Professor Athan is Professor of Medicine, Conjoint, School of Medicine Deakin University and Director, Department of Infectious Disease, Barwon Health. He is also Chair Health Care Infections group ASID and co-founder of the Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID). He is the health advisor to the Cotton On Foundation and MSF.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Geelong

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Dept of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health

Bellarine Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Special interests

  • Endocarditis
  • Prosthetic infections
  • HIV


  • Endocarditis
  • Healthcare infections


  • MBBS
  • MD
  • MPH
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.