ALL SPECIALTIES

April 12, 2021 5:18 pm | Morwell, Victoria 3840

Dr Sarmistha (Sami) Choudhuri

Dr Choudhuri is a consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with extensive experience in this field of medicine spanning almost twenty years. This experience is enriched by working in the UK, India, UAE and different tertiary hospitals of Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. She has also thoroughly enjoyed caring for women in the North West of regional Tasmania while working as a private Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for three years.Apart from gaining training in the UK, Dr Choudhuri worked as a Fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine in tertiary Westmead Hospital of Sydney for a year and in Gynaecology Oncology in Sunshine Hospital. She took a leadership role in running an out-patient hysteroscopy unit in Royal Hobart Hospital.Various Gynaecological conditions managed by Dr Choudhuri include menstrual disorders, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS, contraceptive issues, chronic pelvic pain, vulvo-vaginal disorders, prolapse and urinary incontinence, cervical screening abnormalities. She offers abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies, pelvic floor repair surgeries, sacrospinous fixation and TVT for SUI inselected patients. She is experienced in laparoscopic surgeries of various Gynaecological conditions including management of ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, AFS stage III endometriosis, infertility.Dr Choudhuri loves to visit different places around the world and learn different languages. She also enjoys gardening and is a regular visitor/ member at the sale community garden.Dr Choudhuri  consults and operates at Maryvale Private Hospital

Dr Derk Pol

Interactive Referral Form Argus link activeDr 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.https://www.gippslandcardiology.com.au/ 

Mr Trung Pham

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Mr Shekib Shahbaz

Mr Shekib Shahbaz accepts all patients requiring urological management.Mr. Shahbaz is actively involved in teaching, research and ongoing personal professional development.He is widely travelled and lived in numerous countries.His compassionate approach and cultural awareness sees him well liked by patients of all ages and backgrounds.Mr. Shahbaz provides a complete urology service with the highest quality of care.His main areas of interest are:
  • Management of Urological Stone Disease (medical, laser, ESWL, PCNL)
  • Laparoscopy (nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, adrenal)
  • Open oncological surgery (prostate, kidney, testicular, bladder, ureter, adrenal)
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Voiding difficulties and BPH (medical, TURP, laser, prostate surgery and uro-lift)
  • Penile prosthesis and incontinence surgery management

Dr Cecil Hor

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Dr Anthony Boers

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Dr Shaun Yo

Dr. Shaun Yo MBBS (Hons.) FRACPMy name is Shaun and I am a Respiratory and Sleep physician. I consult at Maryvale Private Hospital and I also provide telehealth consultations. I perform both inpatient and home based sleep studies at Maryvale. In Melbourne, I consult in Bentleigh and have public appointments at Monash Health and The Alfred Hospital. I have special interests and expertise in asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and the investigation of lung nodules and lesions. I am also experienced in the management of sleep apnoea and other sleep disorders.Throughout my career I have strived to do my best. I graduated top of my medical class at Monash University in 2011 and was awarded the Gold Medal. In 2015 I achieved the highest score in the FRACP examination. I completed my training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine through The Alfred Hospital and Monash Health. I gained further experience by completing a training fellowship in pulmonary hypertension at Toronto General Hospital, one the largest centres in North America. I was awarded a competitive scholarship from the Toronto General Hospital Foundation.Accreditation for sleep studies at Maryvale Private Hospital, South Eastern Private Hospital and Epworth Hospital. Accreditation for Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) at Monash Health and Epworth Hospital. Professional affiliation with Monash Health and The Alfred Hospital.

Dr Barton Jennings

My name is Barton and I am a specialist in Lung Disease and Sleep Disorders.I am inspired to help as many people as possible maximize their quality of life through achieving healthy lungs and sound sleep. At school and university, I always had a desire to help other people. Breathing and good quality sleep can sometimes be taken for granted but when there is a problem it causes significant distress. I now feel so grateful to be able to help people who may have disease affecting their lungs, breathing and sleep.I live in Melbourne with my wife, Leah. We were married in Metung, Victoria which remains a special place to us. We have two terrific young boys who keep us busy and highly entertained. I love sport and am a keen tennis player and golfer. I also love to watch cricket and footy at the MCG and barrack for the Demons.I am the Director of Lung Cancer and Bronchoscopy at Monash Health and chair the Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team Meeting.I have special interest and expertise in the investigation of lung lesions and the management of patients with lung cancer. I perform bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) at Monash, Cabrini and Epworth Hospitals.I graduated from Medicine at Monash University in 2002. My specialist training was completed at Monash Medical Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital. During my training I took time to gain further experience in cardiology research in Oxford, UK. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians was gained in 2010. In 2011, I completed a clinical fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology and Lung Cancer management at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. I completed my Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney in 2012 and am active in clinical research.

