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DR Priya Sumithran


  • obesity



  • Dr Priya Sumithran MBBS is a clinician researcher, with roles as an endocrinologist at Austin Health, and a senior research fellow in the diabetes and obesity research group at the University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine (Austin). Her clinical expertise is in obesity medicine, and the care of people with obesity and associated complications. Her research focuses on the regulation of body weight, and improving treatment outcomes for people with obesity.   


Member of

  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society. council member 2017 -
  • The Obesity Society. member 2015 -
  • Australian Diabetes Society. member 2005 -
  • Endocrine Society of Australia. member 2005 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2012
  • MBBS (Hons), University of Melbourne 1999

Awards and honors

  • Young Investigator, Endocrine Society of Australia/Servier, 2012
  • Emerging Health Researcher of the Year, Bupa Health Foundation, 2012
  • Best Clinical Paper, Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 2010
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2007
  • Shields Research Entry Scholarship, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2007
  • Research Scholarship, Endocrine Society of Australia, 2007


Available for supervision

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