Dr Brendon Neuen is a medical registrar at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Network and a Visiting Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. He graduated from James Cook University with 1st Class Honours, an Academic Medal, and was Class Valedictorian. He has worked and trained in diverse settings from regional Queensland to inner city Sydney, where he was the St Vincent's Hospital Resident of the Year in 2015. Brendon's research interest is in kidney disease, particularly its associated cardiovascular risk and public health implications. In 2013, his research on haemodialysis vascular access was recognised with two national awards from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (youngest ever recipient at the time). His academic work has been featured in journals such as The Lancet, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He also contributes to public discourse through websites such as The Conversation and PLoS Blogs Translational Global Health. In the future, Brendon hopes to complete specialist physician training and a clinical PhD with global applicability. He hopes to contribute to the development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines and to be involved in chronic disease policy and advocacy work in Australia and internationally.
This week, we hand the reigns of TGH over to two young inspiring student doctors from Northern Australia. Jess and Brendon encapsulate the next generation of passionate, globally aware and connected medicos.. Here they explore their already