Best Medicine Scientists in Australia

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Medicine scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Medicine, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Medicine, over 65,743 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Medicine. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
72 World 1 National Nicholas J. Talley

Nicholas J. Talley

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 195 Citations 126,685 1,326
137 World 2 National Rinaldo Bellomo

Rinaldo Bellomo

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 178 Citations 169,148 1,738
149 World 3 National Mark J. Smyth

Mark J. Smyth

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
D-index 175 Citations 122,715 706
185 World 4 National Alan D. Lopez

Alan D. Lopez

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 170 Citations 324,070 473
258 World 5 National Mark E. Cooper

Mark E. Cooper

Monash University, Australia
D-index 161 Citations 116,856 898
272 World 6 National Graham G. Giles

Graham G. Giles

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 160 Citations 114,679 1,613
275 World 7 National Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 160 Citations 115,553 1,220
345 World 8 National Graeme J. Hankey

Graeme J. Hankey

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 155 Citations 206,297 821
356 World 9 National John J. McGrath

John J. McGrath

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 154 Citations 192,603 817
374 World 10 National Neville Owen

Neville Owen

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
D-index 153 Citations 106,865 671
376 World 11 National Patrick D. McGorry

Patrick D. McGorry

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 153 Citations 83,644 926
387 World 12 National Geoffrey Burnstock

Geoffrey Burnstock

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 152 Citations 93,517 1,182
409 World 13 National Nicholas G. Martin

Nicholas G. Martin

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
D-index 151 Citations 97,639 849
419 World 14 National Louisa Degenhardt

Louisa Degenhardt

Australian Government, Australia
D-index 151 Citations 222,279 781
454 World 15 National David W. Johnson

David W. Johnson

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 148 Citations 91,918 1,580
456 World 16 National Samuel F. Berkovic

Samuel F. Berkovic

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 148 Citations 74,814 632
496 World 17 National John L. Hopper

John L. Hopper

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 146 Citations 90,868 1,007
502 World 18 National Michael Berk

Michael Berk

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 146 Citations 83,612 1,371
523 World 19 National Jie Jin Wang

Jie Jin Wang

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 145 Citations 77,835 838
563 World 21 National Thomas H. Marwick

Thomas H. Marwick

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
D-index 144 Citations 78,349 1,039
565 World 20 National Paul Zimmet

Paul Zimmet

Monash University, Australia
D-index 144 Citations 184,142 817
603 World 22 National John A. Eisman

John A. Eisman

Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
D-index 142 Citations 71,681 507
629 World 23 National Christopher G. Maher

Christopher G. Maher

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 141 Citations 78,014 777
630 World 24 National Adrian Bauman

Adrian Bauman

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 141 Citations 125,524 853
656 World 25 National Anthony F. Jorm

Anthony F. Jorm

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 140 Citations 78,929 657
676 World 26 National Jonathan C. Craig

Jonathan C. Craig

Flinders University, Australia
D-index 140 Citations 102,793 1,029
687 World 27 National Ingrid E. Scheffer

Ingrid E. Scheffer

Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
D-index 139 Citations 78,693 613
691 World 28 National George C. Patton

George C. Patton

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
D-index 139 Citations 129,839 547
730 World 29 National Geoffrey A. Donnan

Geoffrey A. Donnan

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
D-index 138 Citations 77,276 711
779 World 30 National Stephen R. Lord

Stephen R. Lord

Neuroscience Research Australia, Australia
D-index 137 Citations 63,863 596
844 World 31 National Edward C. Holmes

Edward C. Holmes

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 134 Citations 90,565 554
845 World 32 National John F. Thompson

John F. Thompson

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 134 Citations 80,990 1,126
857 World 33 National Simon C. Gandevia

Simon C. Gandevia

Neuroscience Research Australia, Australia
D-index 134 Citations 53,779 589
893 World 34 National Wayne Hall

Wayne Hall

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 133 Citations 90,952 969
909 World 35 National Jonathan E. Shaw

Jonathan E. Shaw

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
D-index 133 Citations 142,524 619
933 World 36 National Michael Horowitz

Michael Horowitz

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 132 Citations 58,627 948
950 World 37 National David S. Celermajer

David S. Celermajer

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
D-index 132 Citations 83,727 829
960 World 38 National David L. Paterson

David L. Paterson

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 131 Citations 92,841 569
1001 World 39 National Paul Glasziou

Paul Glasziou

Bond University, Australia
D-index 130 Citations 132,594 598
1037 World 40 National Helen Christensen

Helen Christensen

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 129 Citations 57,703 490
1067 World 41 National Peter G. Gibson

Peter G. Gibson

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 129 Citations 68,166 786
1098 World 42 National Glenda M. Halliday

Glenda M. Halliday

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 128 Citations 70,614 706
1116 World 43 National Carl J. Lavie

Carl J. Lavie

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 128 Citations 68,282 1,056
1159 World 44 National Lex W. Doyle

Lex W. Doyle

Royal Women's Hospital, Australia
D-index 127 Citations 63,653 688
1187 World 45 National Christos Pantelis

Christos Pantelis

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 126 Citations 58,130 584
1220 World 46 National Hugh R. Taylor

Hugh R. Taylor

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 126 Citations 118,769 708
1255 World 48 National Richard Gray

Richard Gray

La Trobe University, Australia
D-index 125 Citations 107,465 704
1266 World 47 National Stephen M. Davis

Stephen M. Davis

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
D-index 125 Citations 68,329 613
1285 World 49 National Perminder S. Sachdev

Perminder S. Sachdev

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 124 Citations 66,931 769
1358 World 50 National Georgina V. Long

