A/Prof Katherine Tonks

BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), MPH(Hons), FRACP

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Languages: English, French, Vietnamese


  • Endocrinology

Areas of Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • General endocrinology

Mater Hospital, North Sydney, NSW

Sydney Endocrinology
319 Pacific Highway
North Sydney NSW 2060

T: (02) 9157 9095

F: (02) 9157 9056

Level 1
310 Chapel Rd South
Bankstown NSW 2220


A/Prof Katherine Tonks is the founder of Sydney Endocrinology, a staff specialist of the Department of Endocrinology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, a visiting medical officer at the Mater Hospital, Sydney, and a clinical research officer of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney.

A/Prof Tonks’ areas of interest are diabetes (type 1, type 2 and pregnancy-related), insulin resistance including polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disorders, obesity and other endocrine diseases.

After completing her medical degree at UNSW with Honours, she worked as a junior medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown. She underwent her advanced endocrine training at St Vincent’s Hospital, St George Hospital, and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and was admitted to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as an Endocrinologist in 2008.

A/Prof Tonks helped form the Multidisciplinary Diabetes Foot Clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital in 2008, and was accepted into the Diabetes Centre at St Vincent’s Hospital in 2009. She is also currently a staff specialist at St Vincent’s. She is a Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW, and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame.