Dr John Keys



Area: Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Keys has been a medical practitioner for 35 years, with 23 years of these years as a medical specialist. Dr Keys is an experienced specialist anaesthetist with special expertise in adult and cardiac anaesthesia, complex spinal surgery in adolescents and adults and interoperative echocardiography. Dr Keys works in both public and private healthcare sectors and has been Chair of Anaesthesia at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Brisbane. 


  • 1983 – 1988 MBBS, University of Queensland  
  • 2000 FANZCA 
  • 2007 Post Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography, University of Melbourne 

Current Appointments 

  • Private Anaesthesia Practice (Wickham Terrace Anaesthesia Group Brisbane) – Special interest in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Intraoperative Trans Oesophageal Echocardiography, and Anaesthesia for Complex Spinal Surgery, and Structural Heart Procedures (TAVR, Mitraclip) 

Previous Appointments 

  • 2001 – 2006 Visiting Anaesthetist, Princess Alexandria Hospital, Brisbane 
  • Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Medical Perfusion  
  • 2004 – 2011 VMO Anaesthetic Consultant, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane 

Areas of Expertise 

Anaesthesia for Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, Structural Heart Interventions, Complex Spinal Surgery including Adolescent Scoliosis surgery, and Intraoperative Trans Oesophageal Echocardiography 

Professional Memberships  

  • Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) (FANZCA) 
  • Member of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) 
  • ASMF 

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