Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Infectious diseases physician, Telehealth Clinical Lead and Deputy Medical Information Officer

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu MBBS (Hons); BA/BSc; MPH; FRACP; GAICD is an infectious diseases physician and Top 10 Australian Chief Information Officer. As a current Executive MBA candidate at the University of Sydney Business School, she takes a keen interest in social justice and has received national award recognition for her contribution to refugee health and telemedicine initiatives.

A self-confessed health tech nerd, her desire to apply technical solutions to health problems arose from her experiences of health inequality in her birth country Zimbabwe and working in rural and regional Australia.

Recent career achievements include the successful establishment of the RMH telemedicine service, winning the Women's Agenda emerging healthcare leaders award and winning the Victorian Department of Health award for excellence in culturally and linguistically diverse care.

Kudzai's current research undertakings are in the areas of telehealth and virtual care models for COVID-19.

Outside of work Kudzai enjoys a number of eclectic pursuits. As the reigning Kensington Primary School parents' dance off champion, she is equally comfortable in the forward pocket doing goal kicking practice with her kids as she is fronting an academic conference keynote.