Professor Mike Richards is an Infectious Disease Physician working at Epworth and the Royal Melbourne Hospitals. He is the director of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Doherty Institute, and also Director of the VICNISS Program for Surveillance of Healthcare-associated infections. His interests in clinical infectious diseases are broad, including infections related to travel, community accquired and health care associated infections, infections complicating surgery, in intensive care, and in patients with impaired immune systems.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Suite 6.4 Level 6 89 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121


  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1974
  • FRACP 1983
  • MD University of Melbourne 2004

Professional Associations

  • RACP
  • Australian Society of Infectious Diseases
  • Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America
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.