Dr Robert Edis is a clinical neurologist who leads the Motor Neurone Disease Clinics at the Perron Institute.
Dr Edis strongly believes in collaborative specialist hospital and community care of people with motor neurone disease (MND). Since 1994 Dr Edis has lead a multidisciplinary MND Clinic, firstly at RPH, Shenton Park Campus. Dr Edis was one of the expert contributors to the WA State Model of Care for MND in 2008, leading to the establishment of two multidisciplinary MND Clinics at the Perron Institute and Fiona Stanley Hospital in 2015. A smaller MND Clinic is planned to be at the new Midland Hospital.
Clinic patients are offered opportunities to participate in MND research projects including in the Australian MND Registry [AMNDR] which has tracked serial information about the disease in over 2000 people with MND in Australia, so far forming a vital research database. Dr Edis continues on the steering committee of the AMNDR since 1974.
Dr Edis has worked both in private practice and at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) since 1978. His public hospital work has always had a component of rehabilitation neurology at the State Neurorehabilitation Unit RPH – Shenton Park Campus where he was Head of Unit for many years.
Dr Edis’ postgraduate training was at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota USA, where he was taught by Dr Don Mulder, an inspirational neurologist who led early epidemiology and clinical studies into MND.