16 December 2020

Dr Rob Edis retires from the SCGH/Perron Institute Motor Neurone Disease Clinic

Esteemed neurologist, Dr Robert Edis MBBS (WA), FRACP is retiring from his leadership of the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH)/Perron Institute multidisciplinary Motor Neurone Disease Clinic. This clinic has served the North Metropolitan Health Service population at the Nedlands-based Perron Institute since 2015.

Previously, he led multidisciplinary MND clinics at Royal Perth Hospital continuously since 1992.

In a career spanning almost five decades, Dr Edis has been recognised as an outstanding practitioner within the field of neurology and neurology rehabilitation.

As well as his clinical work as a Consultant Neurologist in private and public hospital practice, Dr Edis has been an active supporter of neurological associations including Parkinson’s WA, MSWA, Myasthenia Gravis Friends and the Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA.

Multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease have been areas of particular interest. He was a former Medical Advisor to and Board Member of, the Multiple Sclerosis Society [now MSWA], and is currently a Board Member and Patron of the MNDAWA.

Dr Edis was one of the expert contributors to the WA State Model of Care for MND in 2008. This led to the establishment of the three Regional Health Service-based multidisciplinary MND clinics at the SCGH/Perron Institute, Fiona Stanley Hospital and the public/private St John of God Hospital Midland, delivering expert co-ordinated care for around 200 people with MND in WA.

He is known for his empathetic relationship with his MND patients.

This long and valued service given by Dr Edis was recognised at a farewell lunch organised by the Perron Institute on the 16th December.

The SCGH/Perron Institute MND Clinic will continue under the neurologist Dr Dev Nathani from January 2021.

Esteemed Neurologist Dr Rob Edis