Rhonda Stuart is an Infectious Diseases physician at Monash Health and a Professor at Monash University. She is Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Monash Health, Director of the newly established South East Local Public Health Unit and the Clinical lead for the Monash Health Covid -19 vaccination program. In 2020 she has been actively involved in the COVID-19 response and is an advisor to State and National committees on COVID while also having a significant media presence.
Rhonda graduated with honors from Monash University in 1988 and commenced as an intern at Prince Henrys Hospital in 1989. She undertook physician training in Infectious diseases working at both Monash Health and Fairfield hospitals. She undertook a PhD in Nosocomial Tuberculosis and completed this in 2004 at Monash University. She is a member of the Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Healthcare, a member of the National Prescribing Service Antimicrobial Resistance Group, and has been a member of the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia. She is currently on the Board for the Australian Society of Infectious Diseases. She has engaged with policy makers through her contributions to writing position papers and guidelines for local & national bodies.
Rhonda is mother to 17 year old Rory who is currently completing his year 12 VCE and 20 year old Ella who has established herself as an actress in Australia.