Richard MacIsaac

Prof Richard MacIsaac

Endocrinologist, Director, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; Professor, University of Melbourne
Richard MacIsaac is professor and director of Endocrinology and Diabetes at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the University of Melbourne. Prior to taking up his current position he was head of diabetes at Austin Health, Melbourne. His main research interest is diabetes and its complications, especially those related to cardiovascular and kidney disease. He has published over 180 research articles. Prior to embarking in a career in medicine, he completed a PhD at the Howard Florey Institute, Melbourne where he examined the development of the foetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and then embarked on a 2-year post doctorial fellowship at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne examining foetal calcium metabolism. He graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Medical School in 1995 and was awarded his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2002. Currently specific research interests are inpatient glycaemic control, defining the albuminuria and glomerular filtration rate relationship in diabetes, investigating new biomarkers for renal and vascular disease in diabetes and studying renal function in indigenous Australians.

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