By linking craft groups under Clinical Institutes, we create synergy amongst clinicians with similar clinical research and teaching interests. This in turn provides results in improved patient treatment, innovation and outcomes.

As a part of your appointment you are expected to actively engage in a relevant Clinical Institute via clinical audit and peer review meetings and participation in national/state clinical registers approved by your Clinical Institute.

Each Clinical Institute has a director who is responsible for the direction and activities of the Institute, including:

  • planning and executing institute activities including regular clinical and business meetings
  • facilitating research
  • implementing clinical audit and quality assurance activities
  • advising on and ensuring the integrity of after hours on-call arrangements
  • supervising training of medical students and specialist trainees
  • advising Epworth on College and specialty society liaison

The Clinical Institute framework is overseen by Epworth’s Executive Director, Academic and Medical.

Clinical Institute

Cancer Services Clinical Institute

Directors: A/Prof Sumitra Ananda, A/Prof Costas Yannakou
The institute focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with cancer. Epworth is the only private hospital group in Victoria offering all forms of cancer treatment in-house.
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Cardiac Sciences Clinical Institute

Director: A/Prof Ronald Dick
The institute is committed to the care of patients with cardiac disease and provides the highest standards in investigation and management to ensure a speedy and effective recovery process.
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Critical Care Clinical Institute

Director: A/Prof Stephen Warrillow
The Critical Care Clinical Institute includes anaesthetics, emergency medicine and intensive care medicine.
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General Surgery & Gastroenterology Clinical Institute

Director: A/Prof Gary Crosthwaite
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.
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Head and Neck Clinical Institute

The Institute groups together surgical sub-specialties of dental, dermatology, opthalmology, oral and maxillofacial, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat) and plastic surgery.
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Internal Medicine Clinical Institute

Director: Dr Michelle Caldecott
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.
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Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute

Director: Prof Julian Feller
The Institute encompasses orthopaedics, sports and exercise medicine.
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Neurosciences Clinical Institute

Director: A/Prof Amanda Gilligan
The Institute focuses on neurology, neurosurgery and spinal surgery.
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Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute

Director: Dr Robin Hunter
Rehabilitation is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians who collaborate in providing care for patients, developing individualised programs and setting recovery goals.
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Urology and Vascular Clinical Institute

The Urology and Vascular Clinical Institute groups together surgical specialties in the areas of endocrinology, nephrology, urology and vascular surgery.
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Women’s and Children’s Clinical Institute

Directors: Dr Julie Lamont, Dr Sze Lee
All our obstetricians are specialists, supported by experienced midwives. Epworth also treats a wide spectrum of gynaecological conditions.

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