Dr Konstantin Yastrebov is an Associate Professor with the University of New South Wales and a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at Prince of Wales Hospital and a Head of Critical Care Echocardiography (CCE) Program at The St George Hospital, Sydney.
He has over 30 years’ practical experience in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine, and over 20 years’ experience in critical care echocardiography.
Dr Yastrebov received his medical degree in USSR and undertook further postgraduate training in the UK, Australia and USA. He completed PhD in CCE in 1998, personally organized and served as an invited faculty member on multiple National and International educational meetings.
Konstantin served as a Director of Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, and as an Inaugural Chair of the Ultrasound Special Interest Group of the Australian and New Zealand College of Intensive Care Medicine.
He contributed to the establishment and for many years served as a Steering Committee member to the Postgraduate Diploma in Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography of The University of Melbourne.
Prof Yastrebov remains heavily involved in teaching, research and development of guidelines for CCE.
He is an author of several books and book chapters and a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers.
His current research interests include assessment of volume status with echocardiography, diastolic Frank-Starling mechanism and the role of 3D echocardiography.
A/Prof Konstantin Yastrebov