Junior doctor research fellowship
Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary presents Dr Fanning with an award for research
Based at The Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland’s quaternary cardiothoracic centre, Dr Fanning’s research looks at reducing various neurological and cognitive complications in patients undergoing surgery.
Specifically, he is interested in reducing the risk of stroke, dementia and delirium in patients undergoing procedures such as Transcatheter Aortic
Valve Implantation, in which the aortic valve is replaced via a catheter from the groin.
“The research has helped us understand the reasons for stroke and other complications in particular patients who undergo surgery. With this knowledge,
we can better inform patients of the risks and are now striving to reduce this risk using novel protective strategies,” Dr Fanning says.
“This funding will enable the expansion of the current research into new areas aimed at further minimising the risk of stroke and other cognitive issues following surgery to improve patient outcomes.”
Dr Fanning is grateful for the support of both Metro North Hospital and Health Service and The Prince Charles Hospital.