PROF Michael South

PROF Michael South


  • Asthma, respiratory infections & disease, paediatrics



  • Prof Michael South is a Paediatrician and Specialist in Intensive Care. Michael is currently holding positions as Professor in Department of Paediatrics University of Melbourne, Physician in General Medicine (RCH), Chief Medical Information Officer (RCH), Honorary Research Fellow at MCRI and Co-director Australian Paediatric Pharmacology Research Unit.

    Michael completed his MBBS in 1980 at University of London and Diploma in Child Health in 1983 and received his MRCP (UK) in 1985 from the Royal College of Physicians. In 1987 he completed his MD at the University of London with his thesis on Spontaneous Respiration in Ventilated Neonates. In the years following Michael became a fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)(1990), Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetics (FJFICM)(2002) and College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM)(2009).

    Michael has over 250 publications with over 150 of those being peer-reviewed, he has also won a slew of awards such as RCH Gold Medal (2010) and RACP John Sands Medal (2012).

    Michael’s main academic interests relate to the care of acutely unwell children and medical informatics.


Member of

  • Royal College of Physicians of London. Member 2004 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • CHIA, Australasian College of Health Informatics 2014
  • MD, University of London 1987
  • DCH, University of London 1983
  • MBBS, University of London 1980

Awards and honors

  • John Sands Medal, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2012
  • Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine, 2009
  • Fellow of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, 2004
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1993
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 1985



Available for supervision

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