Bernd Froessler

Bernd Froessler

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Bernd is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. Bernd was born in Germany and completed undergraduate training in 1988 at the University of Cologne in Germany. He trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Germany, completing his specialist exam in Anaesthesia in Germany in 1993 and becoming board certified in Anaesthesia, in the Netherlands in 1996. In 1995, Bernd completed the Australian Medical Council Exam and in 2002 completed his Australian Fellowship Exam in Anaesthesia, FANZCA. He has worked as a specialist in Germany, Holland and Australia.

Since 2006, Bernd has been involved in various projects with the Australian National Blood Authority, the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, the South Australian Blood Management Council and the National Transfusion Committee.

Bernd’s research interests are in iron metabolism, cardiovascular function and peri-operative and peripartum blood management. He has published multiple journal articles on the topic.

Bernd is hoping to establish more research activity at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in collaboration with the University of Adelaide. He is hoping to emphasise the importance and impact of clinical research on improved patient outcomes.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2015 Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2009 Mediflight SA Health
    2001 Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist Lyell McEwin Hospital
    1999 - 2001 Clinical Senior Lecturer Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University
    1999 - 2001 Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist Universitätsklinikum Aachen
    1997 - 1999 Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist Lyell McEwin Hospital
    1996 - 1997 Fellow, Intensive Care University of Groningen
    1993 - 1996 Staff Specialist Städtisches Klinikum Solingen
    1992 - 1993 Senior Anaesthetic Registrar Städtisches Klinikum Solingen
    1991 - 1992 Anaesthetic Registrar University Hospital Bonn
    1989 - 1990 Junior Registrar Städtisches Klinikum Solingen
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Best Poster, ANZBT Section Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (HAA) 2018 Annual Scientific Meetings Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak and peer review
    German Can read, write, speak and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2013 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Clinical Science
    2006 University of Melbourne Australia Postgraduate Diploma in Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography
    1993 University of Cologne Germany Doctor of Medicine



Funded Project Title / Grant Name

Funding Body




South Australian Patient Blood Management Council 

AUD $49,915



South Australian Patient Blood Management Council 

AUD $39,528



Lyell McEwin Hospital Research Fund

AUD $110,000


PBM Collaborative

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

AUD $40,000


Iron need in pregnancy and after birth

National Blood Authority (NBA)

AUD $153,035.63


Management of perioperative anaemia in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery

The University of Adelaide-Lyell McEwin Hospital Strategic Initiative Fund

AUD $10,000


UoA-Freiburg Partnership Grant

The University of Freiburg

AUD $5,000


Travel Grant

Blood Safe

AUD $20,000

University Teaching :

  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Aachen/Germany, 1999-2001, 2010: undergraduate and postgraduate tutorials, lectures, seminars and workshops. 

Clinical Education:

  • Teaching and Supervising Medical Students' Anaesthesia Rotations, Lyell McEwin Hospital, 2001-present
  • Junior Medical Staff Education (Regular Teaching Sessions), Lyell McEwin Hospital, 2001-present
  • Anaesthetic Registrars and Nursing Staff Educational Sessions, Lyell McEwin Hospital, 2001-present
  • Mentor for German Medical Students on Electives, Lyell McEwan Hospital, 2001-present

Supervisions (Overview):

  Supervision Co-Supervision Committee
Honours   1 1

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