Prof Torresi has a longstanding commitment to the practice, teaching and research in infectious diseases. His practice encompasses the breadth of clinical infectious diseases in both hospital and community acquired infections and he has been involved in numerous clinical trials in viral hepatitis, vaccines and virology. He has long been involved in the teaching of medical students and medical practitioners in several aspects of infectious diseases, travel and tropical medicine. He has research activities in basic virology, in particular hepatitis B and C pathogenesis, immunology and vaccine research. He also has ongoing clinical and research interests in travel medicine.


  • B.Med.Sci
  • MBBS
  • PhD
  • FFTM (RCSP Glasgow)

Professional Associations

  • Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
  • International Society for Travel Medicine
  • Australian College of Tropical Medicine
  • GeoSentinel Global Surveillance Network

Special interests

  • Infectious diseases, including noscomial and post-operative infections
  • Infections in immunorcompromised hosts, including cancer related infections
  • Travel and tropical infections
  • Virology, including hepatitis and persistent viral infections
  • Vaccinations, including travel vaccines

Education and training

  • Lecturing in infectious diseases to medical and science students
  • Teaching and mentoring of infectious diseases trainees
  • Lecturing in infectious diseases and travel medicine to medical practitioners


  • Hepatitis C immunology and vaccines
  • Hepatitis B pathogenesis
  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Peter Doherty Institute

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Eastern Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine
2 Langwith Avenue

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern
Suite 16
1 Arnold Street
Box Hill

Consulting Location

Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Clinical institute

Internal Medicine Clinical Institute

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Dr Michelle Caldecott
The Institute encompasses the specialties of general medicine, geriatric medicine, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, general practice, hospital in the home and paediatric medicine.