Dr George Kong is a Cataract surgeon, comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma subspecialist with particular interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is an expert in routine and complex cataract operations as well as minimally invasive glaucoma operations.
The Avenue Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery - Spinal Surgery
Fertility - IVF, Gynaecology
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee
Glenferrie Private Hospital, The Avenue Hospital
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Paediatric
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedics
The Avenue Hospital, Glenferrie Private Hospital
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb
Bariatric - Obesity Surgery, General Surgery, Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery
Dental Surgery, Oral Surgery
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
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Knee
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Bariatric - Obesity Surgery, General Surgery
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
Ear Nose and Throat
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb, Orthopaedics
Dr Rajiv Chawla is a compassionate pain specialist with a wide range of clinical expertise and more than 10 years of specialist experience.
Dr Chawla completed his specialist medical training in the UK where he underwent comprehensive pain training in the at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool obtaining a in Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK (FFPMRCA). He has also achieved a dual anaesthetic fellowship from London and Dublin.
He practiced as a full-time Pain Specialist at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool, U.K, where he also established the Pelvic Pain Clinic, which he ran for 10 years, before moving to Australia to join Pain Specialists Australia full-time.
The Avenue Hospital, Victorian Day Procedure Centre, Warringal Private Hospital
General Surgery, Bariatric - Obesity Surgery
General Medicine, Nephrology
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
Dr Annie Chu is a Specialist in both Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics.
With more than 16 years of experience practicing in the field pain of pain management, Dr Chu is considered a leader in this field of medicine, where she now practices full-time at Pain Specialists Australia.
She graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and trained in Clinical Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Hong Kong before becoming a Fellow of both the Faculty of Pain Medicine and Faculty of Anaesthesiologists in Hong Kong in 2015 and 2005 respectively. She also became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2006.
General Surgery, Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery
Iswadi is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-specialty
interest in soft tissue knee injury, meniscal transplants, hip and knee
replacement as well as trauma. Iswadi aims to provide my patients with the
best possible care whilst involving them in the decision making process every
step of the way. Iswadi treats both adults and children.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Knee
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb, Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb, Orthopaedics
Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery
Dr Sasha Fehily is a gastroenterologist and clinician researcher working
at St Vincent’s Hospital and undertaking a PhD through the University
of Melbourne. Her research involves examining the human microbiome
and she is currently leading a trial evaluating faecal transplant in Crohn’s
Emma is a Gastroenterologist who provides holistic and patient-centred care for a range of gastrointestinal conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease,coeliac disease and functional gut disorders such as irritable bowel
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
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle
Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery
Dr Ilana Gory is a Melbourne based gastroenterologist and hepatologist
who combines public practice at The Alfred Hospital with a private practice
in Armadale. She is a Director and Founder of Gastroenterology Specialists
Melbourne - a private practice offering complete and intelligent care for
patients with gastrointestinal complaints using a collaborative approach
(including onsite medical, dietary, psychological, pathology and imaging
services - ie fibroscan, intestinal ultrasound). Ilana has a broad range of
interests in the field of gastroenterology
Dr Bronte Holt is an interventional gastroenterologist who specialises in the
endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal and
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb, Orthopaedics
Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology
Mr Keith is an Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle and Trauma Surgeon with
sub-specialty interest in ankle ligament reconstruction and ankle
Mr Keith is a member of the Australian, British, American as well as the
European Foot and Ankle Societies and maintains an active interest in the
latest developments in foot and ankle surgery and treatment techniques.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Paediatric
With nearly 20 years of experience in psychiatry, encompassing work in both the public and private sectors, Basanth brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at Pain Specialists Australia.
Basanth has a special interest in managing patients with co-occurring substance use and other mental health disorders as well as chronic pain. He is passionate about providing integrated care under one roof to patients with complex problems. He values input from psychologists and other allied health clinicians and works closely with them. This collective approach has become an essential part of the service Pain Specialists Australia provides and is valued by patients and staff.
Psychiatry - Psychotherapy
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.
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee
The Avenue Private Hospital would like to introduce Edward Nguyen
who is an Australian and New Zealand trained and registered Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He enjoys practicing the full scope of oral
and maxillofacial surgery including removal of wisdom teeth, surgical
extractions and dental implantology. His subspecialty interests include
management of head and neck tumours, maxillofacial trauma, and
corrective jaw surgery.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery
Dr. Njo has been practicing in the specialised field of Pain Medicine for over 12 year and in the field of Anaesthesiology for 20 years.
Anthony graduated in 2001 in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong. After completing his Fellowship in Anaesthesiology of Australian & New Zealand College and Hong Kong College, he started noticing his passion for helping patients suffering from pain.
He started practice in Pain Medicine in 2009 and obtained dual Pain Medicine Fellowships of Australian and Hong Kong Colleges. In addition, he holds a master degree in Public Health.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb
Mr Vishal Pai is a Sports Knee surgeon who has commenced consulting and operating at The Avenue Private Hospital. Vishal has a wealth of specialist training, 2 fellowships and relies on evidence-based research to improve the function of his patient’s knee.
His passion for sports knee injuries, including complex ligament reconstruction. He has interest in research and training and treats children as well as adults.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Injury, Orthopaedic Surgery - Knee
Dr Pratap is a dual Fellowship trained Head and Neck Surgeon and Rhinologist who practices at the publicly at Alfred Hospital, The Royal Melbourne, Box Hill Hospital and privately at the Avenue. She is an adjunct lecturer at Monash University. Dr Pratap graduated from the University of Tasmania with first class honours and completed her ENT training in Victoria. She also undertook further Fellowship training in London, UK.
Dr Vinay Reddy is a pain specialist physician who believes in a comprehensive and balanced approach to pain management.
Dr Reddy completed his postgraduate specialist training from the world-renowned Royal Free Hospitals, St Barts and University College London(UCL) Hospitals. He attained Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) and Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMRCA). During this period, he was also involved with pain research and some of the projects including radiofrequency treatment for sacroiliac joint pain and widespread pain.
Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery - Spine Surgery
Fertility - IVF, Gynaecology, Obstetric Medicine
Introducing Dr Matvinder Singh, now consulting and performing both diagnostic/
therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy at The Avenue Private Hospital.
Mat is a fully registered Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist with RACP and AHPRA.
Mat has more than 20 years of experience and expertise in the field of
Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
He has vast experience in handling complex Gastroenterology and Hepatology
cases and has a keen interest in IBD and Liver diseases.
Bariatric - Obesity Surgery
Dr Rebecca Smith is a gastroenterologist who combines private practice
and her public appointment at the Alfred Hospital, where she works in
the inflammatory bowel disease clinics and performs regular intestinal
ultrasound. Rebecca’s main interests are inflammatory bowel disease and
luminal gastroenterology and is interested in treating all gastrointestinal
conditions including functional gastrointestinal disorders and liver diseases.
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Spinal Surgery
Mr Wei-Han Tay is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions, and trauma. Wei-Han adopts an individualised and evidence-based approach to patient care, using modern and proven surgical implants and techniques. He will listen to your specific concerns, and openly communicate with you about your expectations and treatment options. Wei-Han is committed to achieving the best outcomes for his patients and continuing professional development.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle
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.
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb
Dr Emily Wright is gastroenterologist with an Interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Luminal Gastroenterology
General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery