Monica Slavin, MBBS, FRACP, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Head, Infectious Diseases,
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Head, Immunocompromised Host Service,
Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne
Melborne, Victoria, Australia
Monica Slavin MBBS, FRACP, MD, is based in Melbourne, Australia, where she has been Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre since 2000 and Head of the Immunocompromised Host Service at Royal Melbourne Hospital since 2013. She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and a Research Associate at the Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research and Public Health. Professor Slavin received her medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia and trained in Infectious Diseases in Melbourne and in the Program in Infectious Diseases at Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, USA. She has been an Infectious Diseases physician since 1993 with a major interest in infections in immunocompromised patients, especially those with cancer and undergoing stem cell transplantation. Her current research focus is prevention diagnosis and early treatment of invasive fungal infections in haematology patients. She has served on national steering committees for the development of antifungal and fever and neutropenia treatment guidelines and for the conduct of Australia-wide studies of the epidemiology of fungal infection. She is chair of the Australian & New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group and a councillor of the International Immunocompromised Host Society.