Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas AOFounder, Perron Institute
Emeritus Professor Byron A Kakulas AO, graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1956.
Emeritus Professor Byron A Kakulas AO, graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1956. After residency training at Royal Perth Hospital he specialised in clinical neurology.
In 1967 he founded the Muscular Dystrophy Association of WA and soon after the Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute becoming the Medical Director of both, posts he held until 2010. In 1971 he was appointed Professor of Neuropathology, UWA, Dean of Medicine in 1978 and an Emeritus Professor in 2006.
He has received many honours and awards including Officer of the Order of Australia, an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Athens, the Gaetano Conte Prize of the Naples Conte Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Federation of Neurology. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary.
Professor Kakulas continues his neuropathological research in the areas of restorative neurology of spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and ALS (motor neurone disease) and still publishes research papers. Read more about his research here.