Karen Dwyer

Karen Dwyer is Professor of Medicine and Deputy Head, School of Medicine at Deakin University. Karen trained as a nephrologist and transplant physician at St.Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Karen has been a recent council member for the TSANZ and is now the Oceania representative on the TTS Council.

Karen has provided a nephrology outreach service for many years to SouthWest Victoria. She was the lead physician in Australia’s first hand transplant procedure and now chairs the advisory group on Vascularised Composite Allotransplantation for the TSANZ. Her research focus has been in adenosine signalling in transplantation and ischemia reperfusion injury. She is embraking on a clinical research exploring “hot spots” of renal disease in rural and regional Victoria in collaboration with the National Centre for Farmer’s Health.

Karen was awarded the WIT leader in transplantation Award at the International Transplant Congress 2018 for her work on gender equity within TSANZ.


The ASM is hosted by Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

The aims of the Society are to promote and support the study of the kidney and urinary tract in health and disease, and to ensure the highest professional standards for the practice of nephrology in Australia and New Zealand.

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