Fabry Disease Clinics in Australia

Fabry disease, is a progressive multi-system disease which can impact quality of life (QoL) of both male and female patients (adults and children). People diagnosed with Fabry disease are encouraged to be seen regularly by a Clinic (whether or not they receive specific Fabry disease therapy such as Enzyme Replacement Therapy) to keep an eye on progression of Fabry disease symptoms. Frequency of visits is usually 1-2 times a year but it can vary patient to patient. 

The list of clinics below are managed by Doctors who have knowledge and experience in caring for patients with Fabry disease. Fabry patients need to bring a GP referral letter with them to the Clinic appointment. It is important for all Fabry patients (male, female, adult and children, on ERT or not on ERT) are seen regularly by a Fabry Clinic to keep a check on the patient's progression of the disease. Even if patients are not particularly 'unwell'. Any questions about appointments or to make an appointment, please contact the Fabry Clinic directly. The Clinic appointment cost in Australia is covered by Medicare.

Royal Adelaide Hospital 

Professor Ian Chapman
Department of Endocrinology and Metablism
Location: Royal Adelaide Hospital
Email: ian.chapman@sa.gov.au
Phone: +61 8 7074 2673


Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (QLD)

Dr Charles Denaro
Internal Medicine & Aged Care
Location: Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital (QLD)
Email: c.denaro@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3646 7678 

Royal Melbourne Hospital (VIC & TAS)

Dr Kathy Nicholls
Location: Royal Melbourne Hospital
Address: Grattan St, Parkville, VIC, 3050
Phone: +61 3 9342 7143

Royal Perth Hospital (WA)

Dr Mark Thomas

Location: Royal Perth Hospital 
Address:  197 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
Email:  mark.thomas@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: +61 8 9224 2550 or 8 9224 2244

Westmead Hospital

Dr Michel Tchan & Dr Yusof Rahman  
Metabolic Clinic
Location: Westmead Hospital (NSW & ACT)
Email: michel.tchan@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 8890 9780

Australian Paediatric Fabry Clinics

Royal Children's Hospital (VIC)

Dr Heidi Peters
Clinical Metabolic Services
Location: Royal Children's Hospital (VIC)
Email: metabolic@rch.org.au
Phone: +61 3 9345 5522  

Women's and Children's Hospital (SA) 

Dr Drago Bratkovic
Metabolic Clinic
Location: Women's and Children's Hospital, SA
Email: drago.bratkovic@sa.gov.au
Phone: +61 8 8161 6726

Queensland Children's Hospital (QLD) 

Anita Inwood, Service Director, Metabolic Medicine
Queensland Lifespan Metabolic Medicine Service
Location: Royal Children's Hospital (QLD)
Email: metabolic-medicine@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: +61 7 3068 4426

King Edward Memorial Hospital (WA) 

Genetic Services of Western Australia

Associate Professor Nicholas Pachter
Location: King Edward Memorial Hospital (WA)
Email: Nicholas.Pachter@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: +61 8 6458 1525 or +61 8 9224 2244

The Children's Hospital at Westmead (NSW) 

Assoc Prof Carolyn Ellaway
Genetic Metabolic Disorders Services
Location: The Children's Hospital at Westmead (NSW)
Email: carolyn.ellaway@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 9845 3654