Andrew Wilson – Chief Medical Officer for the State of Victoria

Andrew Wilson panel photoAssociate Professor Andrew Wilson is the Chief Medical Officer for Victoria.

Spanning a successful career in clinical medicine, Andrew continues to practise as an interventional cardiologist at St Vincent’s Health Melbourne and throughout rural Victoria.  He has previously worked at Stanford University Medical Centre and was a NHMRC Research Fellow at Stanford University focusing on translational research in atherosclerosis.

The role of the Chief Medical Officer is to develop ways to strengthen hospital management and systems. He ensures that Victorian hospitals and Safer Care Victoria have the right systems, governance and processes in place to support clinicians to deliver high-quality, safe care.

Andrew works closely with the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and the Chief Paramedic Officer to provide professional leadership and clinical advice to Safer Care Victoria, the Minister for Health, the Department of Health and Human Services and the wider health sector to ensure a joint focus on quality and safety.