Dr Claire Cattigan


MBBS (Hons), FCICM, FRACP, PGDipEcho Claire is a senior intensive care specialist, and became Director of ICU in 2020. Originally from Tasmania, Claire completed her medical degree in Hobart in 1999. After training at both The Alfred and Barwon Health, Claire began work as a Specialist in Barwon Health ICU in 2009. Major clinical projects include developing the Paediatric ICU program in University Hospital Geelong. Her work in this area was a significant factor in UHG being awarded the Victorian Premier’s Health Care Secretary Award for Improving Patient Outcomes and Patient Experience in 2014. Claire has a strong interest in education, having involvement with Deakin University, and ICU Supervisor of Training. Claire is also involved in Quality and Safety activities and is current Chair of the Blood and Blood Products Committee.

Clinical leadership

Claire became Director of Intensive Care at University Hospital Geelong in 2020. She has undertaken the Harvard Emerging Women Executives in Health Care Program, and is Chair of the Barwon Health Blood and Blood Products Committee, and led the development of the Barwon Health Paediatric Critical Care Program from 2011-2018.