Dr Tim Cheung

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Dr Beryl Tan

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Mr Raminder Dhillon

Dr Raminder Dhillon graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand and went on to specialise in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery where he trained in NZ and Melbourne. He currently holds positions as a consultant specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Austin Hospital, Monash Health and Eastern Health in Melbourne and is involved in training and supervising trainee plastic surgeons.Raminder was a recipient of the Australian and NZ Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS/NZAPS) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Award and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship. He completed a Microsurgery Research Fellowship in 2010 at The Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).His main areas of interest is in reconstructive surgery and microsurgery, especially in the field of head and neck surgery and hand surgery and a major part of his practice involves reconstructive work with surgeons and specialists from other specialties such as ENT, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Dermatology to treat complex problems. Raminder’s passion is to restore form and function by performing plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, hand and body and he is actively involved in volunteer plastic surgery through Interplast.He founded Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Melbourne (PRSM), a private practice that specialises in various aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery as well as cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation in collaboration with the other plastic surgeons listed in the practice. At PRSM we aim to offer the best possible care in treating various problems with surgeons in the practice who have subspecialty interest in different areas of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Raminder consults and operates at Maryvale Private Hospital.

Dr Anthony Boers

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Dr David Ogilvy

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Dr Asmita Mankeshwar

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Dr Emily Kotschet

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Mr Malcolm Thomas

Malcolm Thomas is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 30 years experience. He has been working in Gippsland since 1994, operating at Maryvale Private Hospital, Latrobe Regional, and West Gippsland Hospitals, and more recently, Central Gippsland Hospital. He has a practice which treats both adult and paediatric patients for elective and trauma surgeries. His interests include complex hip, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle procedures.He graduated from Monash University with Honours in 1983, completing his residency at Prince Henry’s Hospital, Melbourne. His orthopaedic training was undertaken at The Royal Melbourne, Royal Hobart, Box Hill and The Austin Hosptials. He completed  fellowships in foot and ankle surgery in Baltimore, USA in 1992, and at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio, USA in 1993. Mr Thomas continues to expand his knowledge by regularly attending conferences, both domestically and internationally. He also visits the operating rooms of renown surgeons from around the world, including the  USA, Northern Ireland, and France.Mr Thomas has recently completed nine years on the Board of Examiners in Orthopaedics, which involves examining trainee doctors to become fully qualified surgeons under the auspices of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is passionate in teaching junior doctors, and won the 2019 award for outstanding teaching, given by the Victorian branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.Mr Thomas is trained in the Navio robotics-assisted total knee replacement offered at Maryvale Private Hospital.Personal interests include family, marathon running, travel, reading and cooking. He also loves his pet dog, Sebastian.

Mr Jonathan Robin

MBBS (Hons), MD, FRACS, FAOrthAJonathan is an Australian fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with national and international experience. Mr Robin has sub-specialist expertise in knee and hip surgery and has completed two prestigious international knee fellowships in Bristol (UK) and Lyon (France). In particular, Jonathan has developed a special interest in treating patients with knee arthritis, hip arthritis, patella instability and sports knee injuries. More recently Jonathan has utilised robotics in joint replacements to help optimise his patients results from this technology. Mr Robin has published many peer-reviewed journal papers, presented at conferences nationally and internationally and mentors students and orthopaedic registrars.Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Member of the ISAKOS and ESSKA

Mr Peter Rehfisch

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Mr George Owen

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Mr Ilan Freedman

Mr Ilan Freedman is a Melbourne and International Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Direct Anterior Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement and Patient-Specific 3D-printed Instrument (PSI) Partial and Total Knee Replacement. Mr Freedman trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Australia and then received a prestigious scholarship from the European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology to undertake fellowship training at Clinique du Sport in Paris, France with leading international hip surgeon, Dr Frederic Laude.Mr Freedman also completed a second international fellowship at the internationally renowned Hip Preservation Unit in Warwick, UK where he was involved in the treatment of professional athletes, such as English Premier League footballers and Olympic Athletes.Mr Freedman is pleased to be the first surgeon to bring Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement to the Gippsland area. Mr Freedman consults at Maryvale Private, in Warragul and in Melbourne.

