Dr Hergen Buscher
FCICM, EDIC, DEAA
Languages: English, German
- Intensive Care
Areas of Interest
- Translating research into clinical care
- Extracorporeal life support
- Blood management
- Lung ultrasound
- Therapeutic drug monitoring
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney, NSW
Dr Hergen Buscher is an intensive care specialist who has worked in the field of intensive care and anaesthesia since 1995.Hergen qualified in Germany and, in 2003, moved to Australia. He then completed his Australian credentials for intensive care medicine at Westmead Hospital, and went on to join the team at St Vincent’s Hospital as a staff specialist in 2008.
He has been part of the St Vincent’s Private Hospital Intensive Care Consultants group since 2012. While working as an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) fellow in Leicester, UK at the time of a ground-breaking study on this topic, Hergen became interested in extracorporeal life support (ECLS). Since 2014, he’s led the intensive care research at St Vincent’s Hospital where his main area of interest is blood management and anticoagulation during ECLS.
St Vincent’s is one of the busiest ECLS centres in Australia and has contributed more than 350 cases of ECLS to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO) registry.