Assoc. Prof Elif Ekinci

Distant end practitioner


Associate Professor Elif Ekinci MBBS FRACP PhD


Associate Professor Elif Ekinci is an academic endocrinologist who is working to translate research into improved outcomes for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. She is the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow in Metabolic Medicine at The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health. She is also the Director of Diabetes at Austin Health, a large tertiary referral centre affiliated with the University of Melbourne, where she co-ordinates the clinical care of inpatients and outpatients with diabetes.

She heads diabetes and obesity clinical trials at Austin Health where she is the chief investigator in numerous studies, aiming to improve clinical practice and health outcomes. A/Prof Ekinci has 135 publications in the leading diabetes and metabolism journals and has co-authored more than 200 abstracts at various national and international meetings. She supervises PhD students and MDRP students and has obtained a total of over $7.5 million of research funding along with her colleagues, including funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Dr Ekinci consults on a range of issues including diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, pituitary and adrenal disorders, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, PCOS and other endocrine disorders.

Endocrinology Melbourne

Endocrinology Melbourne provides specialist endocrinology consulting services for the assessment, management, monitoring and ongoing care of endocrine disorders. The doctors consulting at Endocrinology Melbourne are attached to tertiary referral centres and have extensive experience in assessment and management of:

  • ·         Diabetes- Type I / Type II
  • ·         Hypertension
  • ·         Thyroid Disease
  • ·         Adrenal Disorders
  • ·         Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Disorders
  • ·         PCOS
  • ·         Transgender Health
  • ·         Hormone disorders
  • ·         Lipid disorders
  • ·         Pituitary disorders
  • ·         Adrenal disorders
  • ·         Gestational Diabetes & Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy


Endocrinology Melbourne Specialists:

  • A/Professor  Elif Ekinci - MBBS, FRACP, PhD
  • Dr Felicity Pyrlis - MBBS, FRACP 
  • Dr Scott Baker - MBBS, BMedSc, FRACP, PhD 
  • DR Sandra Neoh - MBBS (Hons), B.Med Sci,  FRACP, MPhil (Cantab)
  • DR Yvonne Chow -  MBBS, B.Med Sci, FRACP, MPH
  • DR Melissa Lee -  B.MedSci, FRACP
  • DR Brendan Nolan - MBBS, BSc, FRACP, GradCertHealthProfEdu
  • DR Niloufar Torkamani -  MD, PhD, FRACP


Telehealth Consultations:

Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment, Management, Monitoring and ongoing care.

Endocrinology Melbourne provide Telehealth Consultations with our team of eight specialists.

  • All Telehealth Appointments bulk billed
  • 8 Endocrinologists 
  • Diabetes Management
    • Leaders in Diabetes Technologies
    • VicRoads assessments for fitness to drive
  • Transgender Health Clinic
  • Obesity Clinic
  • Endocrine GP Education Sessions
  • Telehealth trained reception staff
  • Available appointments within 7-14 days 
  • Technology: Skype, Doxyme (happy to do facetime or alternative programs)

For any appointments or further information please contact the Telehealth Team at Endocrinology Melbourne on: 

Telephone 03:9459 4415

Fax 03:9459 4436 

Email: telehealth [at] endomelb [dot] com [dot] au


Consulting disciplines: Endocrinology
Using technologies:

Booking contact: Chari Saldana - Practice Manager
Phone number 03 94594415