DR Yvonne Bonomo

DR Yvonne Bonomo


  • Addiction Medicine
  • New scientific dimensions of alcohol and drug use in young people



  • Yvonne Bonomo is a Physician in Addiction Medicine and Adolescent Medicine. She is Director of the Department of Addiction Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and is the Medical Head of Unit, Women's Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne. Yvonne Bonomo is an Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne. She is currently on the Board of YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service), a member of the Independent Medical Advisory Committee (IMAC) for Medicinal Cannabis to the State Government of Victoria and an Expert Advisor to the World Health Organisation in Substance Use and Young People. Her clinical and research interests relate to various aspects of addiction, medicinal cannabis, and alcohol and other drug use in young people. Her experience with youth includes having worked in Adolescent Medicine at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, at the Youth Substance Abuse Service, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and Juvenile Justice. She was a Member of the Board of the Australian Drug Foundation (2006-2009) and she has filled a number of roles at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).   


Member of

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Fellow 2000 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 1990

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine, 2002
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2000
  • IMSANZ Roche Clinical Investigators Award, 2000
  • Royal Children's Hospital Research Insititute Lady Latham Scholarship, 1999
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, 1998


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Addiction Medicine Medicinal Cannabis