Dr George Kong is an Ophthalmologist with a particular interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is an experienced in routine and complex cataract operations as well as minimally invasive glaucoma operations.
The Avenue Hospital
Yahya started basic surgical training in Iraq. There, he worked in one of the busiest trauma centres. Then, Yahya moved to UAE then UK to finish his basic surgical training and obtain Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MRCSI).
General Surgery, Bariatric - Obesity Surgery, Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery
Dr Ang completed her MBBS at Monash University in 1996. She began obstetrics and gynaecology training in 2000 at Southern Health after completing residencies in Australia and England.
Dr Ang took the post of clinical research fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the University of Oxford. She then returned to Australia in 2006, taking a position at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne. Here, she performs advanced laparoscopic surgery, teaches future specialists, and continues her clinical research. She is also head of Gynaecology Unit 1 at the Royal Women’s.
Fertility - IVF, Gynaecology
The Avenue Hospital, Masada Private Hospital
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Glareh believes that pain can affect many aspects of a person’s life including their ability to function, their mental wellbeing and quality of life. She is passionate in supporting her patients to break this vicious cycle and supporting them on a path to recovery. She describes herself as a patient advocate and involves her patients in their treatments at every step.
Pain Medicine, Rehabilitation
Mr Mohamed Atalla is a certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He completed a
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and went on
to complete his surgical training in Melbourne with the
Royal College of Surgeons
General Surgery, Bariatric - Obesity Surgery
Jit Balakumar is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with interest in lower limb surgery, namely, joint preservation surgeries of the hip (hip arthroscopy, osteotomies and impingement surgery), sports injury surgeries of the knee and scoliosis surgery in children.
In 2008 he was recognised for his talents and was accepted into the Paediatric Surgery Fellowship at Harvard’s Children’s Hospital Boston. There, Mr Balakumar completed a full year of hands-on surgical training with some of the brightest minds and hands in orthopaedics. He honed his skills with emerging techniques in joint preservation surgeries across the paediatric, adolescent and adult populations.
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Paediatric
Mr. Jonathan Baré is an Australian and internationally trained orthopedic surgeon. He has an interest in hip and knee surgery including the treatment of sports injuries and arthritis. He was born and educated in Melbourne, completing his medical degree at Monash University in 1992. He undertook orthopedic training in Melbourne and obtained a fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2003.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery
The Avenue Hospital, Ramsay Surgical Centre Glenferrie
Roland Barrowman is an Australian trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Roland completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago in New Zealand, before relocating to Australia to complete his Medical degree at the University of Melbourne. He was selected in the Victorian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialist training program in Melbourne, and has worked in hospitals across Victoria.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Shane Barwood is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has undertaken international sub-specialty training in all aspects of shoulder reconstructive and joint replacement surgery. He has a particular focus on arthroscopic techniques for shoulder tendon (rotator cuff) and stabilisation surgery and also on modern shoulder replacement surgery, including shoulder resurfacing and reverse-type replacement surgery
Shane attended schooling locally at Mentone Grammar School and undertook his medical undergraduate training at The University of Melbourne. After completing his residency at St Vincents’ Hospital, he undertook a research fellowship at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, studying the orthopaedic surgical aspects of several neuromuscular diseases. He then completed ortho
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Upper Limb
Mr. Ramez Bassari is a General Surgeon, with interests in Bariatric (weight loss) and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery. He is also GESA-accredited to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Mr. Bassari completed his medical degree in 2004 at the University of Auckland. This was followed by specialist surgical training (FRACS) which he completed in 2012. He pursued further training in the fields of Bariatric/Metabolic and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery for the next 4 years. This included 2 years through the competitive ANZGOSA training scheme.
Dr. Beitner is a General Surgeon with an interest in Bariatrics and minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Beitner provides quality, comprehensive and compassionate care to patients for the surgical management of obesity, hiatus hernia, reflux, gallbladder disease and other general surgical conditions.
