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Professor Mark Maclean

Mark is a clinical endocrinologist at Westmead and Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospitals, and now as the Head of
Department of Medicine at Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital.  He has been involved in clinical teaching for more
than 20 years, was Director of Physician Training at Westmead Hospital 2005-2009, and is a member of the
National Examining Panel for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Mark is extensively involved in clinical and basic science research and his main research interest is the effect of
events in pregnancy on the metabolic health of the mother and baby, with a particular emphasis on Gestational
Diabetes.  Additional research is being done on the “metabolic stress” that occurs during hormonal
manipulation for cancer treatment, or under treatment with some psychiatric medications, and exploration of
new mechanisms which might be responsible for causing type 2 diabetes.  Mark also works with a team of
clinicians and researchers at Blacktown who are trying to optimize the health system for management and
prevention of diabetes in Western Sydney.  He also has a significant clinical interest in pituitary disorders and
heads the Pituitary Clinic at Westmead Hospital.

Mark is a Past-President of the Endocrine Society of Australia.  In 2009 he was appointed UWS Foundation
Professor of Medicine at Blacktown / Mt Druitt Clinical School and has been a significant contributor to the
growth of the new Medical School, and development of Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital as a teaching hospital and research center.  He has been awarded 1 current, and 2 past, NH& MRC Project Grants.  He has supervised
5 completed PhDs, and 3 current Ph.D. students.

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