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Medical Advisory Board

The ATF is privileged to have the support and expertise of its team of Medical Advisors, who are all Australian medical specialists, researchers and associated medical officers, who have devoted their life's work to improving outcomes for patients.

The ATF Medical Advisory Board is headed by the following:

Professor Creswell Eastman AO


  • Endocrinologist
  • Clinical Professor Medicine, Westmead Clinical School, The University of Sydney

Professor Eastman has devoted his life’s work into researching the consequences and outcomes of Iodine Deficiency and the thyroid health of pregnant women and their offspring, both nationally and internationally. Professor Eastman is recognised as a world leader into Iodine Deficiency and continues to head research studies in Australia, the South Pacific and Asia.

Prof Eastman was awarded the inaugural Distinguished Service Award by Asia Oceania Thyroid Association (AOTA) President, Takashi Akazmizu (Japan) & AOTA Vice President, Teofilo San Luis Jr (Philippines) at the AOTA Annual Meeting in Sydney 2019, for his enormous contribution to improving outcomes for people living with thyroid disease and auto-immune conditions, both in Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Professor Bruce G. Robinson AC


  • Endocrinologist
  • Professor of Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital (Endocrinologist)

Professor Bruce Robinson is Chair of NHMRC and MBS Review Taskforce, Professor of Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital formerly Dean of Medicine at Sydney University. Professor Robinson is Co-Head of the Cancer Genetics Thyroid Laboratory at the Kolling Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. Professor Robinson has built the Kolling Institute’s major endocrine cancer research teams providing new opportunities for interaction and collaboration, with a strong focus on thyroid cancer.

Professor Bruce Robinson is an Endocrinologist specializing in thyroid disorders and in particular thyroid cancer.

Professor Leigh Delbridge AM

  • Specialist Parathyroid and Thyroid Surgeon
  • Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Sydney University
  • Past President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Past Chair of the Section of Endocrine Surgery Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Present Chair of the Surgical Research Society of Australia

Professor Delbridge is Australia’s most experienced parathyroid and thyroid surgeon and has been so for the past 20 years. Professor Delbridge’s research into thyroid and parathyroid surgery is highly recognised worldwide. Professor Delbridge has also developed worldwide techniques into robotic thyroid surgery and parathyroid keyhole surgery.

Professor Duncan Topliss AM


  • Endocrinologist
  • Director of the Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne
  • Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine Monash University
  • Past – President & Life Member of the Endocrine Society of Australia

Professor Topliss heads the Diabetes Clinic at the Alfred Hospital.  Prof has a wide interest in clinical endocrinology including osteoporosis, pituitary & adrenal disease and endocrine hypertension.  He has over 25 years of experience in the management of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.  His other interests are drug regulation and safety; a member of the Australian Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicine and Australian Advisory Committee on Pharmaceutical Medicines of the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Professor Julie Miller

  • Specialist Endocrine Surgeon
  • Immediate Past President – Australia & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons
  • Head of the Endocrine Section – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Head of the Endocrine Tumour Group of the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Chair of the Thyroid Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Conference
  • Special interest and expertise in minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, as well as thyroid and adrenal surgery

Professor Miller, originally from the United States, where she qualified as a surgeon in New York City. Since arriving in Australia in 2001, Julie is a consultant surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Freemason’s Hospital, and former Clinical Sub-Dean for Surgical Education at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Miller is the first surgeon to perform a PRA (posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy). In 2017, she became the first surgeon in Australia to offer non-surgical ablation of benign thyroid cysts using medical grade ethanol, thereby allowing patients with large, symptomatic cysts to be treated without surgery.

Professor Jack Wall

MB BS (Adel) MD (Adel) PhD (London) FRACP FRCP (C)

  • Endocrinologist
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Department of Academic Medicine & Head of Department of Endocrinology - Sydney University

Professor Wall has spent 24 years in positions Canada and the US. Professor Wall’s clinical research has focused on Graves’ Disease, the associated ophthalmopathy and related thyroid and orbital autoimmune diseases. His main area of research interest has been the eye muscle component of thyroid-associated opthalmopathy for which he is known internationally.

Dr Geraldine Moses DClinPharm

  • Consultant Drug Information Pharmacist

Geraldine has previously held positions as the Operational Manager and Senior Pharmacist for the NPS Adverse Medicine Events Line (2000 - 2012) and also a Consultant Drug Information Pharmacist for the Australian Dental Association Qld branch (2010 - 2012). Geraldine is currently a Consultant Drug Information Pharmacist for the Mater Health Services, since 1992, a Co-Presenter for since 2010 and Consultant Pharmacist for "Pharma-Advise" Service for the Australian Dental Assocation Inc., since 2013.Geraldine has always been passionate about the importance of patients receiving the right information and education about medications and their effects.

Susie Burrell

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist

Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading dietitians, known for her extensive background in both nutrition and psychology and for her practical, easy to understand approach to diet, nutrition and wellbeing. Susie completed both her dietetics and psychology degrees at Wollongong University. Early in her career, she spent almost 10 years working at The Children’s Hospital Westmead, specializing in Weight Management and currently works and with elite sporting teams where she has gained much applied experience working with children, families and elite athletes. Susie is currently the resident sports dietitian at Sydney University Sport and has a private clinic in Bondi Junction where she specialises in insulin resistance, PCOS, weight loss and autoimmune disease. Susie also runs the online program, Shape Me which develops individualised dietary programs across a range of dietary preferences and contributes regularly in many forms of media. Susie is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Coaching Psychology at Sydney University.



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