Dr Beltran is a dental practitioner. She completed her undergraduate studies and her postgraduate training at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with a degree of first-class honours.
During her master’s degree, she had training and experience in orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, reconstructive surgery, and oral surgical procedures (impacted wisdom, dental implants, bone grafting).
An opportunity to broaden her horizons and experience Australian lifestyle led Claudia to move to Australia where she successfully obtained her Australian Dental Board registration as a dental practitioner. Claudia continued to further her knowledge in dental Implants and All-on-4 surgery she has trained with the specialists in this field.
Dental Surgery, Oral Surgery
Interests in sports injuries, and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder. This includes all aspects of knee, hip, and shoulder surgery.
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Knee
Dr Patrick Briggs is an internationally trained, 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 war injuries.
Following this, Dr Briggs practiced as a Plastic Surgeon in Harley
Street, London a location known for being the epicenter of superior medical experience and standard.
Masada Private Hospital, The Avenue Hospital
Bariatrics offers treatment for those who are overweight. This may include a programme of diet and nutrition, exercise, behaviour modification, lifestyle changes and appropriate medications. Bariatric surgery (obesity surgery or weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese (severely overweight).
Professor Wendy Brown was the first woman to be appointed Chair of the Monash University Department of Surgery in 2015. She is also the Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) and Clinical Lead for the National Bariatric Surgery Registry and the Victorian Upper GI Cancer Registry.
A/Prof Aaron Buckland is an Orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in Spinal Surgery and subspecialty expertise in adult and paediatric spinal deformity, complex revision surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. A/Prof Buckland completed his MBBS/BMedSci combined degree at the University of Melbourne in 2005, and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics) in 2014. Subsequently, A/Prof Buckland completed spinal surgery fellowship at NYU Hospital for Joint Disease in 2015 and subsequently was employed as a full-time faculty member at NYU Langone Health in New York City from 2015-2020 where he was promoted to Associate Professor and Director of Spine Research.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Spine
Perry Burstin is a Melbourne-based ENT Surgeon whose practice is based around functional, aesthetic, and reconstructive septorhinoplasty. His other main medical interest is in third-world health.
Ear Nose and Throat
Paul is an Upper GI surgeon who has an interest in surgery of the stomach and esophagus, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery.
Paul was trained in Melbourne and subsequently Cambridge, United Kingdom. In addition to his surgical training, Paul has completed a Ph.D. relating to upper GI surgical interventions. This research has led to major changes in the understanding of various Upper GI surgical operations, incorporated the development of several new diagnostic tests, and has resulted in improved patient education. He received doctoral thesis excellence awards from Monash University for this work.
Ashley Carr was born and educated in Melbourne, completing his medical degree at Monash University in 1997. He undertook orthopaedic specialty training in Victoria and obtained his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Upper Limb
Mr. Chehata is a Melbourne Orthopaedic Upper Limb Surgeon with a particular interest in Elbow, Shoulder, and Wrist pathology.
Ash was born in Essendon and attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. He graduated from the University of Tasmania and performed 3 years of his undergraduate medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
He is internationally trained in keyhole and minimally invasive surgery with a special interest in the use of growth factors (hyaluronic acid derivatives), plasma-rich platelets, and stem cell research.
Richard is a consultant for Upper Gastrointestinal (Upper GI), Bariatric, and General surgery and has an interest in the surgical management of oesophagus, stomach, and obesity (bariatric surgery). He also offers laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for general surgical conditions such as gallstone disease and inguinal and incisional hernia.
General Medicine, Nephrology
Dr Choi is Melbourne trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in minimally invasive spine surgeon.
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Spine
The Avenue Hospital, Peninsula Private Hospital
Pain Specialists Australia, Co-Founder and Medical Director and Dr Nick Christelis holds two specialist medical qualifications 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 15 years of experience and practices full-time within the field of pain medicine. He is an pain medicine physician with interest in intervention 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 (Suk Yi) 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.
