MQ Health - Macquarie University


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Learn more about our research priorities below:

Bone and joint

Our bone and joint clinical program takes a holistic approach to repairing and caring for the breaks, tears and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Our team of internationally recognised experts are subspecialists in the core areas of the body and work with our patients so they have the best chance of returning to their peak physical health. Read more about our bone and joint clinical program.

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Cardiovascular and respiratory

Cardiovascular and lung disease are two of the leading causes of death and disability in Australia. MQ Health’s cardiovascular and respiratory physicians and surgeons provide holistic care to prevent, treat and slow the progression of these diseases. Our team in the cardiovascular and respiratory program has expertise in minimally invasive interventions and groundbreaking technologies, such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). Read more about our cardiovascular and respiratory program.

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Critical care and anaesthetics

At MQ Health we take a collaborative approach to patient care and treatment. To ensure the best outcomes for hospital inpatients, our critical care and anaesthetics program plays a pivotal role in delivering holistic care through the provision of high-quality anaesthesia, intensive care and pain management services. Read more about our critical care and anaesthetics program.

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Diseases of the nervous system, brain and senses are often debilitating and life-altering for sufferers, and their families and carers. Our neurosciences program utilises the expertise of the best surgeons, neurologists and allied health professionals, as well asworld-leading researchers. Together, this team treats the full spectrum of neurological and brain conditions using the latest evidence-based treatments and technology, while working tirelessly towards more effective interventions and, ultimately, cures. Read more about our neurosciences program.

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Primary care, wellbeing and diagnostics

Our primary care, wellbeing and diagnostics program brings together community-based disciplines with a focus on prevention, early intervention, resilience and ongoing care. Our team skillfully diagnose and manage the full range of healthcare and wellbeing issues, and assist patients with guidance and coordination of care as well as access to specialist services and in-hospital care as necessary. Read more about our primary care, wellbeing and diagnostics program.

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Surgery and gastrointestinal

Providing a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, our Surgery and Gastrointestinal Program caters to the needs of a wide range of patients. Our highly skilled surgeons provide general and specialist surgical support to patients needing elective routine and complex surgery and, in conjunction with our medical and allied health specialists, treat complex conditions such as metabolic disease and obesity. Read more about our surgery and gastrointestinal program.

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In 2018, Macquarie University launched the first dementia research centre in New South Wales that is fully dedicated to discovery-based research and drug development for Alzheimer’s disease. The multidisciplinary team of the Dementia Research Centre works closely with medicinal chemists and international pharmaceutical industry to accelerate translation into novel therapies for these devastating diseases. Read more about the Dementia Research Centre.

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Cancer is one of the world’s most devastating diseases. At MQ Health, we take an evidence-based, personalised and multidisciplinary team approach to treating and researching cancers. Our specialists in the Cancer Program are leaders in the areas of breast, lung, skin, head and neck, brain, gastrointestinal and prostate cancer treatment. We offer patients access to clinical trials and state-of-the-art technologies, including Gamma Knife technology (we have one of only two Gamma K k nives in Australia) and cooling cap technology, to ensure the best outcomes. Read more about oncology program.

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EnCourage Network

EnCourAge Network donations support early career researchers making significant advances across medicine, physiotherapy, public health, and biomedical and clinical sciences.

For example:

  • One researcher determined the best way to manage the recovery of full movement in children who suffered from significant burns.
  • Another developed tools to help physiotherapists and doctors treat children suffering from pain.
  • An oncologist pursuing a PhD developed a blood test that can detect melanoma. The test is fast, non-invasive and can now also be used to monitor patients’ response to therapy.

Donating to fund researchers at MQ Health helps to advance the field of medicine through targeted, impactful projects. Read more about the EnCourAge Network.

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