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BRISBANE-based Professor John Fraser has published more than 200 academic papers and his medical research includes multi-million dollar projects including the development of a ground-breaking bionic heart.

Some of his research ideas and collaborations across Asia and North America are pushing the boundaries of medical science with the promise of saving countless lives. His medical work has also taken him on many humanitarian missions to Africa.

And yet this energetic Glaswegian, husband and father of five, almost gave up his medical training in Scotland to become an actor. Listening to Prof Fraser speak to a 200-strong audience of the Assembly of Catholic Professionals in Brisbane last week, it was easy to imagine how he could have found his fortune on stage as a stand-up comedian and storyteller. Instead he persevered with medicine, and thousands of patients are grateful he did.


Date: 28 April 2016
Speaker: Professor John Fraser in conversation with Michael Crutcher.

Professor John Fraser, Critical Care Research Group, The Prince Charles Hospital


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