Jonathon Fanning | World Stroke Organization
Jonathon Fanning

Jonathon Fanning

Member Bio


Jonathon divides his time between clinical research, internal medicine, intensive care and anaesthesia. He is based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Training: Jonathon graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland (UQ) and subsequently completed training in Anaesthesia (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia), Intensive Care (College of Intensive Care Medicine), and Internal medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians). During this time he also undertook a PhD (UQ, 2017) and is currently completing a Master of Science in Clinical Trials through the University of Oxford.

Research areas: Jonathon’s research program focuses on perioperative and critical care neurological injury, especially stroke. His PhD focussed on Perioperative neurological injury during cardiac surgery and intervention with particular attention to the burgeoning transcather aortic valve implantation population. The finding of >60% incidence of subclinical brain infarcts and associated early postoperative cognitive dysfunction has led to further investigation in to neuromonitoring strategies and anticoagulation strategies to minimise this injury.

Awards: The above work has resulted in over $1.5 million in competitive research funding and opportunities throughout Australia and internationally, including, most recently, a Fulbright Scholarship to Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

Professional: Jonathon has several leadership roles across both academic and clinical medicine. This includes as a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland and Staff Specialist in the Internal Medicine & Aged Care Services of the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia. He is the lead of clinical research conducted by the Critical Care Research Group.

Publications: Over 60 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. 4 text book chapters. 3 National Therapeutic Guidelines. Review Editor with Frontiers Neurology and active reviewer for numerous top-tier journals including Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Circulation, JAHA, and Neurology.

In private: He is happily married for 10 years with his wife Erin and is father of three children. Hobbies include woodwork, both classical and rock music, good food and red wine.

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