The Avenue Hospital, Victorian Day Procedure Centre
Dr. Lisa Crighton obtained both her medical and dental degrees from the University of Adelaide, and after completing training in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery in Melbourne received her FRACDS OMS in 2003. Following this, she undertook additional fellowship training in the sub-specialty of Orthognathic surgery at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2004. Then in 2005 she was the Stryker Leibinger Surgical Fellow in facial trauma at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, and has published in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Ramsay Surgical Centre Glenferrie, The Avenue Hospital
Iswadi is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with 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
Dr Mehrnoosh (Nu) Dastaran is a Victorian-trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, who graduated in Medicine in 2005 from the University of Bristol and Dentistry in 2010 from King’s College London, as the high achieving candidate in both degrees.
Adrian qualified in Dentistry with Honours in 2005 from the University of Melbourne before commencing his training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Melbourne in 2010. During this time Adrian obtained a further Postgraduate Diploma in Maxillofacial Surgery (2010) and Medical Degree (2012) from the University of Melbourne before gaining his qualification and Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2018. Between 2018-2020 Adrian undertook additional advanced training in Head & Neck Cancer Surgery at St Georges Hospital in London and the Royal Derby Hospital sponsored through the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh as well as completing a Masters's thesis in Oncology with the University of Melbourne.
Dr. Eugene Ek is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with interests in hand and upper limb and the management of conditions involving the hand, elbow, and shoulder.
Eugene received his Medical Degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne and completed his internship and basic surgical training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. In 2008 he completed a Ph.D. in bone and tumor biology at the University of Melbourne for research into osteosarcomas. Eugene then went on to finish his orthopedic training in Melbourne and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2010.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Upper Limb
Dr Nick Enright is a fellowship trained glaucoma and cataract surgeon based in Melbourne. He enjoys managing glaucoma, cataract and general eye conditions including diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and dry eye.
Mr Matthew Evans is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in shoulder and knee surgery.
Born in Gippsland, Matthew grew up in Melbourne and attained his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1992. He subsequently completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in Victoria, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Upper Limb
Dr Sasha Fehily is a gastroenterologist, hepatologist 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 and Hepatologist 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
Dr. Lara Freeman is a specialist Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon with extensive experience in the most current minimally invasive techniques for both General Surgery and Bariatric (weight loss). She has
completed an Upper GI and Bariatric Fellowship at the Austin Hospital - an Australia and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgical
Association training institution. Dr. Freeman also received the 2010 Young Investigators Award for outstanding research at the Australian National
A/Prof Antony Friedman is a Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Endoscopist. He has a broad range of interests in Gastroenterology, with a specific focus in bowel and oesophageal cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and functional gastrointestinal disorders. His services include gastroscopy, colonoscopy, faecal microbiota transplantation, open access and capsule endoscopy.
Mr Nick Furness is a highly qualified and experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in all aspects of upper limb and fracture surgery.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Upper Limb
Mr. Daniel Goldbloom is a locally trained orthopaedic surgeon with a interests in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery.
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle
Mr. Dan Gordon is a Otolaryngologist and fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. He graduated from Medicine in New South Wales and after completing his Masters's in Surgery moved to Melbourne for specialist training. During his specialist otolaryngology training, Dan worked at St Vincent’s Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, The Alfred, and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Mr. Gordon has furthered his experience with a 12-month clinical paediatric fellowship abroad at Oregon Health Science University, Portland, Oregon. He has published and presented at conferences at a national and international level.
Ear Nose and Throat, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck
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 and hepatologist who specialises in the
endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal and
Greg is Melbourne born and educated and completed his medical training at Monash University. From an early age, he has had an interest in Sports Medicine and was involved with Prahran Football Club and the state and National Cricket teams for many years.
After completing his surgical training he joined the Melbourne Orthopaedic training program, and completed this in 1991. He is dual-qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian College of Sports Physicians.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Upper Limb, Orthopaedic Surgery
Mr. Sam Huang is an Australian-trained Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeon. After graduating from dentistry at the University of Melbourne in
2005, he worked in the Adelaide Maxillofacial Unit as a senior house officer
before obtaining his medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 2011.