Mr Ben Brooker

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Mr Stephen Hookey

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Mr Joseph Gunn

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Dr Mehrnoosh (Nu) Dastaran

Mehrnoosh (Nu) is a Victorian-trained Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. She has undergone fellowships in craniofacial, orthognathic and trauma surgery. She is a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Melbourne. She also supervises and teaches Victorian oral and maxillofacial surgeons in training. She works at The Royal Melbourne and Royal Dental Hospitals, and in private practice in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Special interests include corrective jaw surgery, craniofacial trauma, dentoalveolar surgery, implantology and facial aesthetics.Nu’s technical ability is complemented by her holistic and empathetic approach to patient care. She works closely with dentists and other specialists to provide the best possible tailored treatment options.Whilst from London originally, Nu is proud to call Victoria home. In her spare time, she enjoys classical ballet and loves exploring the outdoors.Specialist Oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery Batchelor of Dentistry Master of Philosophy Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Oral and Maxillofacial surgery) Diploma of Head and Neck Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons, England) Australia and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Member)

Dr Suheb Ahmed

Dr Suheb Ahmed is an ‘Eye Surgeon’ or ophthalmologist who completed his undergraduate and specialist training from Scotland. At Maryvale Private Hospital he specialises in Cataract surgery, Pterygium and Glaucoma management.  He offers the latest in cataract surgery techniques and the latest in intraocular lenses. He is a high volume surgeon and his safety record is exceptional.He also offers the latest in minimally invasive glaucoma procedures (MIGS) and was the first in Gippsland to offer it. Maryvale Hospital was the first and currently the only hospital in Gippsland where you can have MIGS procedures. This is part of the commitment of MPH to offer the best and latest treatments to local patients without needing to travel far.Dr Ahmed offers to suitable patients:
  • No needle anaesthesia if required
  • No Pain – Numbing anaesthetic drops
  • No Sutures – Keyhole surgery
  • In addition, sedation is available from a specialist anaesthetist so there really is no need to worry.
Dr Ahmed is committed to public service and is the head of department at Northern Health, a major health provider in Melbourne. He is passionate about improving access to care both in Australia and in the developing world. He has introduced and expanded numerous services around Victoria and is working on projects further afield.He is committed to the service of his Gippsland patients consulting and operating at Maryvale Private Hospital as well as offering public surgery at Neerim Health and Bairnsdale Regional Health Service.

Dr Sachin Joshi

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Dr Anuradha Sarkar

Dr Anamitra Sarkar completed her MBBS in 1984 with Honours in Gynaecology & Obstetrics.  Then pursued a career in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the Irish Republic where completed her Diploma and proceeded to do Specialist Training in this Specialty and completed a FRCOG in 1998. Anu’s training encompassed various positions in Ireland and U.K where she worked several years to gain more experience.Anu then emigrated to Australia in 2002 and worked at Monash and attained the FRANZCOG in 2004 from the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist’s.Anu has been employed as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist since 2005 in Gippsland providing services to Bairnsdale Regional Hospital, Central Gippsland Health and is consulting and operating at Maryvale Private Hospital.Qualifications:Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery-MBBSDiploma in Obstetrics- Royal College of Physicians IrelandFellow of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists- FRCOG ( Lond)Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists- FRANZCOGProfessional Affiliations:Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & GynaecologistsFellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & GynaecologistsSenior Lecturer- Monash Rural SchoolMember- Australian Endoscopic Gynaecological Society Member- Urogynaecological Society of AustraliasiaMember – Australian Colposcopic SocietyMember- Australian Menopause Society

