Dr Gerry O’Callaghan is Senior Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. He is Chair of the Advisory Group to the NHMRC National Organ Donation Collaborative, Chair of the Education Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and was inaugural National Medical Director of the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority.
Gerry graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and completed postgraduate training in anaesthesia in Ireland, the UK and Israel followed by intensive care medicine in Australia. Gerry became interested in the challenges of facilitating organ donation and the interface with transplantation medicine while working in the Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital, London and has been a leading figure in Australia in advocating for improved organ donation arrangements. He was a Finalist in the 2013 South Australian of the Year awards.