Gippsland Physicians Group

May 8, 2024 4:22 pm | Morwell, Victoria 3840

Dr Zaal Meher-Homji

Dr Zaal Meher-Homji graduated with honours from The University of Melbourne and completed postgraduate Physician training in Infectious Diseases at Austin and Alfred Health.

Moving to Gippsland with his family in 2021, Zaal works as an Infectious Diseases physician at Latrobe Regional Health with an interest in Prosthetic Joint Infections, Diabetic foot infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship.

In addition he is active in the Hospital in the Home, High Risk Foot Clinics and General Medical services at LRH.

Dr Tim Coughlan

BA (HONS) Cantab, MBBS sydney, FRACP Nephrologist/Consultant Physician

Dr Tim Coughlan is a Nephrologist/Consultant Physician and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) based at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

He obtained his medical degree Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney followed by Advanced Trainee in Nephrology at Alfred Health, Monash Health and Eastern Health. His Locum Consultancy work has taken him to various locations, Mildura Base Hospital (Vic), Broken Hill Based Hospital (NSW), Grafton Based Hospital (NSW), Mercy Community Hospital (TAS), Southeast Regional Hospital (NSW), Launceston General Hospital (TAS). Tim currently holds an active VMO Position at Maryvale Private Hospital.


Dr Trung Quach

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MBBS FRACP (Nephrology)

Dr Trung Quach is an experienced Consultant Nephrologist with multiple practice locations across Melbourne and Gippsland. He visits Maryvale Private Hospital as a VMO Nephrologist and is also involved in the after hours VMO on call roster.

After graduating in Medicine from the University of Western Australia, he subsequently undertook his specialist physician training at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne. He attained his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Nephrology) in 2011.

His main areas of specialisation include the management of hypertension, proteinuria, chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, dialysis and renal transplantation.

He has public hospital appointments at Monash Health and Latrobe Regional Hospital, where he consults in general nephrology, dialysis and renal transplant clinics. He also has private practices in Warragul, Maribyrnong and Springvale and is happy to be contacted at any time for advice or referrals.

Dr Derk Pol

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Dr Pol completed his post graduate medical degree locally at Monash University in Churchill. He completed his basic physician training at Monash Health, he then went on to complete his advanced training in cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and MonashHeart. Derk is currently completing an additional fellowship in interventional cardiology at MonashHeart. Derk has an interest in general cardiology, acute coronary syndrome and hopes to one day provide an acute cardiac service for myocardial infarctions for regional patients, at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Dr Pol has published peer reviewed research in both Australian and international journals in addition to presenting his work at national cardiology conferences.

Dr Pol practices at Maryvale Private Hospital, Latrobe Regional Hospital and MonashHeart – Monash Medical Centre.

Derk in his spare time likes to stay fit and active with running and cycling. He previously played for Yallourn North Football Club as an unexceptional ruckman. He also considers himself a bit of a “car”diologist and on the weekends can be found tinkering in the shed, on anything with a motor.