Dr Spiros Fourlanos is a Consultant Endocrinologist and General Medical Unit Head at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). Spiros received his PhD from the University of Melbourne for his research entitled ‘Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA): New Clinical, Immunogenetic and Metabolic Perspectives’ completed at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute.
For his post doctoral research he conducted a randomised clinical trial on nasal insulin in adults with autoimmune diabetes. In conjunction with Professor Peter Colman he developed the BioGrid Diabetes Database which is now being used in multiple NADC member institutes in Australia. He established the RMH Bariatric Medicine Clinic and continues to have a keen interest in the clinical management of obesity.
Spiros has served on multiple program organising committees for the Australian Diabetes Society Annual Scientific Meeting and also on DART grant review panels. His clinical research interests include investigating adult-onset autoimmune diabetes, obesity and new models of care for hospital diabetes inpatients.