Dr Nadia Chaves

Nadia is an infectious diseases physician. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) and Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) in 1999, and qualified as an infectious diseases specialist in 2010.

Nadia has worked in a diverse range of clinical environments, including Indigenous health, refugee and asylum seeker health, community health and public hospitals.

Nadia has a special interest in providing care for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. She looks after people with conditions like latent tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C, and schistosomiasis. She also provides a fibroscan service.

Nadia loves learning people’s stories and helping them to be engaged and empowered in managing their own health, according to their needs, values and preferences.

Nadia does regular ward service in general medicine at the Alfred Hospital and also works in Ambulatory care at Peter Mac. She also provides advice about culturally responsive, person-centred care and guidelines.

She has been the recipient of an NHMRC Fellowship for translating research into practice and was also a Victorian Refugee Health Fellow, coordinating the revision of national guidelines for health assessment for people of refugee and asylum seeker background in Australia. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


Nadia is available for consultations on Fridays at the Kensington clinic.

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cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, inner-north and inner-west, and the east coast of Tasmania.

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