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Prof Ed Oakley
Prof Ed Oakley
Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Safer Care Victoria

With more than 25 years’ clinical experience, Ed trained as an emergency physician and specialised in paediatric emergency medicine since 2003.

He has worked in clinical roles at Austin Hospital, as a staff specialist at The Royal Children’s Hospital and in leadership roles – including Director of Paediatric Emergency Medicine with Monash Health and Director of Emergency Medicine at The Royal Children’s Hospital. He is currently the Chief of Critical Care at The Royal Children’s Hospital, maintaining responsibilities in the emergency department.

A Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine since 1998, Ed has also been involved in the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative since it started in 2004.

Ed’s interests include efficient and effective clinical processes and interventions, evidence-based care and quality improvement. He lives on seven acres of bush in the eastern suburbs, with his wife, five kids, two dogs, a cat and many kangaroos, wombats, deer, foxes, rabbits and birds. He can often be found running or riding around the local area.

Ed supports Chief Medical Officer Prof Andrew Wilson

Victoria’s Chief Clinical Officers provide expert leadership, advice and guidance on healthcare quality and safety to Safer Care Victoria and the Minister for Health. They also represent their professions on policy and operational matters at the state’s highest levels.

Page last updated: 20 Jul 2022