Dr Sally Abell

Endocrinologist BMedSci MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACP

Dr Sally Abell graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medical Science and a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery with First Class Honours in 2007. She received a Dean’s Citation Award from the Faculty of Health Science. Sally completed Basic Physician Training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne and Advanced Training in Endocrinology at St Vincent’s and Monash Health in Melbourne.

Sally was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Monash University in 2017, funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship. Her PhD thesis explored risk prediction, antenatal interventions and management of diabetes in pregnancy.

Skills and Expertise

Sally holds accreditation at Hobart Private and Calvary Private Hospital and is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She maintains a postdoctoral research appointment at Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) in Melbourne. Sally’s previous employment includes as a Consultant Endocrinologist at Monash Health 2015-2016, as a Clinical Fellow in General Medicine at Monash Health 2014-2015, and as a medical tutor/examiner at Monash University 2014-2015.

Sally practices in both General Endocrinology and Diabetes and has particular expertise in assisting young women with Diabetes peri-conception. She has worked alongside world experts in Thyroid Cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre and in Pituitary and Adrenal Disease at Mount Sinai Hospital during sabbatical leave in New York in 2017.

Meet Dr Sally Abell

Sally maintains an active research interest and has travelled extensively to deliver papers and presentations overseas. She has received multiple international prizes including the Australasian Women in Endocrinology Travel Award and national awards including the Endocrine Society of Australia Young Investigator Award. Sally was nominated to undertake a leadership course for inspiring Women in Medicine. She is passionate about public health, health promotion and improving health service delivery.

Coming home after nine years interstate and overseas for professional, family and lifestyle reasons, Sally and her husband, Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon Mr Daniel McCormick, are excited to re-engage with the sailing community, and enjoy Tasmania’s fabulous hospitality and culture.