Professor Thomas Kay

Professor Thomas Kay

Professor Tom KayProfessor Thomas Kay is the Director of St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI), and Executive Director of the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery, as well as continuing an active role in SVI’s type 1 diabetes research group. As an endocrinologist and clinical immunologist he leads the Victorian node of the Australian Islet Transplant Consortium. His research interests include the immune mechanisms by which insulin producing beta cells are destroyed in diabetes and proinsulin-specific immune tolerance.

Professor Kay is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, an Honorary Endocrinologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, and an Honorary Visiting Professor, at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Professor Kay has been a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences since 2016.

Professor Kay is Secretary of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) and the immediate Past President of The Immunology of Diabetes Society (IDS). He was Convenor of the 13th Congress of IDS in December 2013 and Convenor of the IPITA/IXA/CTS Joint Congress in 2015.