Dr Paul Eliadis AM

Dr Paul Eliadis is a leading clinical haematologist and oncologist, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, from whom both the University and the people of Queensland have benefited significantly.

After graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1977 and a Bachelor of Science in 1978, Dr Eliadis began his more than 40-year career in clinical haematology and oncology.  

In 1988, he co-founded The Wesley Clinic for Haematology and Oncology, now known as Icon Cancer Centre Wesley. In the decades since, it has become the largest and most progressive provider of haematology and oncology day services in Australia.

Dr Eliadis continues to practice today and also serves as principal investigator and sub-investigator for clinical trials related to malignant disease.

Alongside his commitment to providing quality healthcare services to the community, Dr Eliadis bears an enduring passion for the arts, ancient history and the classics – a passion he has generously supported at The University of Queensland.

In 2013, Dr Eliadis provided a transformative gift to establish the Paul Eliadis Chair in Classics and Ancient History at UQ, revitalising study of the ancient Mediterranean at the University with robust leadership across teaching, learning and research. The Chair is only the third of its kind in Australia, and with Dr Eliadis’ generosity, the University has emerged as one of Australia’s leaders in the field, offering the most comprehensive classical education in Queensland.

At the University, Dr Eliadis has also generously donated his time and expertise as President of the Friends of Antiquity, as a Senior Lecturer of Medicine, and as a board member for UQ’s historic Not If, When  - the Campaign to Create Change. Outside of UQ, he serves as an Adjunct Professor in Medicine at Bond University, as patron of the Queensland Art Gallery, and has served on the Commissioner’s Council for the Venice Biennale. He has also donated large collections of artworks and culturally significant objects to various public institutions in Queensland.

In 2015, Dr Eliadis was recognised by the Greek Government with an honoris causa award for his promotion of Hellenism in Australia. In 2019, he received the UQ Alumnus of the Year award, and in 2020, was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service both to the medical profession and to charitable initiatives.

Awards

Doctor of Letters honoris causa
2021

Qualifications

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
1977
Bachelor of Science
1978