Associate Professor Lachlan Miles

Associate Professor Lachlan Miles


Staff Specialist and Deputy Head of Research in the Department of Anaesthesia - Austin Health

Associate Professor Lachlan Miles is a Staff Specialist and Deputy Head of Research in the Department of Anaesthesia at Austin Health, and an Honorary Principal Fellow of the Department of Critical Care at the University of Melbourne. His subspecialty clinical practice involves cardiothoracic and major hepatobiliary anaesthesia (including liver transplant) and peri-operative medicine.

Lachlan completed clinical fellowships at the Austin Health and at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom before commencing as a Consultant Anaesthetist in 2016. He holds certification status in advanced peri-operative transoeseophageal echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography in the United States.

Lachlan balances his clinical interests with a substantial research portfolio. He completed his PhD at University of Melbourne examining the identification and management of non-anaemic iron deficiency in patients undergoing cardiac and colorectal surgery. He has published > 30 original manuscripts in high-impact anaesthesia and general medicine journals in the last 5 years and is the principal chief investigator of the IDOCS and NATO studies, the latter of which is endorsed by the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network.

He is a previous winner of the Douglas Renton Medal for the Primary Fellowship Examination, awarded by ANZCA in 2010, the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Emerging Researcher Award in 2019, and the Gilbert Brown Prize, awarded by ANZCA for the best free paper at the Annual Scientific Meeting in 2020. He is an Editor of the journal Anaesthesia Reports.

Last updated 22:58 28.08.2023