Georgina V. Long

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 123 Citations 84,252 650
1417 World 51 National Richard A. Scolyer

Richard A. Scolyer

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
D-index 122 Citations 54,595 920
1489 World 52 National Peter C. Doherty

Peter C. Doherty

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 121 Citations 55,863 522
1511 World 53 National Rachelle Buchbinder

Rachelle Buchbinder

Monash University, Australia
D-index 121 Citations 122,930 532
1525 World 54 National Harvey Whiteford

Harvey Whiteford

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 121 Citations 174,452 462
1587 World 55 National John F. Seymour

John F. Seymour

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
D-index 120 Citations 61,346 779
1617 World 56 National Peter D. Sly

Peter D. Sly

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 119 Citations 54,303 766
1629 World 58 National Ben Willem J. Mol

Ben Willem J. Mol

Monash University, Australia
D-index 119 Citations 59,810 1,292
1631 World 57 National Gerald F. Watts

Gerald F. Watts

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 119 Citations 58,580 904
1651 World 59 National David Goldstein

David Goldstein

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 118 Citations 72,285 779
1660 World 60 National Gavin Andrews

Gavin Andrews

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 118 Citations 58,033 555
1689 World 63 National Patrick G. Holt

Patrick G. Holt

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 118 Citations 50,012 568
1693 World 61 National Dallas R. English

Dallas R. English

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 118 Citations 51,283 672
1694 World 64 National Mark A. Febbraio

Mark A. Febbraio

Monash University, Australia
D-index 118 Citations 43,772 315
1700 World 62 National Paul W. Hodges

Paul W. Hodges

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 118 Citations 52,681 528
1719 World 65 National Murray D. Esler

Murray D. Esler

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
D-index 118 Citations 55,283 456
1729 World 66 National Jeremy K. Nicholson

Jeremy K. Nicholson

Murdoch University, Australia
D-index 117 Citations 53,946 423
1751 World 67 National Robert U. Newton

Robert U. Newton

Edith Cowan University, Australia
D-index 117 Citations 51,166 700
1767 World 68 National Philip B. Mitchell

Philip B. Mitchell

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 117 Citations 96,538 567
1829 World 69 National Robert J. Norman

Robert J. Norman

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 116 Citations 54,021 480
1894 World 70 National Peter R. Schofield

Peter R. Schofield

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 115 Citations 53,078 581
1908 World 71 National John B. Furness

John B. Furness

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
D-index 115 Citations 42,157 516
1940 World 72 National John M. Kaldor

John M. Kaldor

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 115 Citations 42,786 756
1950 World 73 National Robert G. Cumming

Robert G. Cumming

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 115 Citations 51,669 499
2058 World 74 National Ashley I. Bush

Ashley I. Bush

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
D-index 113 Citations 62,036 428
2068 World 75 National Jamie Rossjohn

Jamie Rossjohn

Monash University, Australia
D-index 113 Citations 42,283 533
2094 World 76 National Ralph N. Martins

Ralph N. Martins

Edith Cowan University, Australia
D-index 113 Citations 46,447 649
2142 World 77 National Nikolai Bogduk

Nikolai Bogduk

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 113 Citations 40,591 294
2214 World 78 National Ian B. Hickie

Ian B. Hickie

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 112 Citations 53,805 732
2219 World 80 National Henry Brodaty

Henry Brodaty

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 112 Citations 54,802 685
2222 World 81 National Phyllis Butow

Phyllis Butow

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 112 Citations 45,245 666
2226 World 79 National Adèle C. Green

Adèle C. Green

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
D-index 112 Citations 44,682 715
2269 World 82 National Kim L. Bennell

Kim L. Bennell

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 112 Citations 41,658 564
2281 World 83 National Peter Davies

Peter Davies

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 111 Citations 58,113 565
2342 World 84 National David J. Handelsman

David J. Handelsman

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 111 Citations 36,950 581
2381 World 85 National Peter J. Anderson

Peter J. Anderson

Monash University, Australia
D-index 110 Citations 41,261 682
2490 World 86 National Henry Krum

Henry Krum

Monash University, Australia
D-index 110 Citations 52,879 602
2494 World 87 National Colin L. Masters

Colin L. Masters

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 109 Citations 41,940 441
2511 World 88 National Tuan V. Nguyen

Tuan V. Nguyen

Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
D-index 109 Citations 47,958 458
2515 World 89 National John B. Carlin

John B. Carlin

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 109 Citations 49,720 436
2615 World 90 National Stuart G. Tangye

Stuart G. Tangye

Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
D-index 108 Citations 37,322 312
2631 World 91 National Declan G. Murphy

Declan G. Murphy

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
D-index 108 Citations 43,128 750
2685 World 92 National Ego Seeman

Ego Seeman

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 108 Citations 55,329 382
2688 World 93 National Prashanthan Sanders

Prashanthan Sanders

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 108 Citations 46,776 623
2743 World 94 National John A. Hawley

John A. Hawley

Australian Catholic University, Australia
D-index 107 Citations 36,513 337
2770 World 95 National David W. Dunstan

David W. Dunstan

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
D-index 107 Citations 54,316 425
2778 World 96 National Gregory J. Dore

Gregory J. Dore

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 107 Citations 41,378 554
2803 World 97 National Bret H. Goodpaster

Bret H. Goodpaster

Translational Research Institute, Australia
D-index 107 Citations 49,990 268
2837 World 98 National Melissa C. Southey

Melissa C. Southey

Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
D-index 106 Citations 51,116 623
2929 World 99 National Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey

Monash University, Australia
D-index 106 Citations 43,064 578
2961 World 100 National Richard F. Kefford

Richard F. Kefford

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 105 Citations 52,345 432

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