Dr Haider Najjar

Dr Haider Najjar is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist who graduated in Medicine in 1992. He completed Obstetrics and Gynaecology training at Monash Medical Centre, where he also went on to complete a Fellowship in advanced Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive surgery. During his time training at Monash, he received the Young Scientists Award from the International Menopause Society for his research in Premature Menopause. Dr Najjar was also awarded the Travelling Fellowship by the Australian Gynaecology Endoscopic Society for his work conducting laparoscopic training workshops for registrars.Dr Najjar’s particular niche of clinical interest is Fertility Surgery and complex laparoscopic procedures, especially those utilising single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and also robotic surgery. He is the pioneer of SILS procedures in Australia and internationally and one of the few practitioners who utilise advanced robotic surgical technology. Patients can be confident that they will benefit from the range of improved outcomes including cosmetic appearance with this surgical approach as opposed to conventional surgical procedures.As a principle Fertility Specialist at Melbourne IVF for over a decade, he understands the complexities of infertility and provides an individualised approach to his care and management for his patients. His major forte of expertise in surgical management of infertility includes advanced laparoscopic surgery and management of endometriosis and fibroids.Dr Najjar has worked in the Monash Health service for over 20 years and been a consultant for the last 13 years. His private practice is based at Mount Waverley, but he also consults from Malvern, Berwick and Maryvale.https://www.mivf.com.au/specialists/melbourne-ivf-doctors/dr-haider-najjar 

Dr Abdul-Rauf ‘Wale’ Ibraheem

MBBS, FRANZCOGDr Abdul-Rauf Ibraheem (Wale), is a Specialist as well as generalist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with both overseas and Australian experience.My area of interest encompasses pre-pregnancy, pregnancy care (including high risk obstetrics and complex delivery) and General gynaecology conditions such as menstrual irregularities, contraception, PCOS, pelvic pain, prolapse and minimally invasive gynaecological procedures.I moved to Australia in 2004 having worked in different countries overseas. In the course of obtaining the fellowship of Royal Australia and New Zealand college of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, I trained in many regional and tertiary institutions in Tasmania and Victoria, including, but not limited to, Launceston General Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital, Monash Medical Centre and Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne (Sandringham campus).Having worked in many hospitals across Australian states, following my Australian Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, I understand the need of our women both in rural, regional, and metropolitan cities. My overseas experience, coupled with my Australian experience from regional and tertiary centres, equipped me with my holistic approach to my patient management.My Focus is about providing efficient, evidence based and most logical care to the women with the hope of getting women back to their daily life activities as soon as practicable, being the backbone of every family.I derived joy in impacting knowledge; thus, my involvement in the teaching of our future medical doctors through Monash University as well as training the RANZCOG trainee during their rotations through Latrobe Regional Hospital.My leisure hours are spent with my lovely family (my wife and two children) cooking, helping my children in their school activities and having fun.

Dr Pam Cardoza

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Mr David Scott

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Mr Anamitra Sarkar

MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery) FRCS (Edin), FRACSMr Anamitra Sarkar completed his MBBS with honours in 1981 and then attained his Master’s Degree in Surgery. Following this he gained higher surgical training in the UK and Ireland and becam a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Anamitra worked in general surgery in UK and Ireland gaining further surgical experience and training for the next ten years.Anamitra emigrated to Australis in 2001 and attained the FRACS from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Australia. He has been employed as a Consultant Surgeon and has worked in Gippsland and Melbourne for the past twenty years both public and private hospital.Anamitra’s training with over thirty years of surgical experience has enabled him to obtain a wide exposure to every aspect of general surgery and it’s related subspecialties. This experience has been gained in India as well as the UK, Ireland and Australia. In addition to the extensive experience he has had in gastrointestinal surgery, he has also had training in biliary, endocrine, vascular, paediatric and urological surgery. In addition he has extensive experience in endoscopy and performs a high volume of colonoscopy and gastroscopies along with polypectomies and procedure for colorectal and gastric haemorrhage. Below are some of the surgical operations Anamitra routinely performs in his regular workload.Procedures:Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, Endocrine Surgery, Endoscopy, General Surgery & Vascular.

Mr Neil Jayasuriya

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Mr Midhat Ghali

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Mr David Chan

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Mr Gordon Arthur

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Mr Adrian Aitken

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Dr Charles Luiz

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A/Prof Chris Mills

LLM(MHlth&MedLaw) MCHSM AMICDA AFAIM ANZAMM AFRACMA FRACP                                                                                         Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist, General Physician

Chris is a Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist and Specialist General Physician, holding Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Originally from Victoria, and with a strong desire to serve rural communities, Chris provides world-class medical expertise to Gippslanders, close to home.

