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Associate Professor Frances Milat MBBS (Hons) FRACP MD
Endocrinologist; Head, Metabolic Bone Services, Monash Health
Head, Metabolic Bone Research Group & Michael and Phoebe Jones Research Fellow, Hudson Institute

Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University
Email: fran.milat@hudson.org.au

A/Prof Frances Milat graduated from medicine at Monash University and subsequently did her endocrine training at Monash Health and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. She pursued her research interest in metabolic bone disorders, completing a Doctor of Medicine degree at St Vincent’s Institute examining the mechanisms of PTH and the Wnt pathway action in bone.

Fran joined the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in 2010 to continue research in osteoporosis. She is committed to improving patient care through clinical research, with interests in bone disease associated with transfusion-dependent haemoglobinopathies, chronic neurological disorders (including cerebral palsy and spina bifida), women's health, premature ovarian insufficiency, renal disease, transplantation, type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other medical conditions. She is also involved in the supervision of research students as well as medical student and postgraduate teaching. Fran and her team have been awarded prizes for clinical and research excellence. A/Prof Frances Milat is involved in osteoporosis and endocrine guideline development and serves on several national committees in both a clinical and research capacity.

Research area keywords

  • Osteoporosis
  • bone
  • endocrinology


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