Dr Alex Tai graduated from Monash University in 2008. After completing physician training at Monash Health, he pursued advanced training in infectious diseases at various Australian hospitals, including Monash Health, Austin Health, Barwon Health and Alice Springs Hospital. Alex was the Barwon health 2017 infectious diseases research fellow, and has subsequently worked across both Barwon health and Ballarat health in general medicine and infectious diseases. He has a broad array of infectious diseases interest, particularly in the subjects of antimicrobial resistance and travel medicine. After having his young family expand, with 2 boys under 2, Alex has relocated his family back to Melbourne in 2019 and has been working at the Epworth Eastern as part of Eastern Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine (EIDTM).

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern Ekera

Ekera Medical Centre, Level 2, Suite 2.05 116-118 Thames Street
Box Hill North VIC 3129

Consulting Location

Eastern Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine

Langwith Consulting Rooms 2 Langwith Avenue
Boronia VIC 3155

Special interests

  • General infectious diseases, including post surgical infections
  • Travel and tropical medicine
  • Antimicrobial resistance


  • MBBS
  • BmedSci(hons)

Professional Associations

  • Australasian society for infectious diseases
  • International society for travel medicine
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.