Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
North West Private Hospital
Dr Bajra is an Australian trained Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist. She is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland, and examines for University of Queensland and Bond University.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fertility - IVF
Ear Nose and Throat
Dr Khaled Bhuiyan is a clinical cardiologist with special interest in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, ischaemic heart disease and strain echocardiography.
Dr Hannah Burns completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand before moving to Brisbane to study medicine. She graduated from the University of Queensland and completed her internship and residency at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Following surgical PHO positions in Queensland and Sydney, Hannah completed her ENT training in Queensland. Hannah gained her fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of surgeons in 2008.
Dr Camuglia is a general ophthalmologist and has done further subspecialty fellowship training in paediatric and strabismus to broaden the scope of her practice to all ages.
Manju is a General and HPB Surgeon. She completed her general surgical training in Sydney and went on to complete her HPB training at the Prince Charles Hospital. Since 2015 Manju has worked at the Prince Charles Hospital and at North West Private Hospital.
Dr Tahir Chaudhry is an experienced and fully qualified specialist in the field of Clinical Immunology and Allergy with specialist qualifications from the UK and Australia.
Immunology and Allergy, Allergist
Dr Richard Cheng is an Australian trained gastroenterologist and the Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Redcliffe Hospital in Brisbane. Dr Cheng graduated from the University of Melbourne and was awarded the Fellowship of the FRACP in 2014. His further studies included a Bachelor of Medical Science through the Austin Hospital Liver Transplant Unit, where he trained in management of chronic liver disease and its complications.
Dr. Sam Chopra is an Australian trained Urological Surgeon working at
North West private hospital. He has special interest in minimally invasive
and robotic surgical techniques to treat conditions of the urogenital tract.
Dr Adrian Clubb completed a medical science degree prior to completing his medical degree at the University of Sydney, with a clinical attachment to the Royal North Shore Hospital. He completed his general surgical training in New South Wales prior to moving to Queensland to complete his advanced urological training.
Dr Melinda Cook is a local graduate and trainee having completed her general surgery fellowship in 2003 and then working with Professor Ian Gough, Dr Colin Furnival and Dr Barry Fryar as the Breast and Endocrine Surgical Fellow in 2005. Dr Cook also holds a Fellowship in Burns Surgery, obtained during 12 months working in the Professor Stuart Pegg Burns Unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedics
Dr Joanne Dale is a locally trained specialist colorectal and general surgeon, operating and consulting at North West Private Hospital. She has an interest in all aspects of colorectal surgery, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal problems (bleeding, haemorrhoids, fistula and fissures). She offers colonoscopy services, including polypectomy, haemorrhoid banding and anal botox. Dr Dale will be performing anorectal physiology and 3D ultrasound assessments as part of her specialist colorectal service at North West Private Hospital.
Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery
Dr Ben Dodd is a General Surgeon with subspecialty interest in laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal (oesophagogastric) and bariatric surgery.
After growing up in Brisbane and completing a Bachelor of Science degree, Ben graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2001. He then completed his specialty training in the UK and Ireland, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 2013.
Dr Dodd returned to Brisbane to undertake further fellowship training in complex laparoscopic upper GI cancer and bariatric surgeries at the Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals. He also completed the Australasian Fellowship exam and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) during this time.
Dr Andrew Freeman is a specialist Dermatologist and accredited Mohs Micrographic Surgeon.
As well as the surgical treatment of skin cancers, Dr Freeman has a special interest in acne, hair disorders, full face rejuvenation and laser treatments.
Dr Friebe has a strong commitment to the service aspect of obstetrics and gynaecology and strives to ensure his patients receive high-quality care. A large emphasis is on communication so that patients understand their choices and feel empowered to be involved in the decision-making process with Dr Friebe in both an obstetrics and gynaecology setting. Consultations are conducted in a friendly and relaxed manner to reduce some of the inevitable anxiety that goes with seeing the gynaecologist.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery - Paediatric, Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb, Orthopaedics
Dr Leah Goodwin is a Rehabilitation Medicine physician who was granted Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2014. Since then she has worked predominantly in the public sector in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, managing a wide variety of inpatients and outpatients with rehabilitation needs.
Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery
Dr Green completed his medical degree in Tasmania before moving to the mainland to commence surgical training. He finally settled in Brisbane for his advanced general surgical training that he completed in 2010 at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
He underwent post fellowship training in Breast and Endocrine Surgery in 2011 at the Mater Hospital and completed a second year as the Ramsay Health Breast and Endocrine Fellow at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and North West Private Hospital.
Dr Erwin Groeneveld is an experienced Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon. He established a private practice, Brisbane Eye Clinic in 1990. He has served as a Visiting Medical Officer to the Public Hospitals and Veteran’s Affairs for over 25 years where he taught trainee registrars. He now provides on call services for private ophthalmic emergencies.
David Hewett is a gastroenterologist, therapeutic colonoscopist and health services researcher. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine and Director Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Mater Health. He performs gastroenterology procedures at North West Private Hospital.
Dr Michaela Hock is a highly experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Dr Hock joined the team at North West Private Hospital in 2012 having spent the previous 4 years as Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Wimmera Base Hospital in Horsham Victoria.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Jason Huang is an Australian trained gastroenterologist and is a member of Gastrointestinal Specialists Brisbane Group. He has general gastroenterology training: Royal Brisbane and Women’s and Princess Alexandra Hospital, and extensive post graduate fellowship experience in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
Dr Huang's further post FRACP/specialization training includes a 3 year fellowship (1st year: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
2nd and 3rd year: World renowned H.H Chao Comprehensive Digestive Diseases Center at University of California, where he held a faculty position as a clinical instructor).
Craig specialises in problems of the hip and knee and operates publicly, intermediately and privately at The Prince Charles, Northwest Private Hospital and St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside (formerly known as Holy Spirit Northside Hospitals.)
Dr Hughes consults at both St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside (formerly known as Holy Spirit Northside Hospital) and North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre and College Junction Clayfield.
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist
For the past 3.5 years Suvi has worked in private practice encompassing Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fertility medicine including IVF and is currently undertaking further training in Robotics. Suvi has practiced as a generalist with a keen interest in Laparoscopic surgery and providing holistic patient focused Obstetric care for women and their families. She is a mother of three children and understandably appreciates a good cup of coffee.
Dr Hyytinen does not charge any out of pocket fees for obstetric services.
Oncology, Radiation Oncology
Kate and the team at For Women are committed to ensuring holistic, compassionate and evidence-based care for women. Offering obstetric, gynaecology and fertility services, the team provide a continuum of care that spans all stages of a woman's life.
Kate is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Dr Irfan Khan is a dual specialist in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Emergency Medicine. He has a Staff Specialist appointment at the Queensland Children's Hospital and consults out of the private rooms in the Paeds in a Pod in North Lakes. He sees children from neonatal stage to age 18 years, diagnosing and managing a wide range of medical issues, from minor problems to serious diseases.
Dr Min Kho is an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist who is based in Everton Park in Brisbane North. As a member of Queensland Fertility Group and an avid advocate for IVF, Dr Koh has a keen interest in making the dreams of couples with fertility issues come true. “Coming from my own experience of having trouble falling pregnant I think it is such a great achievement to help a woman fall pregnant and if I can then help them through the pregnancy as well, its such a unique opportunity” says Dr Koh.
Dr Kretowicz is an Obstetrician,Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist who has been working in private practice since 1999. Consulting from North West Private Hospital and delivering at North West Private Hospital, Mater Mothers and Wesley Hospitals, Dr Kretowicz's care is easily accessible. Her expertise covers a myriad of women's health and fertility areas making her adept at managing simple to complex cases.
Dr Phil Lockie is an Upper GI Surgeon with a clinical interest in Bariatric and Hernia Surgery. Dr Lockie trained in Ireland and the UK where he won The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Gold Medal at the Intercollegiate examination in General Surgery. Dr Lockie completed an oesophageal Fellowship at The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast before coming to Australia. He completed a year as the Upper GI Fellow at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and another year as the Tyco Laparoscopic Fellow in Canberra before relocating to Brisbane with his family.