Justin Hunt has gained extensive international experience working in North America and Europe. This has enabled him to broaden the depth of his surgical expertise and has provided opportunities to pursue his interest in innovative surgical techniques particularly in the areas of joint preservation and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr Jackson is a practising consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Endoscopist and has completed the GESA Colonoscopy Recertification Program. She has particular interests in complex Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, functional gut disorders and fatty liver disease. She works to serve the metropolitan and rural areas of Victoria, using telehealth when required, and is passionate about quality of care and education. She continues to teach trainees at Western Health and Austin Health where she has public appointments and speaks at Gastroenterology meetings both locally and internationally. She has published widely in Gastroenterology Journals
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 Joseph Cherng Huei Kong is General Surgeon with an interest in all colorectal conditions including haemorrhoid, perianal disease (fissure, fistula and abscess), pilonidal sinus, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal prolapse, colorectal cancer (primary and recurrent), small bowel cancer, appendiceal cancer and peritoneal cancers. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2006 from University of Auckland and completed his surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He became a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2015.
General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery
Mr Charles Leinkram is a General surgeon who has an interest in hernia repair and abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck).
In 2002, Charles joined the Melbourne Hernia Clinic, Australia’s first hernia clinic which has now treated over 20,000 patients. Today, he is the principal surgeon at the clinic, performing around 400 hernia operations each year.
Dr Lewinsohn is a Pain Medicine 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 medicine physician 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 medicine physician.
The Avenue Hospital, Victorian Day Procedure Centre, Warringal Private Hospital
Mr. Damien Loh is an Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon, specializing in surgery for disorders of the stomach and oesophagus and an interest in weight loss surgery. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne and gained his Fellowship in General Surgery in 2012. He subsequently undertook a further three years of training in Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery at various specialist centers around Australia. He currently works as an Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon at The Alfred and a General Surgeon at The Northern Hospita
Mr Tim Lording is a locally and internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon with a focus on surgery of the knee.
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee
Assoc. Prof McMahon is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in the management of arthritis and injuries of the hip and knee. Assoc. Prof McMahon’s practice includes hip and knee replacement surgery, including revision hip and knee surgery.
Stephen McMahon's private practice is based in Windsor and he operates at The Avenue Private Hospital.
A/Prof Solomon Menahem is a Nephrologist with 20 years experience in all areas of renal medicine. A/Prof Menahem’s areas of interest include chronic kidney disease, dialysis, glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation and hypertension. He has a PhD in IgA nephropathy and has recently completed a Masters of Public Health (Monash).
Renal Medicine, General Medicine
Dr Mendelson is in private practice at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery in Melbourne Australia. He graduated from Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, and Interned at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota USA for six years and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This was followed by a fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in New York under Doctors Converse, Rees and Aston.
After 17 years of medical training, Susan became Australia's first female vascular surgeon. Further training with eminent vascular surgeons in Europe and the U.S.A. led to her interest in vein treatments and surgery. Her continuing education includes keeping up to date with the latest technologies, resulting in her patients always receive the best treatments available.
I am a Genral Surgeon with an interest in colorectal conditions.
I studied medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand, finishing with a Distinction in Surgery. I subsequently trained in Melbourne, completing my general surgery training at the Alfred hospital. Following this, I completed subspecialty training with the highly competitive colorectal training program (CSSANZ) at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Monash Health. I most recently completed an advanced colorectal oncology and robotics fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, one of the most prestigious cancer centres in the world.
Debbie Nathan graduated from Monash University with honours in 1997 and went on to complete her Gastroenterology training at Monash Medical Centre and then an Inflammatory Bowel Disease fellowship at Box Hill Hospital. She was admitted to The Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2005 and has publications in several gastroenterology journals.
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 Pain Medicine for over 12 years and as an Anaesthetist 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.
