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AGIRF has three directors: Michael Kamm, Melvyn Korman and Frank Tisher.
Professor Michael Kamm is a gastroenterologist in clinical practice at Central Melbourne Gastroenterology and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and has an academic position at The University of Melbourne.
Originally from Melbourne, Professor
Michael Kamm spent 22 years working in London at St Mark’s, the world renowned specialist gastrointestinal hospital, and Imperial College. He returned to Melbourne in 2008.
He has been responsible for major research programmes that have resulted in substantial, worldwide advances in medical practice. These include the management of childbirth damage in young women, the creation of multi-disciplinary clinics to provide behavioural and psychological therapies for patients with gut disorders, the discovery of new forms of gut muscle disease and their treatments, the causes and management of inflammatory bowel diseases in adolescents and young adults, and programmes aimed at preventing the development of bowel cancer in patients with gut inflammation.
EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF
Professor Melvyn Korman is a Director Emeritus of the Gastrointestinal and Liver Unit of Southern Health in Melbourne, having been director of the unit for 32 years. In addition to a long research and academic career, he has been on a number of boards and advisory councils, including those for schools and professional societies.
He has been a member of the Gut Foundation Executive since its inception, in 1985 and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia since 1971.
Frank Tisher OAM has been in legal practice since 1968. He is involved in a broad range of community affairs.
He has served on the executive of a range of charitable bodies, including the National Gallery Society, and is a past president of Emmy Monash Aged Care Inc.
He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2014 for his philanthropic and charitable work.