Bariatric - Obesity Surgery, General Surgery
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb
Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedics
Dr Hugh McGregor is a young “old fashioned” General Surgeon providing state of the art techniques to treat common problems. He prides himself on delivering a full quality General Surgery and Endoscopy service. Hugh completed his Medical Degree with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 2000. He then completed and was awarded a PhD from Monash University.
Following several years as a scholarship holder in rural and regional Queensland, he was trained at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and at various hospitals throughout QLD. At the Royal Brisbane, Hugh received extensive training in many subspecialty areas of General Surgery, including breast surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Dr Zeb McNamara is a patient focused surgeon who practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He enjoys the wide spectrum of cases in the field ranging from dentoalveolar, implantology, corrective jaw surgery to complex facial trauma.
Dr Meade is a specialist Colorectal Surgeon, operating and consulting at North West Private Hospital. He offers a service encompassing all aspects of colorectal surgery, of which surgical oncology is a special interest. His operative practice comprises predominantly of laparoscopic colorectal surgery including peritonectomy and cytoreductive surgery.
Oncology, Medical Oncology
General Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
Cardiology, Cardiology - Interventional
Dr Hajir Nabi is a specialist colorectal surgeon consulting and operating at North West Private Hospital and St Andrew's Hospital. Dr Nabi has diverse interests in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery including colorectal cancers (and polyps), diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disorders (including rectal prolapse) and anorectal conditions (haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas). He is an experienced endoscopist offering both colonoscopy and gastroscopy (with GESA accreditaton).
Dr Brooke O'Brien is a dedicated specialist who is committed to providing the best gynaecological health care to women of all ages. She believes that every woman has the right to an individualised, professional and compassionate approach to their health. Brooke has a relaxed and caring bedside manner, allowing you to feel comfortable to discuss your concerns.
Dr Meredith Ogilvie-Brown is a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine. Having graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), she commenced her career as a physiotherapist in public and private hospitals as well as in community settings. She then completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at University of Queensland’s School of Medicine, graduating in 2008.
Dr Soong-Yuan Ooi is an Australian trained Gastroenterologist with a sub-specialty interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Based at Holy Spirit Northside and North West Private Hospitals, he provides consultation services in general gastroenterology with a keen interest in IBD, together with endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures including bowel cancer screening.
Dr Pappalardo is a Pterygium and Cataract surgeon as well as a General Ophthalmologist. She began her medical studies at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, where she was awarded an MBBS with First Class Honours and a University Medal in Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane before undertaking her ophthalmology residency at the City Eye Centre and the Mater Adult’s and Mater Children’s Hospitals in Brisbane.
Dr Patten was born in Charters Towers and raised in Brisbane. He has undertaken extensive training both locally and in the UK. His practice has a strong focus on arthroplasty surgery of the hip and knee, including hip resurfacing for the treatment of arthritis. He has a further interest in sports medicine, ligament reconstruction, hip and knee arthroscopy and trauma surgery.
Dr Patten is committed to the treatment and ongoing management of patients with orthopaedic conditions. He currently is involved in general orthopaedic trauma management at St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside (formerly known as Holy Spirit Northside Hospital), St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Northwest Private Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Nigel Pinto was raised in Brisbane and attained a Bachelor
of Medical Science at QUT. He proceeded to the University of
Queensland receiving two memorial prizes on graduation with a
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
Dr Pinto completed his residency years in the major surgical
hospitals of Brisbane before finalising his specialty training
in vascular surgery in secondments both locally at the Royal
Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals and overseas in New
Zealand. During this period Dr Pinto attained specialist skills in
open and minimally invasive endovascular techniques for both
arterial and venous disease along with renal access work.
Dr Christopher Price has been providing women with specialist Obstetric and Gynaecological care for over 25 years. He provides practical, clear, no-nonsense advice. Dr Price is committed to providing high quality Obstetric and Gynaecology services and his skills and knowledge are always up to date. Experience Matters.
Graham Radford-Smith is a gastroenterologist and clinician scientist specializing in the fields of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) and non-inflammatory gut disorders.
Dr Tony Rahman is Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. Prior to his post in Brisbane, he was a Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and ICU physician at St. George’s Hospital in London. Dr Rahman admits to North West Private Hospital.
