Endocrinology (Clinical)

The Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes provides a full tertiary service for inpatients and ambulatory patients. Main research areas are in clinical diabetes, obstetric endocrinology and metabolic bone.

The Endocrinology & Diabetes Department consists of 30 endocrinologists, 5 advanced trainees in endocrinology and 2 HMOs. We closely liaise with a dedicated team of diabetes educators, dietitians and podiatrists. 

All areas of clinical endocrinology and diabetes are covered with the exception of female fertility treatment. Diabetes services include emergency adult diabetes care (diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome, diabetic foot infections, severe hypoglycaemia, new onset type 1 diabetes), insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, obstetric endocrinology, 

Young Adults Diabetes Service, Rapid Access diabetes clinics, community diabetes clinics, diabetes foot clinic and a combined Nephrology/Endocrinology clinic. 

Endocrinology services include general endocrinology (including thyroid cancer) and metabolic bone (osteoporosis, osteomalacia, parathyroid disease, Paget’s disease).

Clinical research interests 

Research activities include:

  • Obstetric outcomes in women with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Dental health of young adults with diabetes
  • COVID DINGO study: the impact of COVID19 on outcomes in people with diabetes (multi-centre study led by Royal Melbourne Hospital)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis associated with SGLT2 inhibitors
  • Capillary ketone levels In colonoscopy
  • The role of 4D CT in parathyroid adenoma localisation
  • Causes and outcomes of severe inpatient hypernatraemia
  • Collaborative research with Prof Gustavo Duque on the effects of parathyroidectomy in frail older persons (Frail-pathy study) and the ORMA study, an evaluation of an IT program to assist GPs diagnose and manage osteoporosis
  • CD-IMPACT study in association with the Department of Nephrology and studies in association with Deakin University: type 1 diabetes attitudes and management in University students
  • Usefulness of an app for dietary choices to help people with type 2 diabetes
  • Understanding of diabetes medications in the Vietnamese community
  • with Baker Heart Institute, the PREDICT study (a long term observational study of type 2 diabetes) and the NOX1/4 trial in type 1 diabetic nephropathy
  • With the George Institute the FIELD1 study (effect of fenofibrate on retinopathy In type 1 diabetes)
  • The psychological impact of gestational diabetes (with RMIT University).

Program Members

Associate Professor Chris Yates

Project Director

Dr Vivian Grill

Project Director

Dr Dev Kevat

Project Director

Dr I-Lynn Lee

Dr Jessica Deitch

Member in Training

Dr Jing Luo

Member in Training

Dr Esha Kathpal

Member in Training

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