Associate Professor Eugen Molodysky

MB, BS, Dip Obst, Dip Ac, PhD, OAM
Clinical Associate Professor
Preventive and Primary Health Care Medicine
Visiting Medical Specialist, SVPH
Foundation Chair, GP Synergy
Former Chair, ESDGP
Foundation Director, ESML
Former President, ACNEM
Former Member, Medical Board of NSW.


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Biographical details

A/Professor Eugen Molodysky is a practising clinician, teacher and researcher specialising in preventive and primary health care medicine. A/Professor Molodysky is recognised for his leadership to the profession and community engagement. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney (MB, BS, PhD).

Research interests

In 1982, during the first days of AIDS, A/Professor Molodysky was one of the first to identify patients infected with HIV when no specific testing was available, by using the Cell Mediated Immunity (CMI) test.

A/Professor Molodysky established Australia's first HIV clinic, the Eastside Medical Centre, in Paddington. He also founded one of Australia's first methadone clinics, at the United Gardens Private Hospital in Summer Hill.

In 2000, his original HPV research thesis (PhD) foreshadowed the clinical utility of HPV testing. More than a decade later, HPV testing has become the primary Medicare funded screening tool for cervical cancer in Australia.

In 2008, A/Professor Molodysky was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to medical education, through clinical teaching, curriculum and professional development, and research into cervical cancer.

In 2016, A/Professor Molodysky published the first edition of the nutritional medicine-based Primary Care Fellowship Curriculum. This seminal document established a platform from which to launch formally, the education and training of primary care physicians in the delivery of preventive medicine in day-to-day clinical practice.

Teaching and supervision

From 1987 to 1996, A/Professor Molodysky assisted Professor Charles Bridges-Webb in the development of problem-based-learning which in 1997 became a teaching cornerstone of the new graduate medical program (USyd).

In 2003, A/Professor Molodysky introduced the first Clinical Teachers Training Strategic Plan and Program at the Central Clinical School (USyd)), to provide formal teacher training to eminent medical practitioners involved in teaching medical students.

Today, and following a series of publications with wide dissemination, the Clincal Teacher Training is provided at:-

1) the Undergraduate Teaching level at the University of Sydney, to medical students
2) the Vocational Training level at GP Synergy, to GP Registrars
3) the Continuing Professional Development level, to practising clinicians

This early innovation of vertical integration of medical education, was recognised as part of the Order of Australia Medal he received in 2008.

Current projects

A/Professor Molodysky's translational research interests include:

  • Circulating Tumour Cells
  • Cancers of Unknown Origin
  • Cervical Cancer & HPV
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Clinical Teaching Training

Associations

In 2006, A/Professor Molodysky was nominated by the Community Relations Commissoner of NSW to the Medical Board of NSW, on which he served until 2009.

In 2007, A/Professor Molodysky was invited to head the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Taskforce Medical Team on behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister of Australia.

In 2012, A/Professor Molodysky was invited to head, which he did as President until 2016, the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).