Dr Rickard is a medical specialist consulting in Acute and Internal Medicine. He trained at the University of Queensland, and in numerous public hospitals, including rural service. He has spent significant time in both emergency and internal medicine, and now practices in North Brisbane.
Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulders and Upper Limb
Dr Joshua Satchwell is an Australian trained gastroenterologist specialising in advanced endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with private practices at North West Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, and St Andrew’s Private Hospital. He also provides public services for treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease through the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and the North Lakes Health Precinct, and performs endoscopic procedures at The Prince Charles Hospital.
Dr David Seaton is a Nuclear Physician and a Cardiologist. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 1986. He underwent his specialist training in Nuclear Medicine and Cardiology at the Royal Brisbane and Prince Charles Hospitals. Dr Seaton has a special interest in Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography.
Dr Sharma is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabsimus and Medical Retina. She loves working with kids as much as adults and provides services that include but are not limited to:
Ocular surface disease
Minor lid disorders
Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology - Paediatric
Dr Anil Sharma graduated from Medical School in 1988, completed his Post-
Graduate training in Ophthalmology in 1994 and advanced eye training at
Sydney Eye Hospital in 2000 and the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2001. Then
in 2003 he commenced work with the Rockhampton Base Hospital. He
began working in the Rockhampton Eye Clinic in 2006 and the Central Lakes
Eye Clinic in 2015.
He is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology with the University of Queensland
(UQ) and is actively involved with Qld RANZCO, AMA Qld and currently in
teaching programs of medical students and supervises Registrars / PHO at Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Dr Ian Shaw graduated from the University of Queensland (MBBS) in November 1994. After completing a rural scholarship in Kingaroy, Dr Shaw commenced his surgical career whilst living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr Shaw's subsequent training in surgery was based around and completed at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH). Dr Shaw updated a textbook chapter on gallstones before receiving his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Dr Shaw then spent nearly two years at Basingstoke in the United Kingdom undergoing further training in advanced laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal surgery and liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer.
General Surgery, Bariatric - Obesity Surgery
Dr Terry Sheahan is a highly respected Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He provides high level fertility services including IVF and is able to follow the patient and her partner through fertility treatments all the way through pregnancy to delivery. This comprehensive treatment is appealing to many patients. Dr Sheahan is a Queensland Graduate who spent a number of years doing speciality training in the United Kingdom before returning to Brisbane.
Dr David Shooter is a trusted and respected private orthopaedic surgeon who has over 11 years’ experience in both public and private orthopaedic surgery. In 2012, Dr Shooter started in private practice as a generalist orthopaedic surgeon and now has a focus and specialty in Arthroplasty, Trauma and Sports Knee, with a Subspecialty in Orthopaedic Oncology.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedic Surgery - Hip and Knee, Orthopaedics
Hereditary familial gynaecological cancers, gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), Vulval reconstructive surgeries
OCULOPLASTIC, LACRIMAL AND ORBIT SURGEON
Dr Tai Smith is a Queensland trained ophthalmologist that specialises in eyelid, orbit and lacrimal surgery. His subspeciality fellowship training was completed at the University of British Columbia Eye Care Centre in Vancouver, Canada in 2012. This is a highly sought-after fellowship under the tutelage of Dr Peter Dolman.
He joins North West Private Hospital to complement the Mohs micrographic surgery team, lending his expertise in reconstruction of eyelids after skin cancer removal. He will work in tandem with Dr Dougal Coates, Mohs Surgeon.
Dr Thomas studied medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand, graduating with distinction in 1992. He trained in anaesthesia and pain medicine and has worked exclusively in pain management since 2003 having held specialist positions at Wellington Hospital, The Royal Brisbane Hospital and was Director of The Persistent Pain Service at the PA Hospital in Brisbane until 2013 when he left to work full time in private practice. He is the Director of Q Pain and is offering patient assessments and procedures at North West Private Hospital.
Dr Didier Tshamala is a staff specialist in paediatrics at Redcliffe hospital and North West Private Hospital. Didier has skills and experience in the care of sick children and neonates, he has keen interest in teaching medical practitioners and students.
