Sam Axford

Sam Axford

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Sam is an early career clinician-researcher undertaking Advanced Training in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine. He completed his medical degree at The University of Adelaide and undertook Basic Paediatric Training at The Women's and Children's Hospital in South Australia. He is currently a Neonatal Fellow at The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, furthering his experience in care of extremely preterm and critically unwell infants, but maintains close research ties with the Neonatal Unit at The Women's and Children's Hospital.

Sam's primary research goal is to explore innovative and collaborative ways to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable extremely preterm infants and their families. His current focus in on the role of new data technologies, such as machine learning, in neonatal medicine. He also has a focus on echocardiography and haemodynamics following intratracheal steroid treatment.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Axford, S. B., Andersen, C. C., & Stark, M. J. (2020). Patterns of placental antimicrobial resistance in preterm birth before 30 completed weeks gestation complicated by preterm prelabour rupture of membranes. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 60(4), 509-513.
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    2020 Axford, S. B., Andersen, C. C., & Stark, M. J. (2020). Standardised antenatal antibiotic regimens and neonatal sepsis–Are we certain we have it right?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 60(2), E4.
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    2017 Axford, S., & Kirby, C. (2017). Pseudoempyema in an Indigenous Australian child: occurring via a rare route. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(7-8), E55-E56.
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