Associate Professor Samantha Hocking
Associate Professor Samantha Hocking is an Endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Clinical Academic at the University of Sydney.
Samantha graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1999. She undertook her training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In 2005 she became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (Endocrinology) and completed a Masters degree in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). Samantha joined the Diabetes Research Program at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in 2005 to undertake her PhD during which she investigated the metabolic differences between visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue depots, and how accumulation of the former is related to insulin resistance.
In 2017 Samantha returned to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney as a clinician and researcher. Samantha’s main research interest is precision medicine – exploring how personalized medicine can both predict, prevent and improve the management of metabolic disease, particularly diabetes. In addition, she is working with fellow researchers at The Boden Institute and the CPC-RPA Clinic on projects in obesity, bariatric surgery, metabolic syndrome and diabetes and liver disease.