Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Masada Private Hospital
Dr Berwertz is a passionate about her patients and is focused to delivered best tailored care. Her individual approach includes collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to empower patients to change a life of suffering to a life of coping successfully with chronic condition. Martyna fully understands the impact of chronic pain on individual's life and is proud to be able to actively support patients in their journey. She seeks to understand patients and their pain as not only an isolated physical symptom but as ongoing process that affects both emotional and psychological aspects. Dr Berwertz will investigate, diagnose, and treat pain based on the available clinical evidence and her expertise.
Masada Private Hospital, The Avenue Hospital, Victorian Day Procedure Centre, Warringal Private Hospital
Pain Medicine, General Medicine
Ashley is a consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist who is focused
on achieving high quality patient centred care. He has a special interest in
the management of bowel cancer screening and chronic liver disease and
in particular the relationship between metabolic syndrome and fatty liver
Ear Nose and Throat
Michael is a personable and proficient Gastroenterologist who provides
excellence in all facets of Gastroenterology and general endoscopy.
Michael is passionate about helping people reach their best health
potential, and is happy to see patients urgently. Michael can be contacted
directly by health practitioners to discuss patient needs.
Dr Alan Breidahl is a specialist in post-traumatic and cleft lip-associated Rhinoplasty and has over 20 years clinical experience in all areas of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, including skin cancer, hand surgery, facial trauma and reconstruction, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, blephoroplasty, face lift, breast augmentation and reduction, liposuction and abdominoplasty procedures.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Patrick Briggs is an internationally trained, Specialist Plastic Surgeon with
over 20 years’ experience. Dr Briggs began his general surgery training in
London and undertook further training in Plastic Surgery in the USA and
Ireland. In 1991 he passed the Intercollegiate Board Examination in Plastic
Surgery as administrated by the four Royal Colleges of Surgeons. After
graduating as a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Briggs worked in
the Middle East during the war where he gained invaluable experience and
provided lifesaving treatment to those who had suffered severe burns and
Following this, Dr Briggs practised as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Harley
Street, London a location known for being the epicentre of superior medical
experience and standard.
After 6 year
Dr. Frank Buchanan is a Melbourne based specialist anaesthetist, with expertise in interventional pain techniques and medical acupuncture. After graduating in medicine from Monash University, Frank undertook anaesthesia training at The Alfred Hospital. Since gaining his Fellowship from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA), he has been involved in both public and private practice, specialising in orthopaedic and gynaecological surgery and the management of many chronic pain syndromes including pelvic pain. Frank has recently taken up the position as Pain Fellow in Pain Medicine at Pain Specialists Australia.
The Avenue Hospital, Masada Private Hospital, Victorian Day Procedure Centre, Warringal Private Hospital
Pain Specialists Australia, Co-Founder and Medical Director and Dr Nick Christelis holds two specialist medical qualification in pain medicine: from the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London (UK).
Nick has over 15years of experience and practices full-time within the field of pain medicine. He is an interventional pain specialist combining the full multidisciplinary team approach with advanced pain interventional techniques like nerve and joint blocks, epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, pulsed radiofrequency, spinal cord stimulation and other advanced neuromodulation techniques.
Pain Medicine, Anaesthetics
The Avenue Hospital, Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital, Masada Private Hospital, Victorian Day Procedure Centre, Warringal Private Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb, Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedics
Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and General Surgeon, Endoscopist
General Surgery, Bariatric - Obesity Surgery, Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery
Masada Private Hospital, The Avenue Hospital
The Avenue Hospital, Masada Private Hospital
Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery
General Surgery, Endocrine Surgery
Masada Private Hospital, Shepparton Private Hospital
Fertility - IVF, Gynaecology
Dr Lewinsohn is a Pain Specialist physician completing his undergraduate and post-graduate training at the world-renowned Barts and Royal London Medical and Anaesthesia Schools.
He practiced as a pain specialist and anaesthetist at Barts and Royal London Medical and Anaesthesia Schools in London. During this time, he was appointed as the clinical lead in pain services at Whipps Cross Hospital.
Dr Lewinsohn has now emigrated to Australia and joined the team at Pain Specialists Australia to work full time as a chronic pain specialist physician.
Dr Michelle Loh is a specialist Rehabilitation Physician with great experience in orthopaedic/multi-trauma/musculoskeletal rehabilitation and also has an interest in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions including stroke and acquired brain injury.
Michelle graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 after completing her post-graduate medical degree and in 2016 she achieved specialist recognition as a Rehabilitation Physician with the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM).
Dr Zelda Pick is an Ophthalmologist and subspecialist Oculoplastic surgeon. She specialises in eyelid surgery for cancers and malposition, lacrimal (tear duct) surgery and treatment of orbital (eye socket) conditions. She also manages general eye problems such as cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb, Orthopaedics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Hand Surgery
Dr Justin Sherwin is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist. He manages glaucoma using medical, laser and surgical approaches including minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Justin also has extensive experience in cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, managing macular degeneration, and treating general ophthalmology problems.
Dr Michael Shiu is an Opthalmologist specialising in the treatment of general eye disease including Cataract Surgery, Laser Refractive Surgery and Macular Degeneration. He also is extensively trained in the medical, laser and surgical management of Glaucoma.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
At The Bayside Rehabilitation Centre Dr Tuminello will be providing rehabilitation services for patients' recovering from surgery, acute injury or disease states that require rehabilitation.
Bariatric - Obesity Surgery, Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery
After completing her preclinical degree at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, Clara returned to the Asia Pacific region and completed her specialist training in anaesthesiology. She then obtained fellowships in Pain Medicine in both Australia and Hong Kong. She is the supervisor of pain training (SOT) at Pain Specialists Australia.
With more than a decade's experience in managing patients with pain, Clara is also an avid teacher and examiner for the Board of Pain Medicine in Hong Kong.
Having relocated to Melbourne, Clara is also an anaesthetics consultant in Box Hill Hospital, where she is experienced in managing patients with acute post-operative pain.