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Dr Timothy Mathew graduated from Melbourne University in 1961. He began his nephrological career at Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1963 and trained in nephrology in Washington DC. In 1977 he was appointed Director of the Renal Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. He was chair of ADRAC 1993-2001 and a core member of ADEC during that time. He was appointed as the Medical Director of Kidney Health Australia in May 2002. His current interests include reduction of the burden of CKD and the issues around implementing National programs to achieve this. He was recently appointed as Chair of the CKD Monitoring Advisory Committee to AIHW.
Dr Mathew has worked extensively with Commonwealth Government in recent years in the area of chronic kidney disease including being a member of the Chronic Disease Strategy Advisory Group, Cardiovascular and Diabetes Strategy Committees, and an Expert Advisory Group to Population Health Committee, Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. He has managed the Kidney Check Australia Taskforce that has led the way in GP education in the CKD, the introduction of eGFR, and produced the booklet CKD management in General Practice that was sent to all practitioners in 2007.
Dr Mathew's extensive experience with delivering renal services in the public hospital system for 35 years mixed with his responsibilities in recent years for the educational and public health aspects of reducing the burden of CKD equips him well to advise on this project. He has previously been a consultant to the project team reviewing and advising the Victorian Government on delivery and funding of dialysis services and has advised the Commonwealth Department of Immigration on the assessment of applicants for permanent residency who have CKD.