Welcome to Associate Professor Suresh Sundram who is beginning in July as the Unit Head of Adult Psychiatry at Monash Medical Centre!
Suresh comes from the Northern Hospital where he was the Director of Clinical Services. He has also pursued his academic activities with the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute.
Suresh trained in medicine and psychiatry in Melbourne, and has worked all his career at North West Mental Health, as consultant psychiatrist and DCS at Northern. In addition to this core clinical and leadership experience, he has:
- pursued research interests in the areas of neuroscience and molecular psychopharmacology.
- been actively involved in refugee health in Melbourne; he currently sits on the Physical and Mental Health Sub-Committee of the Advisory Committee to the government on Nauruan Regional Processing.
- been an advocate for the physical health of psychiatric patients and, in 2014, was part of a team from Northern Health who won a Gold Medal at the Victorian Public Health Care Awards for a project “Innovative physical health program in community mental health.”