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Mr Saleh
Abbas

Specialty

General Surgery

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

I am a General Surgeon with subspecialty in surgery of the pancreas, liver, gall bladder and bile duct.

Trained as a General surgeon FRACS, with Doctor of Medicine Uni of Auckland, with subspecialty training in surgery of the liver and the pancreas. ANZHPBA Fellow.

I am also a laparoscopic surgeon with a wide spectrum of expertise including laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic adrenal, spleen, pancreas and gall bladder surgery.

My particular interest is cancers of the liver and metastatic bowel cancer and pancreatic tumours and cancers of the gall bladder and the bile duct.

Consulting Address

Geelong Gastrointestinal Surgery
Suite 6.6
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBCHB

Dr Reem
Al Hanna

Specialty

Rehabilitation

Clinical Institute

P: +61 3 5271 7800
F: +61 3 5271 7797

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Dr Reem Al Hanna is a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine. She graduated with honours from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2005. In 2010, she commenced her training Rehabilitation Medicine in NSW and obtained the Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2015.

Dr Al Hanna trained in several leading rehabilitation units/hospitals in Sydney including Spinal Injury Unit, Royal Rehab; Brian Injury Unit, Westmead Hospital and Nepean Hospital . She has relocated to Geelong to join our dynamic team at Epworth Geelong.

Her special interests include neurological rehabilitation and acquired brain injury.

Consulting Address

Epworth Geelong
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • LRCP & SI MB BCh BAO (Hons.) RCSI
  • FAFRM (RACP)

Dr Alan
Appelbe

Specialty

Cardiology

Clinical Institute

P: +61 3 5271 8621
F: +61 3 5271 8620
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Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Dr Appelbe is a cardiologist with special interest in echocardiography, particularly valvular heart disease. He graduated in 1983 and completed undergraduate training at the Royal Melbourne and Alfred hospitals before spending two years at Emory University in USA doing post graduate training and research in echocardiography. He has been part of the Geelong medical community for over 20 years and introduced stress echo and transoesophageal echo to Geelong.

Consulting Address

Heart Health Geelong
Suite 6.7
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBBS

Dr Irina
Astrakhantseva

Specialty

Rehabilitation

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Dr Irina Astrakhantseva is a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician who graduated from AFRM (RACP) in 2014. She commenced her career in Australia as a health medical officer at Barwon Health in Geelong in 2007. She trained in the major rehabilitation hospitals around Melbourne and has worked as a Rehabilitation specialist in a number of private and public hospitals around Victoria.

Dr Astrakhantseva has experience in wide range of the rehabilitation areas including musculoskeletal and neuro rehabilitation, rehabilitation after spinal cord and brain injury; amputee, re-conditioning and oncology rehabilitation. Dr Astrakhantseva dedicated to providing high quality rehabilitation care with open communication, compassion and sensitivity to cultural and individual patients needs.

Consulting Address

Epworth Geelong
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBBS (Russia)
  • AMC (Australia)
  • FAFRM (RACP)

Prof Eugene
Athan

Specialty

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Institute

P: +61 3 4215 1396

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Professor Athan is Professor of Medicine, Conjoint, School of Medicine Deakin University and Director, Department of Infectious Disease, Barwon Health.

He is also Chair Health Care Infections group ASID and co-founder of the Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID). He is the health advisor to the Cotton On Foundation and MSF.

Consulting Address

Dept of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health
Bellarine Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • MD
  • FRACP
  • MPH

Dr Jodie
Benson

Specialty

Obstetrics
Gynaecology

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Jodie studied Medicine at The University of Melbourne and commenced her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash Medical Centre. Jodie completed her advanced training in Ireland, working at the Cork University Maternity Hospital where 10,000 babies are born each year. Jodie was elevated to Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2011. On her return to Australia, Jodie commenced work in Warrnambool in the same community where she grew up. Jodie moved to Geelong in 2012. Having initially worked full time at the University Hospital Geelong, Jodie is currently a VMO and is actively involved in the teaching of junior doctors and medical students. Jodie also sits on the Stillbirth subcommittee of the Consultative Council of Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity at the Victorian Department of Health. Jodie lives in Geelong with her two daughters.

