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Associate Professor Paul Wraight

MBBS FRACP PhD

 

Associate Professor Paul Wraight obtained his medical degree from The University of Melbourne before completing his specialist training in Endocrinology. He successfully completed his PhD studying ways of reducing limb amputations in individuals with diabetes.

 

He is a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne.  His current appointments include: Deputy Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Head of the Diabetic Foot Unit at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Consultant Endocrinologist at Broadmeadows Health Service and Melbourne Private Hospital. His major research interest is diabetes and diabetes related foot complications and is an Australian representative for the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot.

 

He consults in the area of diabetes, all aspects of endocrinology and osteoporosis. He is actively involved in the teaching and supervision of medical and podiatry students, having been a clinical sub-dean for The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

 

Memberships

  • Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • Australian Diabetes Society
  • Endocrine Society of Australia
  • European Association of the Study of Diabetes

Associate Professor Jennifer Conn

MBBS, FRACP, M Clin Ed

 

Dr Jennifer Conn is a consultant endocrinologist at The Royal Melbourne and The Royal Women's Hospitals. She obtained her medical degree at The University of Melbourne and subsequently undertook her specialist training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, as well as at The Middlesex and University College London Hospitals in London.

 

Jennifer also holds a Masters degree in Clinical Education. She is a member of the Australian Diabetes Society Council and is Chair of its Health Professional Education Committee. Her main clinical interests cover diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy and diabetes in pregnancy), thyroid disease, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause (including premature menopause and Turner syndrome).

Dr Leo Rando

MBBS FRACP

 

Dr Leo Rando is a Consultant Endocrinologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997 (MBBS) and completed specialist training at the Royal Melbourne and Box Hill Hospitals in 2004 (FRACP). Subsequently he has been involved in diabetic vascular disease research across the Royal Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospitals and co-investigated multi-centre clinical trials. He has also had an interest in education, having filled the roles of Clinical Sub-Dean and Director of Physician Training at various Melbourne hospitals.

 

His current focus is on clinical practice, striving to provide optimal compassionate care to all his patients. He is experienced in general endocrinology management, including diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, gonadal, transgender and bone / mineral conditions. He is a current member of the Australian Diabetes Society, Endocrine Society of Australia, US Endocrine Society and Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health.   

Dr Shirley Elkassaby

MBBS, FRACP PhD

 

Dr Shirley Elkassaby is passionate about all areas of endocrinology and has a particular interest in thyroid disease, diabetes, pituitary disease and osteoporosis.  She provides high quality up to date clinical care and enjoys helping her patients understand their condition and achieve optimal health.  She takes pride in excellent communication with both patients and referring doctors.

 

Dr Shirley Elkassaby studied medicine at Monash University and completed her Endocrinology training in Melbourne and the UK. She completed a PhD in diabetes and vitamin D at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.  She has public hospital appointments at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Eastern Health (Maroondah Hospital, Box-Hill, the Angliss and Yarra Ranges) and is involved in teaching medical students and physician trainees.  She is a member of Australian Diabetes Society, Endocrine Society of Australian and Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

 

She also consults at Ringwood.  For details please visit www.endoshirley.com.au

 


Associate Professor Christopher Yates

MBBS (Hons) FRACP PhD

 

Associate Professor Christopher Yates graduated from Medicine with Honours at the University of Melbourne and completed his specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Health. He completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne investigating steroid-induced diabetes in kidney transplant recipients and was then awarded prestigious postdoctoral scholarships to undertake a fellowship at the University of Oxford studying pituitary and neuroendocrine tumours.

 

He is now a senior Endocrinologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Health where he attends clinics for diabetes, gestational diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders and obstetric endocrine disorders. He is Deputy Head of Bone and Mineral Medicine and Stream Leader for Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Tumours at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Director of Endocrine and Diabetes Research at Western Health. He oversees the University of Melbourne Department of Medicine Bone Density Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and he is actively involved in teaching and supervising medical students, trainee endocrinologists and PhD students.

He has published over 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is an active member of the Australian Diabetes Society, the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society.

 

Associate Professor Yates strives to provide compassionate, holistic care for his patients, with an emphasis on communication and patient involvement in the decision making process.

Dr Angeline Shen

MBBS  FRACP

 

Dr Angeline Shen studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and completed her Endocrinology training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Eastern Health Hospitals.  She is currently undertaking her PhD studies at the University of Melbourne, investigating the clinical and molecular genetic factors that contributes to pituitary tumour development. 

 

She is working as a General Physician and Endocrinologist at both The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Eastern Health. She also loves teaching and is employed by the University of Melbourne as a clinical facilitator for the medical students at The Royal Melbourne Hospital clinical school.

 

She consults in all areas of Endocrinology and is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australian Diabetes Society, Endocrine Society of Australia and Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society.

 


Dr Mervyn Kyi

MBBS (Hons), FRACP, PhD

 

Dr Mervyn Kyi obtained his medical degree at the University of Melbourne with first class honours and completed his endocrinology specialist training at the Royal Melbourne, Austin and Northern Hospitals. He completed PhD studies in hospital diabetes care and was the recipient of the prestigious NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship. He has published numerous high-profile journal publications and won the Young Investigator’s award from the Australian Diabetes Society. He has been an invited speaker at the national scientific meetings and is a reviewer for various medical and endocrinology journals.

 

Mervyn practices as an endocrinologist and general physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and as an endocrinologist and clinical lead for inpatient diabetes service at the Northern Hospital. He is also involved in teaching medical students and physician trainees, and is an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Medicine.

 

Consulting in all areas of diabetes and endocrinology, Mervyn has special interests in type 1 diabetes, pituitary, thyroid disorders, and osteoporosis. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australian Diabetes Society, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society of Australia and the US Endocrine Society.

Dr Anna Galligan

MBBS (Hons) FRACP

 

Dr Anna Galligan is an Endocrinologist and General Physician. She studied medicine at Monash University and underwent dual specialist training through St Vincent’s Hospital, the Royal Hobart Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  Anna consults in all areas of endocrinology. Her interests include osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer related endocrine problems.

 

Anna holds public appointments in Endocrinology and General Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. She is a research fellow at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre studying the effects of cancer therapies on the endocrine system. Anna is also employed by the University of Melbourne in academic teaching, involving clinical skills coaching and lecturing at the St Vincent’s Clinical School.

 

Anna is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australian Diabetes Society, Endocrine Society of Australia and the Endocrine Society (USA).