Dr Fran O'Keeffe

MB BCh BAO (Hons) BA Mod (Biochem) FACEM

Research Fellow - Clinical Education & Research

Dr Fran O’Keeffe is the Clinical Coordinator for the King Saud Medical City (KSMC) – The Alfred International Trauma Program. Dr O’Keeffe works as a Consultant in the Alfred Emergency Department as well as a Consultant appointment with the Trauma Services. 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). In 2015, Dr O’Keeffe completed his Advanced Training in Emergency Medicine at The Alfred Hospital. During this time he was appointed as the inaugural Principal Registrar for the Emergency Department in 2014 as well as holding the position of Trauma Fellow in the Alfred Trauma Service in 2015.

Dr O’Keeffe has been extensively involved in emergency and trauma education throughout his training. He regularly instructs on Advanced Life Support (ALS) courses throughout Australia as well as being an instructor on the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course. He plays an active role in the highly innovative weekly medical education in the Emergency Department. Dr O’Keeffe is currently coordinating the clinical components of the Masters of Trauma and Masters of Emergency Medicine in the NTRI and Emergency Department. He is also coordinating the implementation of new International Fellowships in Trauma and Emergency Medicine at The Alfred.

Dr O’Keeffe is currently involved in a number of studies focussing on optimal chest drain insertion as well as imaging of pelvic injuries in trauma patients. Dr O’Keeffe’s previous research has focussed on high risk patients who unexpectedly leave the emergency department without being seen by a doctor. He also has a keen interest in emergency cardiac presentations and has conducted a number of studies and projects related to ischaemic chest pain.