Dr Jayshree Lavana is the Acting Director of the Adult Intensive Care Services (AICS) at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) in Brisbane. TPCH is state referral centre for cardiothoracic transplantation & advanced circulatory therapies and delivers care to the largest number of cardiac surgical patients across Australia and New Zealand annually. Not surprisingly, cardiorespiratory intensive care medicine is a passion. Areas of special interest include mechanical circulatory support therapies, perioperative cardiothoracic transplantation management and infections in patients with extracorporeal devices. Education and training are other non-clinical areas of interest given her close involvement with trainees for over 8 years as a Supervisor of training prior to taking on the directorial responsibilities.