Professor Joseph E Ibrahim
MBBS, GradCertHighEd, PhD, MRACMA, FAFPHM, FRACP
Phone: 03 9903 0555
Joseph is a Consultant Physician with the Clinical Liaison Service (2002) and the Work Related Investigation Service (2005) Specialist Investigations Unit at Victorian Institute Forensic Medicine & State Coroners Office investigating the system failures associated with health care and work related deaths respectively. He is also an Associate Director with NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety and an Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care at La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Joe is a practising consultant physician in geriatric medicine with research interests in quality of clinical care, performance measurement and patient safety. Joseph has a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellowship in Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
Prior to these appointments Joseph Ibrahim established the Health Services Research Unit at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University after completing the Doctorate of Philosophy investigating the relationship between quality of care and performance indicators. He also completed two terms as regional editor for the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (2000-04) and was the Foundation Professor Aged Care at Peninsula Health (2004-08).
Recent examples include:
Marasco S, IBRAHIM JE and Oakley J. Public disclosure of surgeon-specific report cards-current status of the debate. Australian New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2005 [journal article] [accepted
IBRAHIM JE, O’Brien A, Emmett SL., Charles A., Ranson D., Advancing patient care requires a professional world without borders. 15th World Congress on Medical Law, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, New South Wales, Australia 1st –5th August 2004. [Conference paper] [oral presentation--O’Brien A]
IBRAHIM JE Holistic and integrated care. Dementia-facing the hard issues. Hammond Group 5th Biennial International Conference 23rd –25th June 2004, Power House Museum Sydney Australia Thursday 24th June 2004 [Invited key note speaker-Sponsored]
Emmett SL, IBRAHIM JE, Charles A, Ranson DL,. Coronial autopsies: a rising tide of objections. Medical Journal of Australia 2004; 181(3) 173. [letter]
Cadilhac D, IBRAHIM JE, Pearce D, Ogden K, McNeil J, Davis S, Donnan G, for the Scopes Study Group. Multi centre comparison of processes of care between stroke units and conventional care wards in Australia. Stroke May 2004; 35:1035-1040. [Journal article]
IBRAHIM JE. Improving patient safety requires specific regional and culturally appropriate strategies rather than importing generic safety initiatives. Arab Health Magazine, Issue Four Autumn 2003 pp29-31 [Journal article]
IBRAHIM JE, McMillan N, Grech C, Bugeja L, Ranson D. The role of the Coronial process in initiatives for improving patient safety and quality of health care: Final Report of a consultancy into the Coronial Death Investigation Process in Australia: its role in reviewing the safety and quality of health care provision. Victorian Institute of Forensic Pathology Southbank, Victoria, Australia May 2003. Report submitted to the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing Canberra, Australia. [Confidential Report]