Dr Vrtik has special interests in:
Hand surgery - acute bony and soft tissue trauma, elective hand surgery
Breast surgery - breast reconstruction, breast reduction, congenital breast deformities
Reconstructive surgery - for oncological resections and lower limb trauma
Skin Cancer surgery
Dr Daniel Walker is a Specialist Laparoscopic General Surgeon with Sub-Specialist Training in Benign Upper GI and Bariatric surgery.
This includes surgery for Weight loss (Bariatric surgery), Gastroesophageal reflux, Hiatal hernia, Gallbladder (gallstones, gallbladder polyps, biliary colic), Abdominal hernias (ventral, epigastric, umbilical, incisional, inguinal, femoral, Spigelian), Skin cancer, including flap reconstruction and skin grafting, Surgical and interventional endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy).
General Surgery, Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery
Dr Watson is an extremely passionate Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, with a keen interest in infertility. As well as caring for normal low risk obstetric cases he is able to continue the care of those of his infertility patients who become pregnant. He is a Director of the Queensland Fertility Group. The infertility program, which runs entirely at North West Hospital, has an enviable success rate and is now well established.
As a North West Private veteran, Dr Watson has been consulting from North West Private since 1991, when his first child was born at the hospital. He feels North West has “all the advantages of a nice rural, relaxed environment with the right mix of technical backup and surgical excellence.
Dr Roger Watson is a Brisbane trained Urologist, with over 25 years of experience in public and private practice Urology. After completing his FRACS Urology training in Australia in 1993, he gained additional subspecialised experience in the UK and USA, with post-Fellowship training posts focusing on Urological Oncology.
Dr Lauren Watson is a General Paediatrician practicing full time at North West Private Hospital in Brisbane.
Lauren works primarily with young infants (under the age of 2yrs) addressing all areas of infant health and well-being.
Dr Jaclyn White is a comprehensive adult and paediatric ophthalmologist. She completed her specialty training in Queensland and furthered this experience by undertaking an 18 month fellowship in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Queensland Children's Hospital. In her final year she was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship and travelled to the United Kingdom and Canada to gain expertise in all aspects of inherited eye disease.
Dr Brian Wilson-Boyd is an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon specialising in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. Dr Wilson-Boyd also has a special interest in General ENT, Paediatric ENT, Head and Neck Oncology, Salivary gland, Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, sino nasal, Otology, snoring, thyroid and voice.
Dr Wilson-Boyd studied medicine at the University of Queensland graduating in 1990. He was an intern at the Princess Alexandra Hospital before moving to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, 1992 and 1993. Dr Wilson-Boyd returned to Brisbane and completed his General Surgery Fellowship on the Brisbane Northside General Surgery training program in 1999.
Dr Wong is a specialist surgeon with expertise in obesity and metabolic surgery, oesophagogastric, gallbladder, hernia and general surgery. He is also a certified endoscopist.
Dan trained as a gastroenterologist in Adelaide. He moved to Brisbane in 2007–2010, completing a PhD and a Master of Public Health at UQ and working at the RBWH. Dan lived in New York from 2010–2014 working at Columbia University in gastrointestinal cancer research.Since 2015, Dan has run a bowel cancer research group in Adelaide and has worked as a public and private gastroenterologist.
Dan returned to Brisbane in 2019 to become a partner in GIE along with his friend and colleague A/Prof
Dr Gerald Yeo is a foot, ankle and lower limb trauma surgeon.
Gerald is a Queensland trained and qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon graduating with honours from medical school in Tasmania.
Of Malaysian/Chinese heritage, Dr Yeo moved in the 1990’s initially to New Zealand and then onto Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Orthopaedic Association and has completed a Fellowship in Knee, Foot & Ankle Surgery.
Dr Yeo’s special interest is disorders of the Foot, Ankle and general Lower Limb Trauma. He currently holds a public appointment at the Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Yeo also consults and operates out of the Brisbane Orthopaedic Specialist rooms, Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedics
Lauren completed her specialty training in dermatology in Victoria in 2014. She subsequently specialised in skin cancer management, undertaking a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery.
Dr Zafar is an Orthopaedic surgeon who completed his training in Queensland. He moved to Australia in 2006, working in the UK at the University Hospital Birmingham for 2 years prior. He has worked in a variety of settings from regional centres to major metropolitan hospitals.