Dr Hergen Buscher

Dr Hergen Buscher Picture




Intensive Care Consultants

Areas of Interest

  • Transition of research into clinical practice
  • Extracorporeal life support
  • Blood management
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Lung protective ventilation


Dr Hergen Buscher has worked in the field of Intensive Care and Anaesthesia since 1995. Dr Buscher qualified as a specialist in these areas in Germany and in 2003 he moved to Australia. He completed his Australian credentials for Intensive Care Medicine at Westmead Hospital and then joined the team at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney as a Staff Specialist in 2008. He is part of the St Vincent’s Private Hospital Intensive Care Consultants group since 2012.

While working as an ECMO Fellow in Leicester, UK at the time of the CESAR trial, Dr Buscher became interested in extracorporeal life support (ECLS). Since 2014, he is leading the intensive care research at St Vincent’s Hospital. His main area of research interest centres around the blood management and anticoagulation during ECLS. St Vincent’s is one of the busiest ECLS centres in Australia and contributed more than 350 cases of ECLS to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO) registry.


St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney
Intensive Care Unit
Level 6, Bernice Wing,
P.O. Box 29, Kings Cross NSW 1340


(02) 9331 3243