Monash Medical Centre - Clayton

Location: 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, VIC

Monash Medical Centre Clayton is a 640 bed teaching and research hospital of international standing providing a comprehensive range of specialist surgical, medical, allied health and mental health services to our community. It is designated Nationally Funded Centre for renal and pancreatic transplants and statewide provider of Thalassemia and children’s cancer services.

The transplant unit at the Monash Medical Centre is a busy unit with a large experience of kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as vascular access surgery. The Fellow will be involved in all aspects of patient care and surgical techniques.


Mr Stephen Thwaites

Transplant Post:

1 x Renal/Pancreas post

Transplant and donor numbers per year:

More than 80 transplants, including 15 pancreas/kidney transplants, and 25 living donor kidney transplants.

Organ Details:

Whole pancreas transplants - vascularised.

Kidney transplants - deceased and live donor.

Opportunities on the Unit:

The transplant unit at Monash Medical Centre is a busy unit, and also has extensive experience in vascular access surgery. It is expected that the Fellow will have involvement in all aspects of the unit’s work. This includes a weekly pre-transplant assessment clinic and weekly renal access and early post-transplant clinic. They will also be running the post-operative management of the patients, under the supervision of the transplant surgeons and in conjunction with our nephrology colleagues.

There will be access to deceased donor retrieval operations, particularly those performed at Monash Medical Centre where there is a busy neurosurgical and stroke service. The Fellow will learn the back-table preparation techniques. Research projects will be encouraged.