about us

The Mendel Institute

The Mendel Institute is a medical practice which specialises in genetic and inherited diseases. We care for people with, or who are concerned about having, a personal or family history of a genetic condition.

The Institute is named after Gregor Mendel, a 19th century monk who was the first person to describe the fundamental laws of genetic inheritance by observing the propagation of pea plants.

About A/Prof Michael Gabbett MBBS MMedSc MHM FRACP AFRACMA

Associate Professor Michael Gabbett is one of Australia’s leading clinical geneticists. He sees patients from all backgrounds and age groups, but has a special interest in prenatal and paediatric genetic medicine.

After training in paediatric medicine in Brisbane, Dr Gabbett moved to Sydney where he worked at The Children’s Hospital Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, learning genetic medicine from some of Australia’s foremost genetic specialists. He returned to Brisbane to undertake a fellowship at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience before taking up a staff specialist position at Genetic Health Queensland, where he worked for over a decade. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) then retained Dr Gabbett to run their postgraduate degrees in Diagnostic Genomics. He is now a Chief Investigator with QUT’s Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health where he is studying the role of genomics in newborn screening.

Associate Professor Gabbett is a Past President of the Australasian Association of Clinical Geneticists and currently serves on the Council Executive of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia as Treasurer. He is a well-regarded educator, having taught genetics at multiple courses for junior doctors, general practitioners and nurses. For the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, he served on the Advanced Training Committee for Clinical Genetics for over ten years and he currently sits on the Curriculum Advisory Group for the College. Besides his appointment at QUT, he is an Associate Professor with the School of Medicine at Griffith University and a Senior Lecture at the University of Queensland.

Dr Michael Gabbett - The Mendel Institute
Dr Michael Gabbett - The Mendel Institute

our mission

To provide the best genetic health through clinical expertise and education.

our affiliations

We strive to maintain strong connections with the following establishments:

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19 Longland St Newstead
Qld 4006

Gold Coast

Suite 11
Gold Coast Private
Hospital 14 Hill St
Southport Qld 4215


07 3193 7780



19 Longland Street, NEWSTEAD QLD 4006

Suite 11, Gold Coast Private Hospital, 14 Hill St
Southport Qld 4215