About the department

The Department of Medicine is based at Monash Medical Centre, a major tertiary referral hospital servicing a diverse population of over 1.5 million people.

Alongside teaching undergraduate medical and biomedical students, research is a core activity of the Department of Medicine. We offer opportunities to perform cutting-edge biomedical research in a university teaching hospital, providing contact with clinician scientists, clinicians and other health workers.

Many of the research programs are integrated with clinical services at Monash Health, facilitating the translation of basic research findings to improve patient outcomes through early diagnosis, targeted and effective treatments, as well as prevention of disease.

Our researchers are recognised world leaders in the fields of endocrinology, bone and mineral research, nephrology, rheumatology, haematology, neurosciences, cardiovascular disease, respiratory medicine, infectious disease, emergency medicine, stroke and ageing.

Department head

Professor Peter R. Ebeling, a leading endocrinologist and researcher was appointed Head of the Department of Medicine in May 2014.

Musculoskeletal health and the role of vitamin D in osteoporosis and other diseases are among Professor Ebeling's key research interests. With a passion for the translation of clinical research into practice, Professor Ebeling plays an active role in the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP).

Find out more about Professor Peter Ebeling.

Our staff

All academic medical staff hold clinical appointments at Monash Health and close integration between Departmental academic activities and health care service delivery underpins our teaching and research programs.

Meet our staff.