Honorary appointments at RMH renal unit

Dr Josh Kausman


Dr Kausman received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne and trained in general paediatrics and nephrology at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. He undertook a clinical fellowship in paediatric nephrology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London in 2004. He gained a clinical appointment at Monash Medical Centre and commenced post-graduate research studies in the Centre for Inflammatory Disease, Monash University, in 2006.

Dr. Kausman commenced as full-time paediatric nephrologist at Royal Children's Hospital in 2008 and is currently the lead in kidney transplantation at RCH. He was appointed as an honorary nephrologist at RMH in 2014.

Dr Kausman is particularly interested in immune-mediated kidney diseases, including glomerulonephritis, atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) and transplantation. Dr Kausman conducted NHMRC-funded laboratory studies into the role of dendritic cells in the development of immune-mediated and obstructive kidney disease and has been a principal investigator on a number of therapeutic clinical trials.

Prof John Richmond

John Richmond graduated from Monash University in 1972. He completed advanced Nephrology training at Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1979 before spending 18 months in London Ontario with Adam Linton and Robert Lindsey, studying an animal model of “Acute renal failure in sepsis” and Adaptation to Dialysis Modalities”.

After returning to Australia he spent 18 months at Prince Henry’s Hospital as a Nephrologist Physician before moving to Ballarat in 1983. He has overseen the development of Nephrology Services within Ballarat and the North West corridor, practising in both Nephrology and General Medicine. For the last 5 years he has been Associate Professor (Clinical) within the Deakin Clinical School, as the Clinical Lead in Medicine. He is a FRACP examiner for the College of Physicians.

RMH has a long working relationship with John and we are happy to recommend local patients to his care.

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