In recognition of a distinguished career spanning almost four decades, David Tuxen was in 2014 promoted to an adjunct clinical professor with the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, of Monash University.

Prof Tuxen is a Senior Intensivist and past Director of the Department of Intensive Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Alfred Hospital He has performed 21 years of continuous service on an ANZICS or Intensive Care Foundation executive, including his roles as President of ANZICS and Chairman of the Intensive Care Foundation.

He is a past supervisor of RACP intensive care training.

His work and achievements has been recognised by receiving the ANZICS Medal, being asked to give the ANZICS Oration and being placed on the ANZICS Honour roll. He has also received the Randy Chestnut award for academic contribution to the Clinical Trials Group.

During 21 years service in the RAAF reserve, he was a Wing Commander and the RAAF consultant for Intensive Care Medicine.

Of 86 publications, 50% are as 1st author, 30% as 2nd author and 18% as senior (final) author (97% 1st, 2nd or senior author) Of ~550 presentations given since 1990, 79 were invited to international meetings and 83 invited to national meetings

He has been voted best speaker at the ANZICS Intensive Care Medicine Course for the last 14 consecutive meetings. 

He has given >400 formal in-hospital teaching sessions over 30 years at the Alfred since commencement in 1983 – an average of >15 per year maintained up to the current date including Monash medical students, intensive care registrars and nurses.

He has convened all the Alfred ICU Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Conferences since its start in 2007.  This meeting has become larger and more important each year, attracting attendances not only from across Australia but also from overseas.

His particular areas of expertise and special interest include mechanical ventilation of asthma and ARDS, lung recruitment, ventilator waveforms, independent lung ventilation and fungal infections in critical illness

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