Medicine at Western Health

Medicine at the Western Health conducts high quality research into acute and chronic diseases common in the western suburbs of Melbourne. We are a multidisciplinary group who has extensive experience in the design and conduct of large-scale, clinical randomised controlled trials, and public health and translational research.

Gastroenterology and Endoscopic Services Departments, Western Health

Within Gastroenterology, we conduct research in the key areas of viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C), inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis), chronic liver disease and Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea. Within Endoscopic Services, our investigator-initiated research has focused on ways to improve our endoscopic clinical outcomes, as well as on quality assurance and audit measures.

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Group Leader: Associate Professor Alan Moss

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General Internal Medicine

The General Medicine Research Group aims to develop clinical and health services research that is closely aligned to the areas of greatest burden to hospital services at Western Health. This therefore emphasizes particular issues relating to migrant groups and elderly patients with high rates of multi-morbidity.

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Group Leader: Professor Edward Janus

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Geriatrics

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Group Leader: Professor Gustavo Duque

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Rheumatology

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Group Leader: Associate Professor Keith Lim

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Western Health Cancer Research

Our clinical research service provides a fully comprehensive oncology clinical trials service that includes the conduct of clinical trials across multiple tumour streams. This is within a rapidly expanding Medical Oncology and Haematology unit with trials ranging from investigator driven and collaborative trials, to pharmaceutical trials from Phase 1 to 4 of drug development.

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Group Leader: Professor Michael Green

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Western Health Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Group

The Western Health Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Group is comprised of academic clinicians conducting clinical research primarily in the fields of diabetes and osteoporosis.

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Group Leader: Dr Christopher Yates

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Western Region Alcohol and Drug Health Research Network

The primary aim of this network of key stakeholders in the region is to operate as an accessible hub of expertise and capacity building in relation to identifying and responding to AOD health related research needs in the western region of Melbourne.

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Group Leader: Associate Professor Michael McDonough

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