A/Prof Alberta Hoi is a consultant rheumatologist with expertise in autoimmune diseases. She is the founder of the boutique private practice at Eastern Rheumatology and works as a senior consultant at Monash Health and Austin Health.
Graduating from The University of Melbourne in 1996, A/Prof Alberta Hoi undertook her internal medicine and rheumatology training at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, and Monash Medical Centre. She was awarded her fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2003. She pursued further experience in basic science research and completed her PhD in immunology from Monash University, studying the cytokine macrophage inhibitory factor in lupus pathogenesis using a murine model. She has spent some time at the Early Arthritis Clinic in Royal Adelaide Hospital, before returning to Melbourne in 2008
Alberta currently holds clinical appointments at Monash Health and Austin Hospital. She is the head of Monash Lupus Clinic and Austin Autoimmune Clinic. She has developed a reputation for managing complex patients with autoimmune conditions, including pregnant women with delicate maternal-fetal consideration.
Her approach to patients is holistic and nurturing. She strives to provide them with support and knowledge, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome. She has a special interest in caring for young patients with juvenile-onset rheumatological conditions going through transition care.
In addition to her experience in clinical practice, Alberta is an active researcher in the field of systemic lupus erythematosus and other areas of rheumatology. She is an associate professor at the Department of Medicine at Monash University School of Clinical Science at Monash. Her most recent list of publications can be found here.
Alberta has many years of experience in mentoring and educating junior rheumatologists and physician trainees, as well as supervising PhD students. She is serving as the current federal treasurer of the Australia Rheumatology Association and has previously served as the Victorian branch executive between 2015-2020.
She speaks fluent Cantonese and has a working knowledge of Mandarin. At times when Alberta is not busy with patient care, research, and teaching, she enjoys art and cooking for her family.