Professor Mark Walterfang

Psychiatrist / Neuropsychiatrist

Richmond VIC & Telehealth

Provider Number: 2113334B


Professor Mark Walterfang is both a clinician researcher in clinical neuropsychiatry and has worked in specialist neuropsychiatry for more than twenty years. He has an extremely broad and deep skill-set and knowledge base in clinical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry, and brings to medicolegal work a comprehensive expertise across multiple domains.

Professor Walterfang graduated in medicine from University of Queensland with honours in 1993 and completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2000, completing his final year as Neuropsychiatry Registrar at the Royal Melbourne Hospital after completing much of his training at the Princess Alexandra, Mater, and Royal Brisbane Hospitals.

An expert in cognition, Professor Walterfang has developed significant expertise in the neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s disease. He has significant expertise in managing patients in short- and long-term rehabilitation settings, particularly those with multiple orthopaedic traumas from motor vehicle accidents, and patients in neurological, cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation with co-morbid psychiatric conditions.

Still in clinical practice, Professor Walterfang has a strong interest in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and long-term psychotherapeutic treatment, including survivors of childhood trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition to ongoing psychotherapeutic work, he continues to manage complex PTSD, motor vehicle accident multi-trauma, chronic pain, dementia, somatoform disorders and neurological disorders.

He is a long-standing member of the Section of Neuropsychiatry, and an accredited member of the Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He is a Member of the American Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and the British Neuropsychiatric Association. Professor Walterfang completed his PhD in the shape analysis of the corpus callosum in schizophrenia and related major psychiatric illness where he was awarded both the Dean of Medicine’s Prize and the Vice Chancellor’s prize for PhD thesis excellence.

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Criminal Law
  • Institutional Child Abuse – nonsexual
  • Institutional Child Abuse – sexual
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Fitness For Duty
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection
  • Medical Negligence
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Seafarers
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Testamentary Capacity


Criminal Law
Medical Negligence
Workers Comp Treatment
Workers Comp Assessment
Motor Vehicle Assessment
Life Insurance
Medicolegal Workers Comp
Workers Comp
Fitness for Duty Assessments

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