Awards and honours

2008 Order of Australia Medal1

2015 ACNEM Braham Rabinov Award

In the media

The Genius Adding Years to A Body I Did My Best to Destroy, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 May 2015.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hunter, J., Kotsirilos, V., Ewer, T., Molodysky, E. (2016). Supporting Integrative Medicine research through an Australasian practice-based research network. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 3(2), 45-49. [More Information]
  • Hunter, J., Wardle, J., Vicki Kotsirilos, A., Molodysky, E., Ewer, T. (2016). The case for establishing an Australasian integrative medicine practice-based research network. Australian Family Physician, 45(12), 925-927.
  • Molodysky, E., Liu, S., Huang, S., Hsu, G. (2013). Penile vascular surgery for treating erectile dysfunction: Current role and future direction. Arab Journal of Urology, 11(3), 254-266. [More Information]
  • Hsu, G., Molodysky, E., Liu, S., Chang, H., Hsieh, C., Hsu, M. (2013). Reconstructive surgery for idealising penile shape and restoring erectile function in patients with penile dysmorphology and erectile dysfunction. Arab Journal of Urology, 11(4), 375-383. [More Information]
  • Hsu, G., Hung, Y., Tsai, M., Chang, H., Liu, S., Molodysky, E., Hsu, M. (2013). The venous drainage of the corpora cavernosa in the human penis. Arab Journal of Urology, 11(4), 384-391. [More Information]
  • Hsu, G., Hung, Y., Tsai, M., Chang, H., Liu, S., Molodysky, E., Hsu, M. (2013). The venous drainage of the corpora cavernosa in the human penis. Arab Journal of Urology, 11(4), 384-391. [More Information]
  • Hsu, G., Hung, Y., Tsai, M., Hsieh, C., Chen, H., Molodysky, E., Huynh, C., Yu, H. (2012). Penile Veins Are the Principal Component in Erectile Rigidity: A Study of Penile Venous Stripping on Defrosted Human Cadavers. Journal Of Andrology, 33(6), 1176-1185. [More Information]
  • Molodysky, E., Bunker, J., Lee, C., Sekelja, N. (2006). Clinical teaching and clinical teacher training - GPs' attitudes and involvement. Australian Family Physician, 35(12), 1006-1006. [More Information]
  • Molodysky, E., Sekelja, N., Lee, C. (2006). Identifying and training effective clinical teachers--new directions in clinical teacher training. Australian Family Physician, 35(1-2), 53-55. [More Information]

2016

  • Hunter, J., Kotsirilos, V., Ewer, T., Molodysky, E. (2016). Supporting Integrative Medicine research through an Australasian practice-based research network. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 3(2), 45-49. [More Information]
  • Hunter, J., Wardle, J., Vicki Kotsirilos, A., Molodysky, E., Ewer, T. (2016). The case for establishing an Australasian integrative medicine practice-based research network. Australian Family Physician, 45(12), 925-927.

2013

  • Molodysky, E., Liu, S., Huang, S., Hsu, G. (2013). Penile vascular surgery for treating erectile dysfunction: Current role and future direction. Arab Journal of Urology, 11(3), 254-266. [More Information]
  • Hsu, G., Molodysky, E., Liu, S., Chang, H., Hsieh, C., Hsu, M. (2013). Reconstructive surgery for idealising penile shape and restoring erectile function in patients with penile dysmorphology and erectile dysfunction. Arab Journal of Urology, 11(4), 375-383. [More Information]
  • Hsu, G., Hung, Y., Tsai, M., Chang, H., Liu, S., Molodysky, E., Hsu, M. (2013). The venous drainage of the corpora cavernosa in the human penis. Arab Journal of Urology, 11(4), 384-391. [More Information]
  • Hsu, G., Hung, Y., Tsai, M., Chang, H., Liu, S., Molodysky, E., Hsu, M. (2013). The venous drainage of the corpora cavernosa in the human penis. Arab Journal of Urology, 11(4), 384-391. [More Information]

2012

  • Hsu, G., Hung, Y., Tsai, M., Hsieh, C., Chen, H., Molodysky, E., Huynh, C., Yu, H. (2012). Penile Veins Are the Principal Component in Erectile Rigidity: A Study of Penile Venous Stripping on Defrosted Human Cadavers. Journal Of Andrology, 33(6), 1176-1185. [More Information]

2006

  • Molodysky, E., Bunker, J., Lee, C., Sekelja, N. (2006). Clinical teaching and clinical teacher training - GPs' attitudes and involvement. Australian Family Physician, 35(12), 1006-1006. [More Information]
  • Molodysky, E., Sekelja, N., Lee, C. (2006). Identifying and training effective clinical teachers--new directions in clinical teacher training. Australian Family Physician, 35(1-2), 53-55. [More Information]

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