A/Prof MBBS (Hons) FRACP PhD
Chris Yates graduated from Medicine at the University of Melbourne in 2002 and completed his specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital. Using continuous glucose monitoring, his PhD at the University of Melbourne investigated steroid induced diabetes in recent kidney transplant recipients. Alongside his PhD studies, Chris helped to establish the Royal Melbourne Fracture Liaison Service to improve the detection and treatment of osteoporosis. He then undertook a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Rajesh Thakker at the University of Oxford studying the molecular biology of neuroendocrine tumours. He is now employed as an Endocrinologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he is the Stream Leader for Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Tumours and Deputy Head of Bone and Mineral Medicine. He is also the Director of Endocrine Research and an Obstetric Endocrine physician at Western Health. His current research interests include: the molecular pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas, the clinical utility of peripheral quantitative CT in fracture prediction, and the use of continuous glucose monitoring to assess steroid-induced diabetes.