Dr Darragh O’Brien


Originally from Ireland, Darragh migrated to Australia in 2009. Darragh won a full academic scholarship to medical school at The Royal College of Surgeons, graduating will full honours in 2005. He commenced working in Dublin as a physician trainee and was conferred with full membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009.

Darragh worked in intensive care and anaesthetics on arrival in Australia, completing his training through St Vincent’s hospital. He completed his anaesthetic fellowship at The Alfred and the Mercy Hospital for Women. His special interest is in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine, completing an additional fellowship with Adult Retrieval Victoria as part of Ambulance Victoria.

Darragh’s research publications are in the area of pneumonitis and ventilation compliance, with this research being accepted for presentation at international conferences. He also holds a patent for a medical device invented in 2018.

Darragh has a keen interest in education. He is an accredited instructor for Anaesthetic Crisis Management courses (EMAC) and also is a lecturer in Critical Care at Notre Dame University.

Currently he works in public practice as a Retrieval Physician with Ambulance Victoria and an Anaesthetist at Mercy Health. His private practice is primarily at Epworth Richmond, Cabrini Malvern and Holmesglen Private Hospitals. Outside of work, his family of 3 small children under 6 years keep him very busy and when he has a chance, he enjoys attending the SuperRugby at AAMI and intermittently plays golf badly.