After completing medicine in South Australia, Chris returned home to complete specialist training with Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Warragul Hospital, Bendigo Hospital and The Austin, before completing sub-specialty endoscopic training at The Northern and the world-renown Victorian Liver Transplant and Australasian Intestinal Transplant Services based at The Austin. Chris has been extensively trained by world-leaders in interventional endoscopic techniques.

Chris offers general gastroenterology and endoscopy services, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy (Pill Cam), however has a special interest and sub-specialty training in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS).

Chris maintains an active general medical and extensive gastroenterology practice and will see all referrals, including patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Functional Gut Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Liver Disorders and a vast array of general medical problems, including patients referred that require inpatient management at Warragul Hospital, Neerim South Hospital and Maryvale Private Hospital.

Chris strongly believes in offering patients a comprehensive and multidisciplinary specialist service. He strongly advocates for complete patient care that can be best achieved through collaboration with surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals working together in a cohesive single group.

Chris maintains an active teaching appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine with The University of Melbourne and Monash University, having published more than 25 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. During his spare time, Chris enjoys tending to his 80-acre beef cattle farm in Neerim South, with his partner, young son and baby daughter.

Dr Mort Fitzgerald

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Mr Nathan Hayward

B.MedSci M.B.,B.S (Hons) DipSurgAnat FRACS (OHNS)Mr Nathan Hayward is an Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) with comprehensive training in all aspects of general adult and paediatric ENT Surgery. In addition, he has completed further sub-specialty training in the surgical management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Snoring and Sleep Disordered Breathing in children and adults. He is one of very few surgeons in Australia to have undertaken expert training in Sleep Surgery. Further information regarding his practice in Sleep Surgery can be found at www.melbournesleepsurgery.com.au.Nathan completed his medical training at The University of Sydney, graduating with Honours. Following Internship, Surgical residency, and a period of accredited training in General Surgery he was successful in gaining entry onto the training program for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – rotating through major Victorian Hospitals.Dr Hayward is an invited speaker at International and National meetings (involving his sub-specialty interest in Sleep Surgery) and is author/co-author on several peer reviewed publications. He is dedicated to the progress of his field through research and innovation.Dr Hayward holds a public hospital appointment at Monash Health as a Consultant Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgeon and is committed to the education and guidance of training junior doctors and surgeons. Nathan sees private patients at ENT Specialists Group locations – Heidelberg, Hawthorn and the City. He operates privately at several metropolitan locations and visits regional centres regularly. Nathan consults and operates at Maryvale Private Hospital.Nathan welcomes referrals for all ENT conditions. He is committed to providing comprehensive specialist care to his patients, and is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes possible for all.When away from work Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and young family, trying to stay fit and cheering on the Hawks.

Dr Upasna Pratap

Dr Upasna Pratap (Paz) graduated from the University of Tasmania with First Class Honours in 2006.  She completed her training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, in 2013 becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).Following this, she undertook a Fellowship in Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery specialising in nose & sinus surgery, complex rhinoplasty and trans-nasal surgery into the intracranial cavity in Melbourne.  She then completed a second Fellowship in London in Head and Neck Surgery specialising in benign and malignant conditions of the head and neck, including thyroid disease.Her current public appointments include the Alfred Hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Eastern Health.Dr Pratap consults in Warragul once a week and operates in both Warragul and Maryvale.  Routine ENT procedures such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, grommets, nose and sinus surgery and basic head and neck surgery is undertaken here.  She has the ability to care for patients in a Metropolitan setting if more complex, multi-disciplinary care is required.  This includes the ability to add patients directly on to the waiting list if required.Dr Pratap herself is originally the small township of St Marys in Tasmania where she completed her primary and secondary education and hence has an understanding of the rewards and challenges of life in a rural or regional setting.Undergraduate QualificationsBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of SurgeryGraduated with First Class Honours in 2006Ear Nose and Throat Training (5 years)Rotated through the major hospitals in Victoria
  • The Royal Childrens Hospital
  • Monash
  • The Alfred
  • Barwon Health (Geelong)
  • The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
 Sub-specialty Fellowships
  • Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
 Public Appointments:
  • The Alfred Hospital
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Eastern Health

Mr Adnan Safdar

M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S., F.R.A.C.S. (ORL-HNS)

