Assistant Sub-Professor Egerton Yorick Davis IV
Egerton Yorick Davis IV was born in his ancestral home of Caughnawauga, Quebec. His early career was beset by naysayers who doubted he could ever emerge from the shadow of his great-grandfather, Egerton Y. Davis, the former US Army Captain renowned for first describing penis captivus.
Egerton Y. Davis IV’s star began to rise with the publication of his best-selling novel, ‘On the Road to Erewhon‘. This novel was loosely based on his own peripatetic career as a Psychiatric Surgeon in the frozen backwaters of Alaska and the biting dust of the Gibson desert (where he mostly treated pharmacists). This led to his appointment as Assistant Sub-Professor of Creative Medical Writing at the Doublethink Institute in Pyongyang, from where he was headhunted by Sir Hubert Ignatius Thompson III to become UCEM’s PR Supervisor.
A frequent spokeperson for UCEM on public health matters, Egerton has now been appointed ‘Head, Demographically Impartial Public & Social Health Improvement Taskforce’. A leading proponent of the miasma theory of disease, he coined the catchphrase “a gas mask a day, keeps the doctor away” and is noted for his enematic editorials lamenting wasted investment in clean drinking water. As creator of UCEM’s Mental Health Hotline and the driving force behind the 2009 initiative to cancel Christmas, Egerton’s future with UCEM looks very rosy indeed.
The Assistant Sub-Prof’s official UCEM Council Executive Roles include:
- Head, Demographically Impartial Public & Social Health Improvement Taskforce
- Hygienist for the Council Executive
- UCEM PR Supervisor
Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.
After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.
He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE. He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.
His one great achievement is being the father of three amazing children.
On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.