Our visiting specialists team
Dr Samer Noaman - Cardiologist

Dr Samer Noaman completed his advanced cardiology training in Melbourne at Western Health

and Alfred Hospital. He has a particular interest in coronary arterial disease and is appointed

as an honorary cardiologist at the Alfred and Western Health.

He is currently conducting his doctoral research with the University of Melbourne, investigating

protective treatments in myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) as well as novel investigations in

the catheterisation lab. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at multiple

national and international conferences.  His specialty interests include General cardiology consultations in Niddrie & Sunbury, and coronary arterial disease.  He speak English & Arabic

Dr Alvin Cham - General Surgeon

Mr Alvin Cham is a specialist Breast, Endocrine and Laparoscopic surgeon who is known for his commitment to minimally invasive surgery and outstanding patient care.

Mr Cham specialises in a wide range of procedures, including breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, obesity surgery, laparoscopic intra-abdominal procedures and complex hernia operations.

In addition to English, Mr Cham also speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. Patients who prefer to speak in either of these languages are most welcome to do so during their consultations.

Mr James Huang - Urologist

 

Mr James Huang is a consultant urological surgeon who is skilled in general urology, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery.  James graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours, and completed urology training in Victoria, obtaining his Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Thereafter, he completed an additional Sub-Specialty Fellowship in Urological Oncology at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada, where he received additional training in all aspects of major oncology and minimally invasive treatment of cancers with advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. James is committed to providing individualised patient care, with an emphasis on patient engagement and prompt communication with GPs to ensure coordinated care.

Ms Nam Anavekar - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Upon completion of her training, Ms Anavekar undertook an overseas fellowship in

both Switzerland and France. This was directed at gaining further experience and

a broader perspective in the fields of maxillofacial surgery, head and neck surgery,

rhinoplasty and aesthetic surgery. During this time, she had the opportunity to work

with internationally renowned surgeons including Pr Bernard Devauchelle and Pr

Sylvie Testelin, who were responsible for the first face transplant.

Throughout Ms Anavekar’s surgical career, she has maintained a keen interest in

research, having published numerous articles in plastic surgical journals, as well as

textbook chapters.

Dr Latika Cilly - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr. Latika Cilly is an obstetrician and gynaecologist based in Melbourne.

Dr. Latika is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

(RCOG)UK, Member of Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

(ASCCP), Member of Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES),

Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and

Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

Her areas of interest are high risk obstetrics and minimal invasive surgery (also known

as keyhole surgery). She also has expertise in management of abnormal PAP Smears,

Colposcopy, abnormal uterine bleeding and family planning.

Latika is fluent in four languages and can provide consultation in English, Hindi,

Marathi and Tamil. She has worked across three different continents including the

United Kingdom and Asia which helps her understand various cultural subtleties. She

is empathetic and compassionate towards her patients.

Latika is mother to a young boy and outside of work enjoys travelling, reading and

music.

Mr Hai Bui - General & Laparoscopic, Upper GI Surgeon, Endoscopist.

Mr Hai Bui is a general surgeon with an interest in minimally-invasive and laparoscopic surgery.  His areas of specialty is in upper GI conditions including gastric and oesophageal cancers, GORD and bariatric surgery. He also routinely performs laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repairs, perianal surgery, carpal tunnel release, varicose vein surgery, circumcision, vasectomy, skin lesions and ingrown toenails surgery. Mr Bui is also a consultant surgeon at the Western Health and the Werribee Mercy Hospital. He operates privately out of Western Private Hospital, John Fawkner Private Hospital and Epworth Hospital.

 

Mr Bui graduated from Melbourne University Medical School in 1996. He obtained his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2006. Mr Bui is committed to providing a prompt and accessible surgical service to GPs for both their public and privately insured patients.

Dr Abed Azizi-Gastroenterologist

Dr. Azizi forms an integral part of our team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Abed obtained his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2004, continuing his education by completing his physician’s training at Royal Brisbane Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital, obtaining his FRACP in 2011. He has completed his Gastroenterology and Hepatology training in Sydney Australia, with an Advanced Endoscopy fellowship from Bankstown Hospital, Sydney.

As an academic physician, Abed is published in the research literature and travels regularly to national and international conferences and workshops, some on invitation to lecture. He holds professional memberships with GESA, ASGE, RACP and AHPRA.

Abed is fluent in the Arabic and English languages, enjoys playing soccer, hiking and running in his spare time with an overall commitment and interest in health and fitness.

Dr Ming Ong - Consultant Haematologist

After graduating from the University of Melbourne and completing physician training, Dr Ong completed both clinical and laboratory haematology training through Alfred Health, Monash Hospital and Western Health. She is interested in general haematology including a range of malignant and benign conditions.

Dr Ming Ong's area of specialist clinical practice includes:

  • Clotting Disorders

  • Benign and Malignant Haematology

Mr Iman Bayat & Mr David Goh - Vascular Surgeons

Yarra Vascular Surgeons is an exciting new group vascular surgery practice that is unique in Melbourne. The two founding surgeons Mr Iman Bayat & Mr David Goh are both highly trained and qualified to provide the best up to date treatment in Vascular & Endovascular surgery. They are passionate about providing the highest level of care for their patients and believe a team approach is vital in establishing the best continuity of care for vascular patients.

