Prof Tony Broe completed a BA in (1956), an MBBS (1962) at Sydney University and the MRACP in General Medicine in 1966. He trained in Geriatric Medicine and Neurology at RNSH and RPAH in Sydney, the University of Glasgow and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
From 1975 he was senior lecturer in medicine and head of the University Clinical School and the Department of Neurosciences at Lidcombe Hospital. From 1985 to 1999 he was Prof of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Sydney where he set up the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CERA) at Concord Hospital. From 1985 to 2003 he has had continuous NHMRC funding to carry out research in brain injury, neuroepidemiology, brain ageing, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and vascular brain disorders and has published extensively in all of these areas.