Dr Mark Montebello

Clinical Senior lecturer
Northern Clinical School

Telephone (02)94629199
Fax (02)94392973


Biographical details

Dr Mark Montebello is the Clinical Director and Senior Staff Specialist in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry, at Drug and Alcohol Services, Northern Sydney Local Health District. He is the Accredited Medical Practitioner for the Royal North Shore Hospital Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Unit, Member of the Advisory Board of the Australian, New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney.

Research interests

Current projects

Since December 2018: Principal Investigator - Defining the clinical role of topiramate in the treatment of alcohol dependence in Australia

Since July 2016: Associate Investigator - REACH-C - Real world Efficacy of Antiviral therapy in Chronic Hepatitis C (Kirby Institute sponsored).

Since January 2014: Associate Investigator - An RCT of cannabinoid replacement therapy (Sativex®) for the management of treatment-resistant cannabis dependent patients. NH&MRC funded.

Since January 2014: Associate Investigator - Randomised double blind placebo controlled study of lisdexamphetamine for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence. NH&MRC funded ($1,300,000).

Since June 2013: Associate Investigator - A pilot randomised controlled trial of oral varenicline versus oral naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence. MHDAO research grant ($70,000).

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