A/Prof Shane Hamblin

Shane Hamblin is Head of Endocrinology & Diabetes at Western Health, Melbourne and a consultant endocrinologist at Alfred Health. He is an honorary clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University. After completing clinical endocrinology training in Melbourne he spent two years at the University of Minnesota studying the molecular biology of thyroid hormone action. He started the obstetric endocrinology clinic at Sunshine Hospital (Western Health) in 1991 and worked in that clinic for 15 years managing diabetes and thyroid issues in pregnancy. This service has grown to eight obstetric endocrinology clinics a week staffed by 10 endocrinologists. Approximately twenty percent of the 1300 patients seen every year in the obstetric endocrinology clinics are referred because of thyroid function test concerns.