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​​Arthritis and Rheumatology Centre

Dr Michelle Papandony


Consultant Rheumatologist

The Alfred Hospital
St Vincent’s Hospital
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital


Dr Michelle Papandony is a senior specialist at three tertiary hospitals including the Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.


Dr Michelle Papandony has published several research papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals, which have been presented at international conferences. She has been a contributing author to medical textbooks, authoring chapters relating to rheumatological conditions. 


Dr Michelle Papandony obtained her medical degree at Monash University, finishing with honours. She obtained a scholarship to attend Oxford University in England for her medical elective. She subsequently completed her Rheumatology training at The Alfred Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.


Dr Michelle Papandony has interests in many key areas of rheumatology including inflammatory joint disease, connective tissue disease, vasculitis, osteoarthritis and gout. She sees patients with mechanical and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain. She is experienced in the use of rheumatology medications, including disease modifying agents and biological agents.


Dr Michelle Papandony’s main goal is ensuring that you understand your medical condition and the treatment options available to you. In partnership with you, she will develop a plan that is about your quality of life.



1.Papandony M.C, Chou L, Lasserre K, Cicuttini F.M, Wang Y, Seneviwickrama K.L, Teichtahl A.J1, Briggs A.M, Wluka, A.E. A systematic review of consumer perceived health service needs related to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Vol 25 (7) 1010-1025

2.Papandony M.C, Van Langenberg D. R, Gibson P. R. Sleep and physical activity measured by accelerometry in Crohn’s disease. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Vol 41 (10) 991-1004

3.Chou L, Ellis L, Papandony M.C, Lasserre K, Cicuttini F.M, Wang Y, Seneviwickrama K.L, Teichtahl A.J1, Briggs A.M, Wluka, A.E. A systematic review of patients’ perceived needs of osteoarthritis health information. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 16;13(4):e0195489.

4.Wluka A, Cicuttini F, Fairley J, Dawson L, Papandony M, Hussain S. Is Abnormal Glucose Tolerance or Diabets a Risk Factor for Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis? A Systematic Review. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol 48 (2)

5.Papandony M.C, Brady S, Aw TJ. Diagnostic Dilemma – Vasculitis or Fibromuscular Dysplasia? Medical Journal of Australia, Vol 202 (2) 100-101

7. Papandony M.C, Stark R, Wessingleigh R. Uhthoff’s Phenomenon in Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome.Internal Medicine Journal, Vol 44, (11) 1144- 1145

8.Papandony M.C, Anderson SJ. A Progressive Rash: a case study on mycosis fungoides. Australian Family Physician, Vol 41, (8) 604 - 606  

9. Wluka A.E, Chou L, Briggs AM, Cicuttini FM. MOVE muscle, bone & joint health. Melbourne. Understanding the needs of consumers with musculoskeletal conditions: Consumers’ perceived needs of health information, health services and other non-medical services. A systematic scoping review.

Acknowledgement Papandony M: Performed the systematic review and analysis of data on patient perceived health service needs in osteoarthritis.

10. Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine, 5th Edition (In Press). Chapters: Rheumatologic Emergencies, Monoarthritis and PolyarthritisType your paragraph here.