The Monash Lupus Clinic
About the clinic
The Monash Lupus Clinic at Monash Health was founded in a unique collaboration between the Rheumatology and Nephrology units of Monash Health in 2006. It is now Australia's largest lupus-specific clinic. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, aiming to provide the highest possible standards of clinical care in a research-informed environment.
YouTube video (2.37min). Prof Eric Morand talks about living with lupus and the impact of our research
Clinic Head - A/Prof Alberta Hoi
Dr Alberta Hoi is a lupus and arthritis clinician-scientist. Along with holding the position of Head of the Monash Lupus Clinic, Dr Hoi is also a chief investigator in the Lupus and Arthritis Research Group.
Find out more about A/Prof Alberta Hoi.
The largest lupus databank in Australia
With patients' consent and approval by local research ethics committees, longitudinal, prospectively-gathered clinical data is collected at the Monash Lupus Clinic, now forming the largest database of clinical information on SLE in Australia. Data is linked to a large biobank of serum, DNA, and other samples, allowing the study of relationships between newly discovered molecules and disease manifestations in SLE.
The sheer size of our databank benefits both patients and researchers. If you're a researcher or academic we encourage you to contact us for access to this invaluable resource.
The Australian Lupus Registry is designed as a colloboration between centres and institutes around Australia to improve treatment and outcomes for people suffering from lupus.
Visit our clinic
You'll find us at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Clinic A and we're open every Tuesday 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Please call 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273) to make an appointment.
A referral is required to make an appointment with the Monash Lupus Clinic. Your general practitioner (GP), specialist, or Monash Health can issue your referral. Unfortunately we cannot see you without a referral. Clinics appointments are bulk-billed as per current Medicare arrangements.