Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine director, Professor Paul Myles has become just the eighth Australian elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in the United States.
The Alfred and Monash University clinician-researcher joins the prestigious academy as an international member, and said his initial response to the news was a sense of pride.
“The election acknowledges my long-time engagement in patient-centred research, however the greater value is being able to contribute to positive change through the work of such an influential organisation,” Prof Myles said.
“This is the group that published the landmark report on patient safety in healthcare, To Err is Human, which fundamentally reshaped health systems around the world by acknowledging the existence and impact of errors in medicine.
“I’m honoured to be part of this academy of talented individuals who work together to influence the future of medicine and health.”
Prof Myles will be formally welcomed to the NAM at their annual meeting next year.