Spiros Fourlanos, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Spiros Fourlanos is Director of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology and honorary Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Melbourne. He obtained his medical and PhD degrees at the University of Melbourne. His doctoral thesis was performed at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute on ‘Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA): New Clinical, Immunogenetic and Metabolic Perspectives’. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is currently a stream lead in the University of Melbourne Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations collaborative. In conjunction with Professor Peter Colman he developed the BioGrid Diabetes Database which is now being used in multiple institutes in Australia for clinical care and benchmarking. He oversaw the Royal Melbourne Hospital becoming the first Australian hospital to have a complete automated networked blood glucose monitoring system. His clinical research interests include diabetes management in the hospital, medical device technologies for diabetes and adult-onset autoimmune diabetes. Spiros is currently a board member and honorary treasurer of the Australian Diabetes Society.