New department heads

This year we have welcomed three new outstanding Heads of Department in Professor Chris Davey (MP 2006, PhD 2010), Head of Department of Psychiatry, Professor Peter Choong (MBBS 1984, MD 1994), Head of Department of Surgery and Professor Patricia Desmond (BSc (Hons) 1978, MSc 1981, MBBS 1984, MD 2005), Head of Department of Medicine and Radiology.

All bring significant expertise to their various roles. Professor Davey joins us from Orygen and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, where he has been a psychiatrist and researcher for the past 15 years. Professor Choong is the Chair of the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and has recently stepped down as Director of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He has almost 30 years’ experience in research, teaching and medical leadership. Professor Desmond is an accomplished consultant radiologist at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

We look forward to their ongoing leadership over the coming years.