Dr Liam Balkin is a Brisbane trained medical graduate of the University of Queensland and undertook the majority of his medical and anaesthetic training in Brisbane. After completing his anaesthetic training in 2010 with a trauma anaesthetic fellowship at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Dr Balkin was admitted as a fellow of the College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA). He continued his work at the Alfred Hospital as a staff specialist until 2012 focusing on trauma and burns anaesthesia and fostering an interest in transfusion medicine. Returning home to Brisbane with a burgeoning family, he recommenced work at the Princess Alexandra Hospital as a staff specialist and senior lecturer with the University of Queensland, performing mainly cardiothoracic and trauma anaesthesia. This experience at the PA Hospital has enabled him to advance his ultrasound knowledge including passing the American National Board exam for Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Dr Balkin began private practice with the Narcosia Anaesthesia Group in 2013. His broad spectrum of anaesthetic practice includes maxillofacial and trauma surgery, robotic, urological, ophthalmic, orthopaedic, endoscopic and gynaecological surgery.