Dr Venessa Tsang
BSc(Med) MBBS FRACP PhD
Dr Venessa Tsang is an academic endocrinologist who practises in the Lower North Shore of Sydney. She is a Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital, Visiting Medical Officer at North Shore Private Hospital and Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney's Sydney Medical School.
Dr Tsang completed medical school at the University of New South Wales in Sydney before embarking on Endocrinology training at Royal North Shore and St Vincent's Hospitals in Sydney. In 2010 she was admitted as a Specialist Endocrinologist with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Dr Tsang was then awarded a PhD on the Molecular Pathogenesis of Phaeochromocytoma and Paraganglioma by the University of Sydney in 2015.
She has an active clinical interest in the management of endocrine problems and diabetes. She has a research interest in familial endocrine cancers and the genetics of cancers, leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international meetings. She is also involved in research and publications on the endocrine adverse effects of cancer, including immune checkpoint inhibitors therapies, post allogeneic transplant, and pancreatectomy. She is a co-investigator in numerous clinical trials in the field, has been invited to be a reviewer with peer-reviewed journals including Clinical Endocrinology, and been invited to national and international Endocrine Conferences.
Dr Tsang is passionate about medical education. She is the current year 3 and 4 co-ordinator for the Sydney Medical Programme, the oldest medical school in Australia, at the University of Sydney. Dr Tsang's association with the University underlies her passion in educating the next generation of medical professionals, and she is actively involved in the supervision and assessment of medical students with the University's Northern Clinical School.
Finally in order to provide wider change, Dr Tsang is strongly involved in governance and spread of medical education to patients. She is the co-chair of the NSLHD Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinical Advisory Group and the Endocrine sub-committee for the ACI Diabetes and Endocrine Community of Practice. She has given talks to the Australian Thyroid Foundation and Australian Addison's Disease Association.