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Dr Dhamidhu Eratne

Dr Dhamidhu Eratne

BHB, MBChB, FRANZCP, Cert. Consul. Liaison Psych

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Dr Dhamidhu Eratne graduated in medicine from the University of Auckland in 2007. After extensive experience in consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychiatry of old age, he completed his two years of advanced training at Neuropsychiatry, obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2016. After working as an old age psychiatrist and senior lecturer, Dhamidhu was proud to join Neuropsychiatry in 2017, working in the younger-onset and neuropsychiatry outpatient and inpatient, and epilepsy services.  Dhamidhu’s interests include younger-onset dementia, biomarkers, clinical reasoning, education, and the interface between psychiatry, neurology, and the rest of general medicine. He completed his certificate of advanced training in consultation-liaison psychiatry of advanced training, and is completing the certificate in old age psychiatry. In addition, he is an Honorary Fellow at the Walter and Elizabeth Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne, and is a keen clinician researcher, and enjoys lecturing and supervising students. Dhamidhu is undertaking a PhD and is the clinical/research fellow on the Markers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Study (The MiND Study), investigating biomarkers and other markers in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, with a view to clinical translation to improve outcomes for patients, their families and clinicians, and the healthcare system.

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