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.

Professor Jeffrey Zajac

Professor Jeffrey Zajac, Head of the Department of Medicine and Radiology, is a Clinical Endocrinologist and General Physician with research interests in molecular endocrinology. He is also Chairman of Medicine and Director of the Department of Endocrinology at Austin Health. His main interest is linking biomedical research with translation into clinical care. His research spans biomedical science, clinical studies and quality improvement projects.