Mr. Mark O'Sullivan is Melbourne born and completed his basic medical training at Melbourne University. Orthopaedic training was also through the Victorian training program and was completed in 1990.
After completing his basic orthopaedic training he spent 2 years in the United States obtaining a Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. On returning home to Melbourne in 1992 he commenced work at the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Western Hospital in Footscray, He has now worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for 20 years. He is a senior surgeon at the Royal Children's Hospital with a role in the management of elective and trauma surgery. He is particularly involved in the management of hip and knee conditions and the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors. He has teaching comm
Mr. Andrew Packiyanathan is a general and upper gastrointestinal surgeon with an interest in bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He also has an interest in upper GI endoscopy and has experience in therapeutic endoscopic procedures.
Mr. Gayan Padmasekara is a fully qualified, fellowship-trained shoulder and upper limb orthopaedic surgeon. Trained in Australia, he specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the upper limb. He offers a comprehensive upper limb service, treating any shoulder, elbow, and wrist condition including upper limb trauma.
Gayan completed his MBBS at Monash University, Melbourne in 2007. Over the next decade, he completed a Masters of Surgery in Orthopaedics and a Masters of Sports Medicine. Gayan completed his Orthopaedic training in Victoria with the Australian Orthopaedic Association and became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2019. He then undertook a sub-specialty fellowship in upper limb surgery with the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group.
Mr Vishal Pai is an Orthopaedic surgeon with interest in Sports injury and Knee. Dr Pai has commenced consulting and operating at The Avenue Private Hospital. Vishal has 2 fellowships and relies on evidence-based research to improve the function of his patient’s knee.
His passion is 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. Anne Poliness brings with her extensive experience and expertise in treating patients in all areas of fertility. Dr Poliness works primarily in:
IVF and fertility care
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 Ramaswamy has interests in managing patients with acute, chronic and cancer pain. He treats patients with wide variety of conditions such as neck pain, back pain, post-surgical pain, headache, facial pain, chronic musculoskeletal and joint pain, fibromyalgia, CRPS and neuropathic pain, abdomen-pelvic pain, sports injuries, cancer pain and whiplash.
Mr Jason Rockey is a highly experienced Otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon, who has dedicated his career to the treatment of a wide range of ear, nose and throat conditions. Graduating from Ireland and completing training in the UK, he provides very comprehensive treatment to both adults and children. He undertook a Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Craniofacial Surgery in Singapore and had completed Paediatric ENT training in the UK.
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck, Ear Nose and Throat
The Avenue Hospital, Northern Private Hospital
Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery - Spine
Dr Vera Sallen is an experienced European and Australian-trained specialist orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr Sallen has worked in Victoria's public health system for the last 10 years and is providing orthopaedic services in Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
She has a broad training and surgical background and is skilled in contemporary orthopaedic surgical techniques, including expertise in anterior minimally invasive total hip replacement.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee
Dr Schneider was born in Melbourne and completed his medical training at Monash University. After working for some time at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre he went on to advanced orthopaedic training with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He spent some time as a locum orthopaedic surgeon in country Victoria before traveling to Texas and Italy to complete a foreign fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery and Ilizarov external fixation techniques.
Julien Schulberg is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with an interest in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), functional GI disorders, colon and gastric cancer surveillance, bariatric/metabolic medicine and liver diseases. He completed his undergraduate medical degree at The University of Melbourne and went on to complete internal medicine and gastroenterology training at St. Vincent's Hospital, The Northern Hospital and Austin hospital and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2017.
Dr. Shamon is a Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with an interest in general and high-risk obstetrics, gynaecology, infertility, and minimally invasive surgery. He provides highly professional and excellent health care for women.
Fertility - IVF, Gynaecology, Obstetric Medicine
Dr Edward Shelton graduated with Honours from Monash University and completed a Luminal and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Fellowship at Monash Health. During his advanced training, he also focused on endoscopy and liver disease, including viral hepatitis and transplant hepatology. He undertook a further Advanced IBD Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he held a position as a Research Fellow in Medicine at Harvard University and published research on biologic therapies in IBD.
