Getting to know you – meet Michael McCarron

Our “Getting to Know You” segment ensures PREDICT members are aware of new members, their interests and areas of expertise and where they are located.

This month we introduce Dr Michael McCarron from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.  Welcome to PREDICT Michael.

“I am a UK-trained Paediatric Emergency Medicine specialist currently working as the Postgraduate Fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and as a retrieval doctor for NETS NSW, with the aim of meeting the FRACP requirements to be recognised in Australia as a PEM specialist.

My research interests include models of care for children who present to ED with non-urgent medical problems, adolescent health in the ED, mental health in the ED and paediatric retrieval medicine. My current project examines the impact of retrieval team composition (paediatric/ adult HEMS/ flight nurse/ paramedic) on morbidity outcomes in paediatric trauma patients who require a secondary retrieval from the hospital at which they present to a Paediatric Trauma Service in New South Wales. It will also be the subject of my thesis submission for the Master of Philosophy (Medicine) degree at the University of Sydney.”