A/Prof Nellie Torkamani

Dr Nellie Torkamani

Dr Nellie Torkamani



A/Prof Nellie Torkamani completed her training in Endocrinology and General Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Austin Health. She is passionate about research and completed her PhD in 2016 (University of Melbourne). Her research has been published in various high impact scientific journals.

A/Prof Torkamani is currently an honorary research fellow at the University of Melbourne, where she supervises and mentors multiple PhD candidates, physician trainees and medical students. Her research interests include women’s health, andrology, PCOS and related complications, weight loss and diabetes mellitus.

She is the recipient of various awards including the Melbourne International Fee Remitting Scholarship (MIFRS) (University of Melbourne), Melbourne International Research Scholarship (University of Melbourne), John Hayden Scholarship (University of Melbourne), Alwyn Stewart Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship (University of Melbourne), World Hair Research Conference (WHRC ) travel grant.

A/Prof Torkamani consults on a range of issues including Women's and Men's health, weight loss, PCOS, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, pituitary and adrenal disorders, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease and other endocrine disorders.

A/Prof Torkamani is also fluent in Persian (Farsi) and is comfortable to consult patients of all backgrounds.


Lau LH, Cliff ERS, Wong V, Wong H, Torkamani N, Eer A, Weickhardt A, Grossmann M. Hypocalcaemia following denosumab in prostate cancer: A clinical review. Clinical Endocrinology. 2020 Feb 4. doi: 10.1111/cen.14169

N. Torkamani, L. Churilov , G. Jerums , V. Beik , R. Bellomo , Q. Lam , R. Macissac , D. Johnson, J. Zajac, E. Ekinci. Diabetes and higher HbA1c levels are independently associated with adverse renal outcomes in inpatients following multiple hospital admissions. Diabetes and Its Complications. Accepted Oct 2019.

Niloufar Torkamani, George Jerums, Paul Crammer, Alison Skene, David A. Power, Sianna Panagiotopoulos, Michele Clarke, Richard J. MacIsaac & Elif I. Ekinci. Three-Dimensional Glomerular Reconstruction: A Novel Approach to Evaluate Renal Microanatomy in Diabetic Kidney Disease. Scientific Reports. 2019, volume 9, Article number: 1829.

Neda Zafari, Leonid Churilov, Richard J MacIsaac, Niloufar Torkamani, Helen Baxter, Katerina V Kiburg, Elif Ekinci. Diagnostic performance of the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation at estimating glomerular filtration rate in adults with diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 Aug 30;9(8):e031558.

Yong PH, Weinberg L, Torkamani N, et al. The Presence of Diabetes and Higher HbA1c Are Independently Associated with Adverse Outcomes After Surgery. Diabetes Care. 2018 Jun;41(6):1172-1179.

Ekinci EI, Torkamani N, Ramchand SK, Churilov L, Sikaris KA, Lu ZX, et al. Higher maternal serum prolactin levels are associated with reduced glucose tolerance during pregnancy. Journal of Diabetes Investigation. 2017 Sep;8(5):697-700.

Torkamani Niloufar, Phal Pramit, Savarirayan Ravi, Simm Peter, Varigos George,Wark John. 
Concomitant extraspinal hyperostosis and osteoporosis in a patient with congenital ichthyosis. Clinical Cases in mineral and bone metabolism. 2016 May-Aug;13(2):157-159.

N. Torkamani, N.W. Rufaut, L. Jones and R. Sinclair. The arrector pili muscle, the bridge between the follicular stem cell niche and the interfollicular epidermis. Anatomical Science International, 2017 Jan;92(1):151-158.

N. Torkamani, Nicholas Rufaut, Leslie Jones and Rodney Sinclair. Epidermal cells expressing stem cell markers in non-glabrous skin exist in direct proximity with thedistal end of the arrector pili muscle. Stem Cells International. 2016:1286315.

N. Torkamani, N.W. Rufaut, L. Jones and R. Sinclair. Destruction of the arrector pilimuscle and fat infiltration in androgenic alopecia. British Journal of Dermatology 2014 Jun;170(6):1291-8.

N. Torkamani, N.W. Rufaut, L. Jones and R. Sinclair. Beyond Goosebumps. Does the arrector pili muscle have a role in hair loss, wound healing and epidermal homeostasis? International Journal of Trichology. 2014 Jul;6(3):88-94,

N. Torkamani, Sinclair R. Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosisaccentuated by spray tan. International Journal of Dermatology. 2015;54(12):e545-6.

N. Torkamani, Sinclair R. Iododerma in pregnancy secondary to iodinatedmultivitamins.

Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 2015;56(3):235-6.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians

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