Our initial focus is on early detection and proper management of chronic vascular disease as manifested by obesity, smoking, dietary and lifestyle factors and familial hyperlipidaemia and their ensuing disease states such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease peripheral vascular disease and stroke.

This is done in partnership with our nursing and allied health departments, academic partners, national peak bodies (Primary Healthcare Network, Stroke Foundation, Kidney Health Australia and Heart Foundation) and primary healthcare providers.


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Students & Researchers

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Craig Nelson

Craig is the Director of Nephrology at Western Health in Victoria and an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor with the North West Academic Centre of the University of Melbourne.


Eugenia Pedagogos

Professor Pedagogos is an experienced clinician, researcher and leader with over 30 years’ experience fostering collaborative relationships in the medical, education and health care sectors. She is a practicing Nephrologist at Western Health


Nicholas Cox

Nicholas is Director of Cardiology at Western Health. He is an interventional cardiologist with an interest in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chest pain.


Tissa Wijeratne

Tissa is the Chair, Department of Neurology at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia. He is the Director, Academic Medicine , Director, International Affairs, a senior Neurologist and the Director of the stroke Unit, Neuroscience Research Unit, Movement disorders program, Headache program at Western Hospital, Melbourne.


Shane Hamblin

Shane is Head of Endocrinology & Diabetes at Western Health, Melbourne and a consultant endocrinologist at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.