Associate Professor Katrina Reardon
MBBS PhD FRACP
A/Prof Katrina Reardon is an experienced Neurologist with a special interest in Neuromuscular disorders which includes, inherited myopathies, myositis, muscular dystrophies, motor neuron disease and peripheral nerve diseases. She is also experienced in nerve conduction studies and electromyography.
A/Prof Reardon graduated with honours from University of Tasmania medical school in 1991 having been awarded 6 prizes for merit in different areas. She was awarded a fellow of the Australian College of Physicians in 1998 and went on to complete Neurology training at Monash Medical Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Dr Katrina Reardon completed further training in the neuromuscular field at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. She was awarded a Dora Lush Scholarship and completed her PhD studies at Melbourne University in 2001. Dr Katrina Reardon has over 33 papers published in peer reviewed journals
A/Prof Reardon has provided a needle muscle biopsy service at St Vincent’s Hospital for over 20 years and has been involved in Neuromuscular Clinics and Nerve conduction study/EMG clinics at St Vincent’s Hospital for 10 years prior to continuing to develop a special interest in the care of Chronic Neuromuscular conditions at Calvary Healthcare for 10 years.
A/Prof Reardon developed a Laboratory Diagnostic Service in 2002 for the diagnosis and genetic analysis of muscular dystrophies. She has collaborated with clinical laboratory research in the diagnosis of muscular dystrophies and publications in this area.
A/Prof Reardon has been an active member of the World Muscle Society since 2000 and regularly attends international meetings in the field of Neuromuscular disorders.
A/Prof Reardon is a Senior Neurology Consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne since 1998 and contributes actively to in-patient care of General Neurology and Stroke patients. She is regularly asked to teach in the area of Neuromuscular disorders for Neurology trainees, physician trainees and medical students.
A/Prof Reardon has been involved as co-investigator in international multi-centre human clinical trials for treatment of Motor Neuron disease. More recently she has been principal investigator in trial studying new therapies in Inclusion body myositis.