Clinician-scientist: Dr John Wentworth
Specialty: Endocrinologist, MBBS PhD FRACP
Clinical appointment: The Royal Melbourne Hospital
What are you currently researching at the institute?
The role of adipose tissue inflammation in human insulin resistance.
How has your research had an impact on the community, or how do you hope your research will impact the community?
Our aim is to develop an anti-inflammatory therapy that will improve treatment options for people with diabetes and heart disease.
What made you want to become a clinician-scientist, and how did you get involved in medical research?
Curiosity drove me to research and interesting projects and peer support have kept me in the game.
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to become a clinician-scientist?
Seek advice from clinicians and scientists and go for it.
What are the benefits of being a clinician-scientist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute?
The institute offers excellent basic science facilities and is well positioned, adjacent to The Royal Melbourne Hospital.