Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Rosemary Masterson is a Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and an honorary clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the National University of Ireland and undertook her Nephrology specialist training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and subsequently at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London, UK. She completed a PhD thesis examining the role of endogenous and naturally occurring antagonists of renal fibroblast function at the University of Melbourne. Her main clinical focus is in renal transplantation, home haemodialysis and co-ordinating the transition pathway and young adult renal clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Her research interests include bone vascular disease post renal transplantation, assessment of frailty and cardiopulmonary reserve in potential renal transplant recipients and mechanisms both immunological and non-immunological for optimisation of long term allograft function. She is a clinical tutor and education supervisor for several basic and advanced trainees in General Medicine and Nephrology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is a member of the AKTN transplant working group, the VRTAC, the VRCN governance committee and the HREC at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.