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Professor Erwin Loh is national Chief Medical Officer and Group General Manager Clinical Governance for St Vincent's Health Australia, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health and aged care provider, with 36 facilities, including six public hospitals, nine private hospitals and 17 aged care facilities in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, along with three co-located research institutes – the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research.

Prior to that he was the Chief Medical Officer of Monash Health, Victoria’s largest health service, where he worked for almost ten years. Before that he was the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for three years. And immediately prior to that, he worked as a full-time lawyer at Sparke Helmore for two years, in health law, medicolegal matters, medical indemnity and workcover insurance.

He is qualified in both medicine and law, with general and specialist registration as a medical practitioner (medical administration specialty), and is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. He also has an MBA, Master of Health Service Management, and PhD in management. 

He is Chair of the Victorian State Committee and Board Member of the Royal Australasian College of Administrators. He is adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University, where he leads the Clinical Leadership and Management Unit at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation. 

He teaches and carries out research in health law, health management and clinical leadership. He has been an invited speaker at local and international conferences, published on health law, medical management, and health technology, and is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, with an interest in medical futurology.

External positions

Group Chief Medical Officer, St Vincent's Health Australia

2018 → …

Chief Medical Officer, Monash Health


Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


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Research Output 2007 2019

Qualified privilege legislation to support clinician quality assurance: balancing professional and public interests

Ahern, S., Hopper, I. & Loh, E., May 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 210, 8, p. 313-346 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

A cross-sectional survey of data presentation and its effect on interpretation

Way, A., Earnest, A., Loh, E., Koh, H., Davis, I., Hamley, L. & Evans, S., Feb 2018, p. 15-15. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Doctors as institutional entrepreneurs

Loh, E., 13 Feb 2017

Research output: Other contributionOther

Learning from 5 years of obstetric complaints at a multicentre tertiary healthcare group

Nowotny, B., Loh, E. & Wallace, E., Apr 2017, p. 73-73. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Listening To The Patient: Quality Improvement Lessons From Five Years Of Patient Complaints In A Large Maternity Service

Nowotny, B., Wallace, E. & Loh, E., 1 Sep 2017, p. 6-6. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review