Endocrinologist; Dept of Endocrinology & Diabetes, The Alfred, Melbourne
Duncan Topliss is Senior Endocrinologist in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, after stepping down as Director in 2020, and is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne Australia.
He is a past-President and Life Member of the Endocrine Society of Australia.
He has a long interest in thyroid physiology and disease with an MD thesis and many publications in this area. In recent years he has been an investigator in several pivotal trials of multikinase inhibitor therapy of advanced thyroid cancer, and is active in evaluation and treatment of thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules.
He has a long-term interest in the prevention and management of acute and chronic complications of diabetes and has been an investigator on multiple major international diabetes trials relating to this. He is a current Editor of Clinical Endocrinology and is a frequent reviewer for Clinical Endocrinology, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Thyroid, and other endocrine journals.
His other interest is drug regulation and safety. He chaired the Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (ADRAC) 2001-2010, and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Medicines of the TGA (1999- ) He has chaired the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee of Alfred Health since 1988.
He was awarded an AM in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours list for significant service to endocrinology, and to professional organizations.