Mr David Shepherd is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic surgeon with further training in Oxford, UK, and Europe in foot and ankle surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and total ankle replacement. He has a particular interest in patient-specific total ankle replacement and modern techniques for Ankle instability.
His scope of practice covers trauma, sports injuries and instability conditions, forefoot conditions, bunions, degenerative and arthritic conditions, and deformity and flat-foot correction.
Dr Adam Sheridan is a Dermatologist in Australia and the United Kingdom. He was awarded Clinical Research Fellowships in Dermatology (1998) and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1999) at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford, UK.
Dr Sheridan has served as a Visting Consultant and Senior Dermatologist at The Skin and Cancer Foundation, VIC; Monash Medical Centre, VIC; Flinders Medical Centre, SA and the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford, UK. He has also served as Honorary State Secretary for the Australasian College of Dermatologists and on the Australasian College of Dermatologists Committee for Continued Professional Development and the Australasian College of Dermatologists Mohs Micrographic Surgery Task Force; and is actively involved in the Australasian
Mr. Andrew Shimmin is a Graduate of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Training Program and he furthered his Orthopaedic education in the USA, United Kingdom, and Europe. In 1997 he became a Member of the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group with a focus on Hip and Knee surgery.
Mr. David Sime is a Melbourne-trained consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in conventional and robotic hip and knee joint replacements; sports knee surgery including arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; as well as all upper and lower limb trauma in adults and children.
Mr. Simpson completed his medicine/law degree at Monash University in 2002. He then trained in General Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne before becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. He completed two years of colorectal training as a member of the Australian & New Zealand Colorectal Fellowship Training Program. This was followed by an international Colorectal Fellowship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Shiba is an Australian and British trained Plastic Surgeon. She obtained her medical degree and a BSc with honours at the University of Leeds. It was her elective placement as a medical student in plastic surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne that laid the foundations for her relocation to Australia. Shiba undertook a higher research degree focusing on the tissue engineering of fat at the O’Brien Institute in Melbourne. She completed her advanced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in New South Wales and Victoria.
Mr Stewart Skinner's main area of interest is gastrointestinal surgery. He undertook postgraduate training in colorectal surgery at The Royal London and St Marks Hospitals in London between 1995-1997. Mr Skinner has been a member of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery since 1998 and has been performing the Lap-Band procedure since that time. He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Monash University Department of Surgery at Alfred Hospital.
Dr Rebecca Smith is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist 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.
Dr Foti Sofiadellis is an Australian-trained Plastic Surgeon with more than 20 years of clinical experience.
He commenced medical training in 1996 and completed his MBChB with honours in Anatomy. After furthering his clinical experience in Melbourne, he was selected by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons for training in 2013.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Hand Surgery
I am a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with an interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1995 I completed basic and advanced training in gastroenterology in Melbourne before undertaking a 3 year clinical research fellowship in the United States at The University of Chicago, Chicago and Mount Sinai Medical Centre, New York.
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
The Avenue Hospital, Masada Private Hospital, Ramsay Surgical Centre Glenferrie
Mr Saam Tourani is a Melbourne-based specialist general surgeon,
withan interest in breast and endocrine surgery.
• Breast surgery: including advanced oncoplastic techniques, breast
reconstruction (autologous and implantbased), breast reduction, breast lift,
lipomodelling, correction of gynaecomastia
• Endocrine surgery: Thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal
• General Surgery: elective and emergency
• Endoscopy: adult gastroscopy and colonoscopy
• Point of care ultrasound: breast and endocrine
With his compassionate approach, Saam strives to provide outstanding care
and patient experience. He is accessible and happy to be contacted for advice
or urgent referrals on his Mobile. He also speaks fluent Persian (Farsi).
