The EXCEL Study

ANZICS CTG Endorsed Study

The EXCEL Registry

A comprehensive national registry on the treatment and outcomes of patients requiring ECMO

Study Description

The EXCEL Study is a prospective observational national clinical registry. The aim is to generate a national multidisciplinary network of integrated care for patients suffering acute cardiac or respiratory failure or cardiac arrest requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to monitor long term outcomes and identify best practice.

Management Committee

Carol Hodgson, Shannah Anderson, Stephen Bernard, Jasmin Board, Dan Brodie, Heidi Buhr, Aidan Burrell, Jamie Cooper, Craig Dicker, Eddy Fan, John Fraser, David Gattas, Alisa Higgins, Ingrid Hopper, Sue Huckson, Natalie Linke, Ed Litton, Shay McGuiness, Priya Nair, Neil Orford, Rachael Parke, Vincent Pellegrino, David Pilcher, Dion Stub, Andrew Udy, Benjamin Reddi, Tony Trapani, Annalie Jones, Bentley Fulcher

Administering Institution

ANZIC Research Centre,


Alfred Health VIC, Fiona Stanley Hospital WA, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital NSW, St Vincent’s Hospital NSW, The Prince Charles Hospital QLD, University Hospital Geelong VIC, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, Heart Foundation of Australia, Intensive Care Foundation of Australia and New Zealand, International ECMO Network

Sample Size

1520 patients


MRFF CTA, National Health and Medical Research Council, Heart Foundation, The Dicker Family, Barwon Health, St Vincent`s NSW, NHMRC CRE-ICU


CTG1819-03, NCT03793257


Carol Hodgson (email)