Prof Torresi has a longstanding commitment to the practice, teaching and research in infectious diseases. His practice encompasses the breadth of clinical infectious diseases in both hospital and community acquired infections and he has been involved in numerous clinical trials in viral hepatitis, vaccines and virology. He has long been involved in the teaching of medical students and medical practitioners in several aspects of infectious diseases, travel and tropical medicine. He has research activities in basic virology, in particular hepatitis B and C pathogenesis, immunology and vaccine research. He also has ongoing clinical and research interests in travel medicine.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Mitcham Road Consulting Suites

188 Mitcham Road
Nunawading VIC 3131

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern

Suite 16 1 Arnold Street
Box Hill VIC 3128

Consulting Location

Austin Hospital

145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC 3184

Special interests

  • Infectious diseases, including noscomial and post-operative infections
  • Infections in immunorcompromised hosts, including cancer related infections
  • Travel and tropical infections
  • Virology, including hepatitis and persistent viral infections
  • Vaccinations, including travel vaccines

Education and training

  • Lecturing in infectious diseases to medical and science students
  • Teaching and mentoring of infectious diseases trainees
  • Lecturing in infectious diseases and travel medicine to medical practitioners


  • Hepatitis C immunology and vaccines
  • Hepatitis B pathogenesis
  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Peter Doherty Institute


  • B.Med.Sci
  • MBBS
  • PhD
  • FFTM (RCSP Glasgow)

Professional Associations

  • Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
  • International Society for Travel Medicine
  • Australian College of Tropical Medicine
  • GeoSentinel Global Surveillance Network
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.