Prof. Richard O’Brien
Reservoir Private Hospital
PH: 03 9460 8855
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Professor Richard O’Brien is Clinical Dean of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Austin Clinical School. He is also a senior Endocrinologist and Director of the Lipid Service, Austin Health, and holds the position of visiting Scientist at the Baker Heart Research Institute.
Over the last 10 years Prof O'Brien's research work has focussed mainly on aspects of atherosclerosis in diabetes including lipid abnormalities and endothelial dysfunction and he has authored numerous scientific papers on these subjects.
Richard O’Brien is a past President of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society and is currently a Council Member and membership secretary of the Asia Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases. He is currently chair of the Australian Diabetes Society's Lipid Guidelines Committee.
In addition to his undergraduate responsibilities in his role as Clinical Dean, Richard O’Brien is strongly committed to post graduate teaching, and has a long standing interest in continuing education for general practitioners. He is frequently invited to speak at educational and scientific meetings in Australia and overseas. Prof. O’Brien also continues to be involved in direct patient care on a day to day basis and maintains ongoing research interests at the Baker Institute and at the Austin Hospital.