General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery
Stephen Tudge is an Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck surgeon trained in the diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, of conditions of the ear, nose, and throat in adults and children. He has particular expertise in the management of head and neck tumours, paediatric ENT and sinusitis.
Mr. MichaelTykocinski is a fully qualified consultant Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon. He has particular expertise in Otology and Cochlear Implant surgery and therefore in the diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, of ear disease, deafness, and vertigo disorders, facial nerve disorders, but also nasal obstruction and chronic sinusitis, snoring paediatric ear nose and throat disorders, including recurrent ear infections, tonsillitis, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Dr Raghavan Unni is a highly experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in adult lower limb surgery.
With more than 20 years of experience in orthopaedics, Raghavan is actively involved in education and teaching and is a tutor at Melbourne University through Western and Northern Health. He has held the post of director of trainees at Western Health and also the director of Research for all Victorian Orthopaedic trainees. He is currently an assessor for the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality.
Dr. Edward Upjohn is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and trained at The Royal Children’s and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and also at the prestigious St. John’s Institute of Dermatology in London. After finishing his training in dermatology he then traveled to Dallas, Texas where he completed a year-long fellowship in dermatologic reconstructive and Mohs surgery at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center. This fellowship program has dual accreditation from both the American College of Mohs Surgeons and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – the preeminent bodies for accrediting Mohs surgery and medical training programs within the United States respectively.
My name is Glenn Watson. I am a fully qualified Otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon.
I began my Ph.D. studies at Monash University completing a science degree. Although due to commence my Ph.D., I was accepted into medicine at Monash and Flinders Universities. I completed medicine at Monash University in 1989. I trained at the Alfred Hospital and then subsequently trained in general surgery at Monash Medical Centre. Following this I entered ENT training, gaining a fellowship to the ENT college in 2000.
Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Nicole Winter is a General Surgeon with an interest in Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatrics. She also works as a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
Nicole has a interest in a patient-centered approach to the treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer, hiatus hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, and bariatric surgery. Nicole is also passionate about the education and training of junior doctors and improving the surgical training experience.
Bariatric - Obesity Surgery, General 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 Anaesthetist in Box Hill Hospital, where she is experienced in managing patients with acute post-operative pain.
Mr Warwick Wright is an orthopedic surgeon with an interest in managing conditions of the upper limb including the hand. He has particular experience in managing shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff disease. Warwick also has interest in managing instability of the shoulder in younger individuals. On the hand, he has developed new techniques for treating basal arthritis of the thumb.
Warwick continues active research in shoulder arthritis management options including the development of cutting-edge technologies which prolong the functional lifespan of shoulder prostheses. He has ongoing and published work in hand anatomy and hand arthritis surgery.
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder and Upper Limb
Dr Emily Wright is Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with an Interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Luminal Gastroenterology
Mr. Ray Yong is a General Surgeon with an interest in Breast, Thyroid and Parathyroid. He aims to see all new patients within days of a referral and all new consultations are not hurried and are at least 20 minutes in length.
Mr. David Young was born and raised in Melbourne, completing his undergraduate medical training at Melbourne University in 1973.
He completed his orthopaedic surgical training through the Melbourne Orthopaedic Training Programme in 1981. This was followed by 12 months of further surgical training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, England and he spent 6 months as a traveling fellow in Europe and Sweden. David returned to Melbourne to join the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in 1984 where he continues to practice Orthopaedic Surgery. He spent 10 years as a visiting orthopaedic surgeon at the Alfred Hospital and is now in full-time private practice.
Mr. Richard Zinn is a Plastic Surgeon who has trained and has experience in all areas of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He is passionate about offering the highest level of care and expertise for his patients, optimizing results while minimizing downtime.
Richard undertook and completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cape Town in 2003. Postgraduate training included 3 years of general surgery and 4 years of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, qualifying as a Plastic Surgeon in 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Richard then completed a Master's degree in Lipodystrophy, or abnormal fat distribution found among various populations. He completed the prestigious Royal Melbourne International Microsurgery Fellowship in 2015, and the Royal Per