Consulting Address

Geelong Maternity Group
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • O&G Specialist Training
  • Advanced training

Dr Pia
Bernardi

Specialty

Colorectal Surgery
General Surgery

Clinical Institute

P: +61 3 5271 7278
F: +61 3 5271 7232

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Dr Pia Bernardi is a colorectal surgeon with comprehensive experience in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders and anorectal pathology. Her special interests include laparoscopic surgery, transanal minimally invasive techniques, assessment (including endoanal ultrasound and manometry) and management of pelvic floor dysfunction including sacral nerve stimulation, and colonoscopy.

Consulting Address

Aurora Surgical
Suite 2.2
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • BSc, University of Melbourne, 1998
  • CSSANZ

Dr Adam
Broad

Specialty

Medical Oncology

Clinical Institute

P: +61 3 5271 7654
F: +61 3 5271 7652

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Consulting Address

Geelong Cancer Physicians
Suite 6.5
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBBS FRACP

Mr Andrew
Byrne

Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Institute

P: +61 3 5271 7955
F: +61 3 4344 0626

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Consulting Address

The Bone Doctor
Suite 6.4, Level 6
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • M.B., B.S.s
  • F.R.A.C.S
  • F.A.Orth.AS

Dr David
Campbell

Specialty

Medical Oncology

Clinical Institute

P: +61 3 5271 7654
F: +61 3 5271 7652
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Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Consulting Address

Geelong Cancer Physicians
Suite 6.5
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBBS FRACP

Mr Tim
Connolly

Specialty

Ear Nose and Throat - Otolaryngology

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Tim is an ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgeon who lives on the Surf Coast with his young family. He studied in Victoria and has completed advanced post fellowship training in America.

He is highly experienced in head and neck cancer, thyroid and salivary conditions, robotic surgery, nasal and sinus surgery. He also enjoys general and paediatric ENT. He is committed to multidisciplinary care via his public hospital appointments at Geelong and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.

He looks forward to providing a timely, caring and compassionate ENT service to his patients and referring GPs.

Consulting Address

Epworth Geelong
Suite 6.3
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • MS
  • Head & Neck Oncology, Microvascular Fellowship

Dr Damien
Daniel

Specialty

Rehabilitation

Clinical Institute

P: 03 5271 8462
F: 03 5271 8461
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Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Dr Damien Daniel is a Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist who has sub-specialised in the management of persistent pain conditions. He has extensive training and experience in pain medicine, both during his registrar training and as a specialist. Damien graduated from the University of Queensland School of Medicine in 2003 and completed his Rehabilitation Medicine specialist training in 2014. He has recently relocated from Queensland with his young family to join the Pain Matrix team.

Most recently he was the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation Services at St Vincent's Private Hospital in Toowoomba, where he successfully established the first private inpatient rehabilitation service on the Darling Downs. He was also a Medical Co-Director of the Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service and staff specialist at the Metro South Persistent Pain Service in Brisbane, as well as a senior lecturer and examiner at the University of Queensland's School of Medicine.

Originally training in anaesthetics, Damien himself suffered a severe orthopaedic multi-trauma in 2008. Some 40 surgeries and 15 months of rehabilitation later he returned to work as a doctor. Inspired by his experience as a patient, he chose to train in rehabilitation medicine. In addition to a great passion for working in multidisciplinary teams to help people achieve their rehabilitation goals, Damien really has "walked" in his patient's shoes. He likes to share this experience and understanding with his patients and their families, to inspire them to a life of greater knowledge, function, Independence and productivity.

Consulting Address

Pain Matrix
Suite 1
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBBS