Andrew Block

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Andrew Block
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MBBS BMedSci (Hons) (Monash) FRACP GradCertHlthProfEd (Monash)

General & Infectious Diseases Physician
Director of General Medicine & Refugee Health, Dandenong Hospital, Monash Health
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Southern Clinical School, Monash University

Professional Roles
Co-convener, Refugee Health Research Consortium
Founder, Registrar Professional Development Program for Registrars, Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC)
Founder, “Hands on Health” Dandenong High School work experience program
Member, Primary Care & Population Health Advisory Committee, Southern Health
2011 Harvard Macy faculty member
2010 Williamson’s Community Leadership Fellowship
2009 Harvard-Macy Scholar – “Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education”

2015       Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award

2011       Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Social Inclusion Awards


The Refugee Health Nurse Liaison: a nurse led initiative to improve healthcare for asylum seekers and refugees.
McBride J, Russo A, Block A.
Contemp Nurse. 2016 Oct 4:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27681564

Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes comparing migrant women born in humanitarian and nonhumanitarian source countries: a retrospective, observational study.
Gibson-Helm ME, Teede HJ, Cheng IH, Block AA, Knight M, East CE, Wallace EM, Boyle JA.
Birth. 2015 Jun;42(2):116-24. doi: 10.1111/birt.12159.
PMID: 25864573

A cross-sectional survey of the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers attending a refugee health clinic: a study protocol for using research to inform local service delivery.
Shawyer F, Enticott JC, Doherty AR, Block AA, Cheng IH, Wahidi S, Meadows GN.
BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Dec 24;14:356. doi: 10.1186/s12888-014-0356-y.
PMID: 25539842

Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes among women of refugee background from African countries: a retrospective, observational study in Australia.
Gibson-Helm M, Teede H, Block A, Knight M, East C, Wallace EM, Boyle J.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Nov 27;14:392. doi: 10.1186/s12884-014-0392-0.
PMID: 25427757

Use of country of birth as an indicator of refugee background in health datasets.
Gibson-Helm M, Boyle J, Block A, Teede H.
BMC Med Res Methodol. 2014 Feb 19;14:27. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-14-27.
PMID: 24552123

Lost and found: improving ascertainment of refugee-background Australians in population datasets. Comment.
Gibson-Helm ME, Block AA, Teede HJ.
Med J Aust. 2013 Feb 18;198(3):139-40. No abstract available.
PMID: 23418689 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Primary cytomegalovirus ileitis complicated by massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage in a patient with steroid refractory Crohn’s disease.
Le STT, Lee SSK, Prideaux L, Block AA, Moore GTC.
Intern Med J. 2010 Nov;40(11):788-91.
PMID: [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Thrombolytic therapy for management of complicated catheter-related Candida albicans thrombophlebitis.
Block AA, Thursky KA, Worth LJ, Slavin MA.
Intern Med J. 2009 Jan;39(1):61-3.
PMID: 19290985 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Staphylococcal pyomyositis in a temperate region: epidemiology and modern management.
Block AA, Marshall C, Ratcliffe A, Athan E.
Med J Aust. 2008 Sep 15;189(6):323-5.
PMID: 18803536 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free Article

Equipping our front-line managers: a national program for the Professional Development of Registrars.
Block AA, Singh J, Kanaris AM, McGrath BP.
Med J Aust. 2007 Apr 2;186(7 Suppl):S22-4.
PMID: 17407417 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free Article