Jo Douglass

As Head of the Department of Medicine it is my pleasure to welcome you. As one part of the world’s premier institution for medical research, teaching and translation; the Melbourne Medical School, Department of Medicine, has strong partnerships with outstanding hospitals across Victoria in the public and private sectors as well as with some of Australia's leading medical research institutes.

We undertake basic, clinical, and translational research, research training and teaching of the highest international quality relevant to a breath of medical disciplines and promote research led improvement in clinical practice and patient outcomes. We are at the forefront of exciting new developments in the fields of cancer, clinical neuroscience, immunology, endocrinology, genetics, gastrointestinal diseases, and musculoskeletal science which enriches and enhances the experience for our students, academics, and clinician-scientists.

Please feel free to browse our website and contact us for further information on our education and research opportunities within the Department of Medicine.

Professor Jo Douglass
Head of the Department of Medicine

Professor Douglass is a physician who trained in respiratory medicine and allergy at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and in the UK in Southampton and London. She holds an MD by research in translational immunology with current interests in Thunderstorm Asthma and Primary Immune Deficiency diseases.

As the James Stewart Chair of Medicine and Director of Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Professor Douglass leads investigator-initiated clinical trials and participates on numerous specialty and industry advisory boards to implement clinical guidelines. Professor Douglass also serves as a co-chair on the National Primary Immune Deficiency strategy and was the past president of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.