A/Prof Alexander Viardot
MBBS, PhD, FMH(CH), FRACPVisit specialist website
Languages: English, German, French, Italian
Areas of Interest
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney, NSW
A/Prof Alex Viardot is a clinical endocrinologist trained at University of Basel Switzerland. He moved to Australia and started at the Garvan Institute in 2004, and undertook a PhD from 2006-2008 in the Diabetes & Obesity Research Program.After his PhD, Alex was awarded the Don Chisholm Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2008, which allowed him to continue his work at Garvan for another year. From 2010-2013, he is was supported by an NHMRC overseas-based Clinical Research Fellowship, which enabled him to spend 2 years at Imperial College in London.
Alex returned to Garvan in 2012, and since then has had a consultant position within the Department of Endocrinology at St Vincent’s Hospital. He continues to do research at Garvan as a group leader in the field of Prader-Willi Syndrome and genetic forms of diabetes.
His area of research includes exploring the interface between the metabolic disturbances found in obesity and type 2 diabetes and the immune system, abnormalities in gut hormone secretion, and exploring early defects in pre-diabetes. Further areas include dietary approaches to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as appetite deregulation in people with Prader-Willi syndrome and exploring novel potential treatments.