Mr Safdar received his basic surgical training in Ireland. He was then admitted as a Specialist registrar in the Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery training program of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He obtained his Post Graduate diploma in Otolaryngology from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Following this he completed two Fellowships in Head and Neck surgery at Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, Western Hospital and Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne. Mr Safdar was admitted to The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons section of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in 2008.  Mr Safdar has had several publications and has presented papers at both local and international meetings in his speciality. His most recent publication was in the Head and Neck Journal in September 2013.Mr Safdar has been actively involved in teaching Medical students, Nurses and registrars. He also has a continued interest in learning new techniques and improving his surgical skills for which he attends several conferences and courses each year.Mr Safdar has also been part of a team of ENT surgeons visiting Cambodia for the last three years performing free ear surgery.His  scope of practice spans the full length and breadth of the specialty of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck surgery. He has a special interest in both benign and malignant  pathology of the head and neck, ear disease, snoring and paediatric otolaryngology.  

Dr David Scott

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Dr Amir Safe

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Dr Julian Rong

Julian lives and breathes the local area. He is passionate about improving the disparity of specialist care between metro and rural communities. He is a keen learner and educator. He enjoys gardening and the outdoors. And he does a bit of gastroenterology and hepatology.Julian is a Fellow of Royal Australian College of PhysiciansMember Gastroenterological Society of Australia and Recertified EndoscopistAdjunct Lecturer Monash Universityhttp://www.gippslandgastro.com.au/our-team/ 

A/Prof Chris Mills

BM BS BAppSci BEng GCertClinEd GDipBiostats MBA JD LLM(MHlth&MedLaw) MCHSM AMICDA AFAIM ANZAMM AFRACMA FRACP

Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist & General Physician

Chris is a Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist and Specialist General Physician, holding Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Originally from Victoria, and with a strong desire to serve rural communities, Chris provides world-class medical expertise to Gippslanders, close to home.

After completing medicine in South Australia, Chris returned home to complete specialist training with Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Warragul Hospital, Bendigo Hospital and The Austin, before completing sub-specialty endoscopic training at The Northern and the world-renown Victorian Liver Transplant and Australasian Intestinal Transplant Services based at The Austin. Chris has been extensively trained by world-leaders in interventional endoscopic techniques.

Chris offers general gastroenterology and endoscopy services, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy (Pill Cam), however has a special interest and sub-specialty training in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS).

Chris maintains an active general medical and extensive gastroenterology practice and will see all referrals, including patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Functional Gut Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Liver Disorders and a vast array of general medical problems, including patients referred that require inpatient management at Warragul Hospital, Neerim South Hospital and Maryvale Private Hospital.

Chris strongly believes in offering patients a comprehensive and multidisciplinary specialist service. He strongly advocates for complete patient care that can be best achieved through collaboration with surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals working together in a cohesive single group.

Chris maintains an active teaching appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine with The University of Melbourne and Monash University, having published more than 25 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. During his spare time, Chris enjoys tending to his 80-acre beef cattle farm in Neerim South, with his partner, young son and baby daughter.

Dr Mort Fitzgerald

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Dr Andrew Young

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Dr Tuhuy Tran

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Dr Jemima Roberts (Paediatrics)

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Dr Laura Selkrig

Interactive Referral FormArgus link active Laura is a Non-Interventional Cardiologist and partner of Gippsland Cardiology Services. Laura holds public appointments at The Alfred and Latrobe Regional Hospital. In addition to general cardiology, she has a special interest in valvular heart disease and heart failure. Having grown up in regional Victoria and undertook her medical training in Gippsland has been important to her professionally and personally to work regionally. Laura graduated from medical school in 2012 and was recognised for her academic achievement with presentation of the AMA Award. Laura completed basic Physician training at The Alfred and was fortunate enough to receive the Alfred Health Integrity Award in 2014. Laura completed specialist training and undertook an Echocardiography Fellowship at The Alfred.Laura is excited to be able to provide a local echocardiography service in the Gippsland region including stress echocardiography and transoesphageal echocardiography.                    https://www.gippslandcardiology.com.au/               

Dr David McMahon

David is a true local Gippslander based at Rosedale Family Dental since its opening in 2016. David has over 35 years of clinical experience in the area including previously owning his own successful dental practice in Traralgon. David originally completed his dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 1982. David has a focus on education and improving oral health. David and his team have been operating under general anesthetic for dental treatments at Maryvale Private hospital for many years. David is a keen musician with the guitar being his instrument of choice. He also is a keen parachutist. As a resident of East Gippsland, David has a farming mind and a rural background.

Dr Choong Chai

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