Alain Lavoipierre graduated from the University of Melbourne, winning the Dean’s Prize at the St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School in his final year. He went on to train in Radiology at St Vincent’s and then completed visiting fellowships at UCSF in San Francisco.
After being appointed as Deputy Director of Radiology at St Vincent’s, Alain was recruited to be Director of CT and Ultrasound at Cabrini Hospital, Malvern, during which time he was also Director of Radiology at Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, a sessional position. He was joint head of the Men’s Reproductive Health Research Unit at Cabrini Hospital, taught widely at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and held positions as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Melbourne Medical School and Senior Lecturer at the Monash University Medical Faculty. He later became Director of Radiology at Mercy Private Hospital, and then at MDI Radiology. Recently, he spent almost four years as Director of Radiology at Epworth Freemasons Hospital, before joining Lake Imaging
He has won several awards and prizes during his career, including the Philips Prize of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. He helped pioneer several new techniques in imaging, served on numerous committees, and is author or co-author of 50 original articles, abstracts, book chapters and guides to Medical Imaging, has presented 38 original scientific papers in Australia and overseas, and has delivered 110 lectures locally and internationally. He was recently awarded Life Membership of the RANZCR. He has been a reviewer for several Medical Imaging journals and currently serves on the Editorial Board of European Radiology. He is a member of some 12 professional societies.
In addition, he is licensed as a specialist in Nuclear Medicine.