Tom McDonagh

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Dr Tom McDonagh

Thomas McDonagh

Senior Lecturer Emergency Medicine

Rural Clinical School, Brickport Road, Burnie, Off-Campus

+61 3 6430 3550 (phone)

+61 3 6430 5670 (fax)


Tom has worked in emergency departments in Sydney, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Fremantle, Burnie, La Trobe and Kilkenny, Ireland.

Mainly practicing in rural areas has led to an interest in retrievals, envenomation, teaching, rural workforce and rural trauma and ongoing education and skills maintenance in rural medicine.

Teaching Responsibilities

Toms role is a conjoint appointment between the Northwest Regional Hospital, Burnie and the Rural Clinical School.  His responsibilities include:

  • Tutoring and mentoring Year 4 and 5 medical students at the RCS. 
  • EMST and ELS course lecturer.


  • McDonagh, TJ, 'Quokka Bites: the first report of bites from an Australian Marsupial.' Medical Journal of Australia, 1992 Dec 7-21;157(11-12): 746-7.
  • McDonnagh, T. J., Jelinek, G. A. and Galvin, G. M.,  'Intramuscular midazolam rapidly terminates seizures in children and adults.' Emergency Medicine 1992, 4: pp. 77–81. doi:10.1111/j.1442-2026.1992.tb00053.x
  • Book Chapter: Envenomation: pp.462-471, Fulde. G, 'Emergency Medicine The Principles of Practice', Saunders Australia; 5 edition (August 13, 2009)