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Prof

Richard O'Brien

Clinical Dean, Austin Clinical School
Medical Education
atherosclerosis
FH
Diabetes
complex hyperlipidaemia
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Prof

Richard O'Brien

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Diabetes
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Prof

Richard O'Brien

 

Professor Richard O’Brien is Clinical Dean of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Austin Clinical School and Director of Graduate Programs, Melbourne Medical School. He is also a senior Endocrinologist and Director of the Lipid Service, Austin Health.


After completing undergraduate training at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Richard O'Brien undertook further studies in diabetic renal disease with Prof. George Jerums, completing a PhD entitled “Diabetic Nephropathy: Early Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Intervention”. He continued his research at the Austin Hospital until 1991 when he moved to Monash Medical Centre. Prof. O’Brien spent 15 years as Head of Diabetes at Monash Medical Centre and moved back to the Austin Hospital in 2007 to take up his current position.
Over the last 10 years Prof O'Brien's research work has focused mainly on aspects of atherosclerosis in diabetes including lipid abnormalities and endothelial dysfunction and he has authored numerous scientific papers on these subjects.
Richard O’Brien is the current President of the Asian Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases, and is a past President of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society. He is also currently chair of the Australian Diabetes Society's Lipid Guidelines Committee, is the convener of the Victorian Lipid Group, and is the Victorian representative on the Australian Atherosclerosis Society Clinical Council.
In addition to his responsibilities in his role as Clinical Dean, Richard O’Brien is strongly committed to post graduate teaching, and has a long standing interest in continuing education for general practitioners. He is frequently invited to speak at educational and scientific meetings in Australia and overseas. Prof. O’Brien also continues to be involved in direct patient care on a day to day basis and maintains ongoing research interests at the University of Melbourne and Austin Health.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Richard O'Brien.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

1988

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Award

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Clinical Dean, Austin Clinical School

Medical Education

Organizing Committee For 2012 Congress

International Atherosclerosis Society

Chair Of Organizing Committee For 2010 Congress

Asia Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases

Member

American Diabetes Society

Member

European Association for the study of Diabetes

Past President. Member Of The Fh Committee & Education Committee

Australian Atherosclerosis Society

Member

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Member

Endocrine Society of Australia

Expert Committee On Hyperlipidaemia

Australian Diabetes Society

Education

Education


Grad Cert in Health Professional Education

Monash University

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medicine

University of Melbourne

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