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Veronica is a practicing and Academic Endocrinologist with an interest in pituitary tumours, thyroid disease, obesity and diabetes.  She was part of the original team designing the medical program at Macquarie University which started intake in 2018. Dr Preda has a passion for teaching and is the clinical lead of MD Research along with also leading one of the internal medicine core units in Year 2.  She teaches across the medical program in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences.   Prior to moving to MQ she was the course co-ordinator for the Masters of Internal Medicine Endocrinology Program at the University of Sydney. She is actively involved in regular medical student teaching at Sydney University and previously UNSW, UWS, along with general practitioner training.

Veronica completed a clinical and research fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism. Her Doctor in Philosophy identified new genetic mutations in sellar masses in both clinical patients, along with specimens from across the UK, stored in the large Thomas Willis Brain Collection in Oxford. She has over 75 peer publications in international Journals and book chapters in Medicine.  She continues to publish in collaboration with multiple diverse research groups and leads international trials at Macquarie University. 

She has been with Macquarie since 2016 and has set up with the team, the multidisciplinary Healthy Weight Clinic in collaboration with bariatric surgeon, Professor Lord.  Bariatric research from this clinic is bringing the bench to bedside in patient outcomes, expanding into clinical trials in metabolic health and wellbeing.   Dr Preda also has established with her colleagues, a specialty pituitary clinic, medical device diabetes clinic, general endocrine clinic and inpatient service with teaching ward rounds at Macquarie University Hospital.  Dr Preda is looking forward to continuing to expand Macquarie’s vision for excellence in medical education and research.  She is excited to be part of the teaching staff for the new generation of doctors to be taught with the mission of heal, learn and discover. 

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, BSc(Med)MBBS (Hons)

Medicine Population Health, MPH, masters of public Health (UNSW)

Physicians, FRACP, Endocrinology

Medicine, PhD, Tumorigenesis cascades and sellar tumours

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