PROF Fary KHAN

PROF Fary KHAN

Positions

  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology (Brain, breast)
  • Rehabilitation (Rehabilitation medicine)

Overview

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  • I have completed my medical degree at University of Punjab in 1987 and since then have worked as an intern and medical resident at various hospitals in Australian and overseas. I commenced my Specialist Registrar training in neurology and rehabilitation in various hospitals across Victoria and completed Fellow of Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Royal Australasian College of Physician in 2001. In 2009 I completed my Doctor of Medicine from University of Melbourne, titled: Rehabilitation in Multiple sclerosis.

    I have spent more than 13 years working in neurology and rehabilitation field and am currently the Associate Professor and Principal Fellow, Department of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne & Melbourne Health; Director of the Rehabilitation services and Head of Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, Melbourne Health since 2003; and Associate Professor (Research), School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine Monash University (since 2012). I represent 9 public hospital networks at the Clinical Leadership Group for the Care of the Older People, Department of Health Victoria. Currently, I hold a number of other international and national academic senior research Fellow appointments, including Representative for the Western Pacific Region World Health Organization (WHO), International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Research Branch; executive member of the WHO International Disaster Committee and Honorary Fellow of the Melbourne EpiCentre and National Ageing and Research Institute. Currently I hold a number of international academic research appointments, which include: Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis Review group, Psychosocial Influences upon Chronic Disease Outcomes across Europe (PICDOE), University of Leeds; Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine; (AFRM); Department of Health; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW); Western and Central Melbourne Integrated    

Affiliation

Member of

  • Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis Review Group. Executive member and Co-ordinating Editor 2013 -
  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Member Executive Committee; Representative for Asia & Oceania 2013 -
  • Partnership for Disability Inclusive Development and the WHO. Member Advisory Board, Nossal Institute for Global Health 2013 -
  • Department of Health, Victoria. Executive member, Special Advisory Clinical Leadership Committee for Sub-Acute Care 2012 -
  • International Disaster Committee. Executive Member, WHO 2010 -
  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Vice-Chair, Research Committee 2010 -
  • Parkville Comprehensive Cancer Care (PCCC). Representative for Melbourne Health on the Neuro-oncology Tumour stream 2010 -
  • World Health Organization. Executive member, International Disaster Committee 2010 -
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital. Treasurer, Senior Medical Staff Committee 2009 -
  • Supportive Care Advisory Group (SCAG) for Western and Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS). Member for Rehabilitation Medicine, Advisory Committee 2009 -
  • National Health Services, UK. Peer Review Committee. Department of Health to the Programme Grants for Applied Research 2008 -
  • University of Melbourne. Rehabilitation representative on the Board for the RAPP clinical programme, Department of Medicine 2008 -
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Member Examining Committee for advanced trainee research group 2007 -
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Member Executive Committee, Special Interest Group for International Classification for Health (ICF) 2007 -
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Member Executive Committee, Research and Development in Rehabilitation Medicine 2007 -
  • University of Leeds, UK. Australian representative, Steering group for the Psychosocial Influences upon Chronic Disease Outcomes across Europe (PICDOE) 2007 -
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Member Executive Committee, Special Interest Group for Neurological Rehabilitation 2006 -
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Member Executive Committee, International Committee for Scientific Collaboration 2006 -
  • Global Evidence Mapping (GEM). Member, Advisory Panel, funded by Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative 2006 -
  • World Health Organization. Member Executive Committee. Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine for the International Classification of Disability, Health and Functionin 2006 -
  • World Health Organization. Representative, ICF Research Branch of WHO CC FIC (DIMDI), Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich 2006 -
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Member, Advisory Committee on Australian and International Disability Data (ACAIDD) 2005 -
  • Department of Health and Aging. Representative for the AFRM, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Quality Improvement Program 2005 -
  • Melbourne Health. Member, Senior Medical Officers Advisory Committee, Royal Park Campus, Royal Melbourne Hospital 2003 -
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Member Executive Committee, Special Interest Groups for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2002 -
  • Alfred Health. Member, Senior Medical Officers Advisory Committee Caulfield General Medical Centre 2003 - 2012

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • Over the past eight years I have been involved (with co-investigators) in winning research grants (both competitive and contract) to the value of almost $1 million. All of the studies have had a multidisciplinary focus and have incorporated qualitative and quantitative methods. Thisinclude: Capacity Building Grant- Respiratory Rehabilitation Specialist Training Programme, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) funded by the Department of Health and Aging Commonwealth (2013-15); National Partnership Agreement on improving public hospital services – waitlist reduction, Department of Health (2013-14), The Hand Hub: Maximising upper limb function after stroke and other neurological injury; Capacity Building Grant- Multiple sclerosis and Acquired Brain injury Specialist Training Programme, RACP funded by the Department of Health and Aging Commonwealth (20111-15); Victorian Cancer Agency Research Fellowship Grant ( 2011-12) for study titled: “Effectiveness of integrated multidisciplinary care in brain tumor survivors in an Australian community cohort”; Victorian Cancer Agency Palliative and Supportive care, Capacity Building Grant (2011-12) for study titled: “Effectiveness of a peer-support intervention in brain tumor survivors in an Australian community cohort”; RACP - CPD grant (Continuous Professional Development) for e-module development using Moodle platform (2010-12);  Inaugural Ian Ballard Fellowship award, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia; Vincent Fairfax Fellowship (2009) award, RACP; Zoe Motor Neuron Disease Grant (2009); Inaugural Excellence in Academic & Research Mentoring Award, RACP (2008); GlaxoSmithKline Neurology Research Fellowship Award (2007), RACP; Beyond Blue Grant (2007) for the project titled ‘Improving Interpersonal Communication as a means of reducing post stroke Depression in patients living in the community’; LEW Carty Grant (2007)   

Awards

Education and training

  • Australia, University of Melbourne 2009
  • MBBS, University of Punjab 1987

Awards and honors

  • Inaugural Ian Ballard Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia, 2010
  • Inaugural Excellence in Academic & Research Mentoring Award, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2008
  • Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2001

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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