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Dr

Ada Cheung

Senior Research Fellow In Endocrinology
Medicine - Austin Health
Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
Androgen Deprivation Therapy
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
endocrinology & metabolism
humans
male
testosterone
androgen antagonists
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Dr

Ada Cheung

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Transgender Health
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Dr

Ada Cheung

 

Dr Ada Cheung is a clinician scientist and holds a prestigious Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship and a Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship in the Department of Medicine (Austin Health), The University of Melbourne. She is also an endocrinologist in private practice and at Austin Health.

She currently leads a research group (www.transresearch.org.au) which aims to provide robust evidence to improve the health and well-being of the trans, gender diverse, and non-binary community. Her PhD thesis studied the prevention of muscle effects of androgen deprivation therapy, and was supported by the NHMRC. She continues an active role in prostate cancer research. Dr Cheung has won a large number of international and national awards for her research including being one of five recipients worldwide (and the only Australian) of the prestigious US Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award in 2016, Viertel Clinical Investigator Award and the Austin Health Inspirational Woman Award 2020.
Dr Cheung is the primary supervisor of PhD and MD research project students and is also a tutor and lecturer at the University of Melbourne Medical School. Furthermore, she is actively involved in the Endocrine Society of Australia, is on the Policy Committee for the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism as well as Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Committed to community service in the not-for-profit sector, Dr Cheung is a Fellow of the Institute of Community Directors Australia and has a Diploma in Business (Governance).

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 57 most recent scholarly works by Ada Cheung.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2020

Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship, The University of Melbourne

2020

RACP Cottrell Research Fellowship

2019

Melbourne Medical School Publication Prize Finalist

2018

Special Commendation

Dean's Innovation Grant, The University of Melbourne

2018

Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research Finalist

2018

Viertel Charitable Foundation

2017

Austin Medical Research Foundation Bernie Sweet Fellowship

2016

Young Investigator Award

Australian Women in Endocrinology

2016

Student Travel Award

Logemas

2016

Outstanding Abstract Award at the Endocrine Society's 98th Annual Meeting

US Endocrine Society

2016

Early Investigator Award for outstanding accomplishments in endocrine research

US Endocrine Society

2015

Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award for the best clinical research presentation

Endocrine Society of Australia

2011

Medical Postgraduate Research Scholarship

National Health and Medical Research Council

2008

Medical Education Award for the Most Outstanding HMO Supervisor

Austin Health

2003

Deans Honours List

University of Melbourne

2003

Senior Medical Staff Award for the Top Medical Student

Austin Health

2018

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2011

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Fellow In Endocrinology

Medicine - Austin Health

Member

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Member

Australian Professional Association for Trans Health

Member

Endocrine Society of Australia

Member

US Endocrine Society

Member

Australian Medical Association

Education


Diploma of Business (Governance)

Federation University Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)

University of Melbourne

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Medicine and Surgery

University of Melbourne