A/Prof Richard Chye


Languages: English


  • Palliative Care

Areas of Interest

  • Supportive care
  • Palliative care
  • Use of medicinal cannabis

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney, NSW

Sacred Heart Supportive and Palliative Care
170 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

T: (02) 8382 9444

F: (02) 8382 9518

E: richard.chye@svha.org.au


Associate Professor Richard Chye is a palliative care physician who has worked in his field for more than 28 years.

Richard has integrated community, inpatient, hospital consultative and private palliative care services across Eastern Sydney, and created Sydney’s first academic centre of palliative care. He leads a clinical trials program which includes using cannabis in cancer anorexia.

He was integral in the formation of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine, and was awarded the RACP’s highest award, the John Sands medal, after his efforts led to government recognition of palliative medicine. He was awarded the inaugural Lyn Taylor Award for Leadership in Palliative Care.

Richard’s Director of Sacred Heart Supportive and Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at University of NSW, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame and University of Technology Sydney.

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