As one part of the world's premier institutions for medical research, teaching and translation, the Melbourne Medical School Department of Medicine and Radiology has strong partnerships with outstanding hospitals in the public and private sectors as well as some of Australia's leading medical research institutes. The Department undertakes basic and clinical research, research training and teaching of the highest international quality relevant to a breath of medical disciplines and radiology, and promotes research lead improvement in clinical practice and outcomes.
The Department is embedded within some of the leading academic public hospitals in Australia, and the strong partnership with these hospitals is critical to the work of the Department. Exciting new developments, including in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and infectious diseases, enrich the experience of our students.
Head of Department
Professor Cook specialises in the treatment of epilepsy. He is recognised internationally for his expertise in epilepsy management, particularly imaging and surgical planning. After completing specialist training in Melbourne in Neurology 1991, he undertook an MD thesis while working as Brain Research Fellow at Queen Square, London. Mark returned to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne to continue his interest in neuroimaging in epilepsy and in 2010 took up the Sir John Eccles Chair of Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital.
Mark is also Director of the Department of Neurology at St Vincent’s Hospital, a position he has held since 2002. He is currently on the Board of the O’Brien Institute, St Vincent’s Foundation, Bionic Technologies Australia and is President of the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria. Mark holds honorary appointments with a number of organisations including the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, the Bionics Institute and the Brain Research Institute.