Assoc Professor Paul Varghese MBBS, PG Dip PH FRACP FANZSGM, is the current Director of Geriatric Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He studied at University of Queensland and trained as a General Physician before completing his fellowship in Geriatric Medicine in 1992. He practices in clinical geriatric medicine with clinical interests in the areas of amputees, dementia, falls and the acute care of the elderly. He is actively involved in undergraduate and post graduate teaching and holds the clinical title of Associate Professor with the University of Queensland. He is current Chair of the State Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative, is Chair of the Older Persons Health Network and attends the Clinical Senate. He sits on a number of clinical reference groups at both a State and Federal level. His research interests include falls, clinical database design, tele-geriatrics and the management of patients with dementia.