Dr Vijay Panicker completed his advanced physician training in Endocrinology and Diabetes in Perth and in Bristol in the UK, being admitted as a fellow in 2006. Following this he undertook a PhD in Bristol on the genetics of thyroid function and thyroid hormone replacement, returning to Perth in 2009.
Currently he works as a consultant endocrinologist at the Mount Medical Centre and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Clinically he manages all aspects of general endocrinology and diabetes with a particular interest in thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.
Dr Panicker has a strong interest in research and teaching. He is involved in teaching medical students from the University of Western Australia and trainees from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has undertaken many research projects including investigator led research projects whilst at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Currently he has 17 publications in peer-reviewed journals including 3 invited reviews and has presented his research in oral and poster format at several international conferences. He is a current member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Endocrine Society of Australia, the Australian Diabetes Society and the US Endocrine Society.