Associate Professor Elif Ekinci
MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Associate Professor Elif Ekinci is an academic endocrinologist who is working to translate research into improved outcomes for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. She is the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow in Metabolic Medicine at The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health. She is also the Director of Diabetes at Austin Health, a large tertiary referral centre affiliated with the University of Melbourne, where she co-ordinates the clinical care of inpatients and outpatients with diabetes.
She heads diabetes and obesity clinical trials at Austin Health where she is the chief investigator in numerous studies, aiming to improve clinical practice and health outcomes. A/Prof Ekinci has 160 publications in the leading diabetes and metabolism journals and has coauthored more than 250 abstracts at various national and international meetings. She supervises PhD students and MDRP students and has obtained a total of over $9.9 million of research funding along with her colleagues, including funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Dr Ekinci consults on a range of issues including diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, pituitary and adrenal disorders, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, PCOS and other endocrine disorders..