Professor Yusuf Nagree 

Yusef Nagree



Professor Yusuf Nagree is a clinical academic based at Fiona Stanley Hospital splitting his time between clinical work on the Emergency Department floor and research. Prof Nagree is also Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, which is the peak body for Emergency Medicine in Australia & New Zealand and sits on the College Quality Subcommittee and Hospital Overcrowding Committee. Prof Nagree also teaches on rural trauma and in on a Committee that sets questions for the Emergency Medicine Specialist Qualifications.

Current Projects

  • A longitudinal study of patients who present with chest pain to the ED
  • Development of rapid risk stratification techniques for low risk chest pain
  • Comparison of various methods used to estimate the number of GP-type patients in the ED
  • Supervising a project to look at the utility of BNP in syncope
  • Supervising a project to look at improving compliance with chest pain guidelines using electronic decision support


1992 MBBS Sydney
1994 Grad Diploma Computer Science
2002 FACEM
2007 MBA (Executive)

Research Interests

  • Chest pain in the Emergency Department.
  • Developing methods to quantify Emergency Department workload.
  • Clinical decision rules.
  • Emergency Department flow.

Major Grants Awarded

WA Innovation Fund. $400,000 to develop rapid risk stratification methods for chest pain attendances.
Health System Improvement Unit. $150,000 to validate the "Perth Chest Pain Rule".


  • Britton PN, Eastwood K, Brew BJ, Nagree Y, Jones CA. 2015. Consensus guidelines for the investigation and management of encephalitis.  15;202(11):576-7 [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Britton PN, Eastwood K, Paterson B, Durrheim DN, Dale RC, Cheng AC, Kenedi C, Brew BJ, Burrow J, Nagree Y, Leman P, Smith DW, Read K, Booy R, Jones CA; Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID); Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM); Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN); Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). 2015. Consensus guidelines for the investigation and management of encephalitis in adults and children in Australia and New Zealand. Internal Medicine Journal 45(5):563-76. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Macdonald SP, Nagree Y, Fatovich DM, Brown SG. 2014 Modified TIMI risk score cannot be used to identify low-risk chest pain in the emergency department: a multicentre validation study. Emergency Medicine Journal 31(4):281-5 [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Nagree Y, Camarda VJ, Fatovich DM, Cameron PA, Dey I, Gosbell AD, McCarthy SM, Mountain D. 2013. Quantifying the proportion of general practice and low-acuity patients in the emergency department. The Medical Journal of Australia 17;198(11):612-5. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Macdonald SP, Nagree Y, Fatovich DM, Phillips M, Brown SG. 2013. Serial multiple biomarkers in the assessment of suspected acute coronary syndrome: multiple infarct markers in chest pain (MIMIC) study. Emergency Medicine Journal 30(2):149-54. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Arendts G, Fitzhardinge S, Pronk K, Hutton M, Nagree Y, Donaldson M. 2013. Derivation of a nomogram to estimate probability of revisit in at-risk older adults discharged from the emergency department. Internal Emergency Medicine 8(3):249-54. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Nagree Y, Gosbell A, Fatovich D, Cameron P, McCarthy S, Mountain D. 2012. General practice patients form an insignificant part of the emergency department workload. The Medical Journal of Australia 197(11):619. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Nagree Y, Cameron P, Gosbell A, Mountain D. 2012. Telephone triage is not the answer to ED overcrowding. Emergency Medicine Australasia 24(2):123-6. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Arendts G, Fitzhardinge S, Pronk K, Donaldson M, Hutton M, Nagree Y. 2012. The impact of early emergency department allied health intervention on admission rates in older people: a non-randomized clinical study. BMC Geriatrics 12:8. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Macdonald SP, Nagree Y, Fatovich DM, Flavell HL, Loutsky F. 2011. Comparison of two clinical scoring systems for emergency department risk stratification of suspected acute coronary syndrome. Emergency Medicine Australasia 23(6):717-25. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Macdonald S, Arendts G, Nagree Y, Xu XF. 2012. Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) predicts renal injury in acute decompensated cardiac failure: a prospective observational study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 12:8. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Nagree Y, Mountain D, Cameron P, Fatovich D, McCarthy S. 2011. Determining the true burden of general practice patients in the emergency department: the need for robust methodology. Emergency Medicine Australasia 23(2):116-9. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Waldron N, Dey I, Nagree Y, Xiao J, Flicker L. 2011. A multi-faceted intervention to implement guideline care and improve quality of care for older people who present to the emergency department with falls. BMC Geriatrics 11:6. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Macdonald SP, Nagree Y. 2008. Rapid risk stratification in suspected acute coronary syndrome using serial multiple cardiac biomarkers: a pilot study. Emergency Medicine Australasia 20(5):403-9. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
  • Isbister GK, Brown SG, Miller M, Tankel A, Macdonald E, Stokes B, Ellis R, Nagree Y, Wilkes GJ, James R, Short A, Holdgate A. 2008. A randomised controlled trial of intramuscular vs. intravenous antivenom for latrodectism--the RAVE study. QJM 101(7):557-65. [NCBI PubMed Entry]
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