Research Institutions

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney works in partnership with several research institutes, where many of our specialists are actively involved in clinical research. 


The Kinghorn Cancer Centre focuses on the translation of cancer research findings into new diagnostic, prognostic and treatment options, with an emphasis on breast, prostate, gastrointestinal (pancreatic and colorectal) and haematological cancers. Their research aims to produce outcomes that are targeted, effective and suitable for integration into larger nationwide cancer treatment services.


Research at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute covers all forms of heart disease, with a particular focus on those that affect the heart’s muscle tissue.  Research programs address issues including heart development and congenital heart disease, inherited heart diseases, the potential application of adult stem cell technologies in cardiovascular care and how heart function is regulated in response to stresses like high blood pressure and ageing.


Research at Garvan is focused upon understanding the role of genes and molecular and cellular processes in health and disease as the basis for developing future preventions, treatments and cures.

For over 50 years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved by Garvan scientists in the understanding and treatment of diseases such as:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, hearing loss, mental illnesses and eating disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Immunological diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Sjogren’s syndrome