Professor Leon Piterman AM


Pro Vice-Chancellor, Berwick & Peninsula

Tel:  +61 3 9904 7009

Researcher Profile


Professor Leon Piterman is Pro  Vice-Chancellor Berwick and Peninsula Campuses and Professor of General  Practice at Monash University. Prior to his current appointment as Pro  Vice-Chancellor, he has been Head of Department of General Practice, Head of  the School of Primary Health Care and Senior Deputy Dean of the Faculty of  Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.

Leon continues to contribute to general  practice education at the Department of General Practice, through post graduate  teaching, mentoring and supervision of higher degree students. He was  responsible for establishing the Diploma and Masters in Family Medicine which  have over the past 2 decades produced over 1400 graduates in Australia and  overseas. The text “General Practice Psychiatry”  which he co–edited has been translated into  Italian and Chinese.

Leon has published over 150 papers in refereed  journals covering topics related to medical education, distance learning,  chronic disease management and mental health. He holds Government (NHMRC) and  industry grants. He has supervised 26 Masters and Honours students as well as 7  PhD students to successful completion.Researcher Profile