Dr Fran O’Keeffe

MB BCh BAO (Hons) BA Mod (Biochem) FRCEM FACEM
Research Fellow - Clinical Education & Research, National Trauma Research Institute
Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Trauma Lead, Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

About Fran O’Keeffe

Dr O’Keeffe obtained his degree in Biochemistry from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and subsequently completed his medical degree at The Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (RCSI). Dr O’Keeffe moved to Australia and completed his Advanced Training in Emergency Medicine at The Alfred Hospital in 2015 and subsequently held Consultant positions with both the Emergency Department and the Trauma Service at The Alfred. 

Dr O’Keeffe was appointed Clinical Coordinator for the King Saud Medical City (KSMC) – The Alfred International Trauma Program, a position he held until his return to Ireland with his family in 2016. 

Dr O’Keeffe’s main areas of clinical interest are in critical care and trauma resuscitation. He regularly instructs on the Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support courses and is co-founder of The Procedures Course, a cadaver-based skills course, teaching life-saving interventions to critical care clinicians. 

He is actively engaged in clinical research and remains an Honorary Consultant with the Alfred Trauma Service as well as Research Fellow with The National Trauma Research Institute, Australia. His current research interests include emergency airway management, optimal use of blood and blood products in trauma resuscitation as well as traumatic brain injury.