Shay McGuinness is a Specialist and Director of Research at the Cardiothoracic & Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) and Clinical Director of Air Ambulance Services at Auckland City Hospital. He completed his undergraduate and specialist training in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 1998. CVICU is one of the busiest ICUs in Australasia with around 2300 admissions each year including 1200 after cardiac surgery. Shay is actively involved in multiple large scale clinical trials through the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group and ANZCA Clinical Trials Network as well as in other large international collaborations.
Shay is the Co-Director of the Improving Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery Network (IOACSNet) which is hosted by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ), the leading independent research organisation in NZ. His research interests include acute kidney injury, fluid and oxygen therapy and the perioperative management of cardiac surgical patients. He is an honorary senior research fellow at the Australian and New Zealand Research Centre (Monash University, Melbourne) and the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (Wellington). When not working he enjoys fishing, scuba diving and flying.