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Medical school in Australia at the University of Sydney

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Global leaders in medical science

  • #19 in the world 2021 QS Subject Rankings in medicine
  • #28 in the world 2021 QS Subject Rankings in anatomy
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The University of Sydney School of Medical Sciences

Leaders in medical science education and research
A research-intensive group of disciplines comprising anatomy and histology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology.

About Sydney School of Medical Sciences

The School of Medical Sciences contributes to courses in medicine, science, dentistry and pharmacy. We produce high-impact research across a range of biomedical fields and we are a key part of the Brain and Mind Centre.


Our teaching and research activities comprise the following disciplines:

Our people

Professor Sarah Young
Head of School

Professor Peter Thorn
Deputy Head of School

Martin King
School Manager

Associate Professor Suzanne Ollerenshaw
Director of Academic Education

Professor Robert Vandenberg
Director of Academic Career Development

Associate Professor Adam Dunn
Director of Biomedical Informatics & Digital Health

Professor Peter Thorn
Director of Chronic Disease

Professor Rachel Codd
Director of Molecular Biomedicine

Professor Jamie Triccas
Director of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Associate Profesor Peter Knight
Director of Musculoskeletal Science

Associate Professor Kevin Keay
Director of Neuroscience

Professor Philip Poronnik
Director of Education Innovation

Head of School

Professor Sarah Young
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School of Medical Sciences


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