Professor John Greenwood

/Professor John Greenwood
Professor John Greenwood 2018-10-03T22:18:32+00:00

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Professor Dr John Greenwood AM works full-time in burn care as the Medical Director of the Adult Burn Centre of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, the only American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons Verified Burn Centre outside North America. His other posts include Director of the TGA-licensed Skin Engineering Laboratory and Professor in the Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide.

He has been working on the development of skin replacement products utilising the NovoSorb biodegradable polyurethane platform since 2004, following a structured programme of studies, both in-vitro and in-vivo, completing 3 pilot human trials and generating 17 papers and 2 book chapters, a small part of his 120+ publications. His BTM, used routinely at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, is regulated and in use in the USA for surgical wounds, and being trialled in Australia and the US for the treatment of major burns. His CCS will reach human trials in 2018 following the recent completion of his bioreactor.

He was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) following his work leading Australia’s only Burns Assessment Team after the 2002 Bali Bombings. He was awarded the inaugural Doctor of Health Sciences higher post-graduate degree in 2013 for a thesis documenting his establishment of the Adult Burn Service in South Australia. He was the 2016 Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the 2016 South Australian ‘Australian of the Year’

Abstract: The science and the art of burns surgery