Slutsky AS, Fan E, Bartlett RH, Tonna J, Hyslop R, Fanning JF, Rycus PT, Hyer S, Anders M, Agerstrand C, Hryniewicz K, Lorusso R, Combes A, Brodie D, for the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in COVID-19: an international cohort study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry. Lancet 2020; 396(10257):1071-1078

4. Marino BS, Tabbutt S, MacLaren G, Hazinski MF, Adatia I, Atkins D, Checchia PA, DeCaen A, Fink EL, Hoffman G, Jeffries JL, Kleinman M, Krawczeski C, Licht DJ, Macrae D, Ravishankar C, Samson RA, Thiagarajan RR, Toms R, Tweddell J, Laussen P. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children with heart disease: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2018; 137(22):e691-e782

 5. MacLaren G. Medicine, art and the death of Franz Liszt. Internal Med J 2012; 42(5):575-577

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