Renal Disease Prevention Unit
Head: Professor Robert Atkins
Phone: 03 9903 0178
Professor Atkins is one of Australia's most eminent nephrologists and was Director of the Department of Nephrology at Monash Medical Centre from its inception in 1972 until 2005. He has published almost 1000 papers and abstracts and was President of the International Society of Nephrology from 2001 to 2003.
Professor Atkins' renal expertise will compliment many other research endeavours in the Department. The Renal Disease Prevention Unit will -
- coordinate the Asia Pacific Centres in international trials on the effect of sulodexide in the progression of diabetic nephrology
- evaluate the AusDiab follow up studies, and
- assist in organising programs for the detection and management of chronic renal disease, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in developing countries.