Both Iman & David trained together in Melbourne and maintain excellent professional and social relationships, sharing a common goal to build and run a world class vascular practice with teamwork at its core.

 

Dr Chatwell Habana - Paediatrician

Dr Chatwell Habana completed university studies at  University College Dublin, Ireland. He is a  Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Paediatrics & child Health). He offers general paediatric medical services for children from zero to 18 years of age. His special interest is in developmental disability and paediatric physical rehabilitation. 

 

He enjoys interacting with families and is passionate about health advocacy. His experience includes working in Paediatrics at tertiary hospitals both in Ireland and Australia. He started his Paediatric training in Dublin at Temple Street Children’s Hospital followed by Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Chatwell completed his paediatric training in Australia through Westmead Childrens Hospital, Sydney Childrens Hospital and Royal Childrens Hospital(RCH). Also spending time in paediatric departments at Bundaberg, Dubbo and Lismore. He also spent 2 years with the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS ) developing his rehabilitation skills.

 

Dr Habana enjoys a number of active hobbies including bush walking and off road driving, as well as interests in painting and music. He is also kept busy outside medicine by his three young children.

Mr Matt Barnes - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Matt Barnes is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in the treatment of hip and knee conditions. Mr Barnes has been awarded several prestigious international fellowships, gaining further knowledge and surgical skills in the areas of hip and knee surgery.  His areas of expertise are hip replacement surgery including anterior approach hip replacement, hip arthroscopy and revision hip replacement.  His expert skills extend to knee replacement surgery and sports knee including ligament reconstruction and arthroscopy.

Mr Rodney Jacobs - General Surgeon

Rod Jacobs attended Melbourne University where he played rugby and in his spare time studied for degrees in Science and Medicine. He undertook clinical training, residency and surgical training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital gaining his surgical fellowship in 1993. He then worked as a surgeon in Sydney and London before returning to Melbourne in 1997. He has been seeing and treating patients in the Sunbury, Gisborne and Riddells Creek area for nearly 20 years.

 

Specialising in endoscopy, gastrointestinal and hernia surgery, working in both the public and private systems, he holds appointments with the Western Healthcare and Mercy Hospital networks and the Epworth Hospital group,

Mr. Jacobs has particular expertise in hernia surgery, he regularly conducts training courses for other surgeons on laparoscopic and open hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Dr David Tsang - Cardiologist

Dr David Tsang graduated from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science in 2000. During his time in Canada, he received several scholarships and awards, including being one of the top fifteen students in the Province of British Columbia.

His interests include social determinants of health, health policy, chronic disease and risk factor management.

He completed his advance cardiology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. After obtaining his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as a Specialist Cardiologist in 2014, he completed additional training in cardiac imaging, specialising in stress testing and echocardiography. He currently holds a public appointment as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Western Hospital and Sunshine Hospital. He is also a part time Clinical Teacher for the University of Melbourne Medical School, an Education Supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and is involved in teaching doctors who are training to become internal medicine specialists.

Dr Kelly Wright - Geriatrician

Dr Kelly Wright is a geriatrician who specializes in the general health of people aged over 65. She is available for comprehensive consultation to review all health problems and medications. She has an interest in preventative medicine, polypharmacy, memory concerns, falls and osteoporosis. She has extensive experience with dementia management and the complications associated with it. Dr Wright is available for home visits and nursing home consultations.

 

Dr Wright completed her FRACP in Melbourne at St Vincent’s Hospital and Western Health Services. She has worked in Bristol, UK and the Townsville Hospital in North Queensland before commencing her private practice in Melbourne. She has interests in diving, travelling and running when she is not running after her 4 sons aged less than 5 years old.

Ms Jennifer Flynn - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Jennifer Flynn is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon.  Dr Flynn's practice focuses on assessment and treatment of shoulder conditions and her expertise covers a wide range of pathology, including shoulder pain, arthritis, rotator cuff tears, subacromial bursitis and impingement, labral tears, biceps conditions, shoulder instability and sports and trauma injuries.
Dr Flynn completed her medical training at the University of Tasmania before undertaking and successfully completing her orthopaedic training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association in Melbourne. Dr Flynn further enhanced her skills with an upper limb fellowship focusing on conditions of the shoulder. Dr Flynn holds appointments at Epworth Hospital and Warringal Private Hospital.

Mr Craig Mills - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Craig Mills is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon

who attends Sunbury regularly and can be seen at VMC.

He trained in Australia, Hong Kong, UK and the USA.

He offers arthroscopic, reconstruction  and replacement surgery for shoulder,

 hip and knee. He can offer stem cell treatments and cartilage preserving replacement

where appropriate. He is trained in the latest approaches and Navigation procedures.

He worked in the public system for over 20 years and is very approachable about

all joint problems.

Dr Brendan Flaim - Cardiologist

Brendan studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne and undertook his Cardiology training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, including a Fellowship in Echocardiography.

He has public hospital appointments at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. At St Vincent’s (public) Hospital his duties include providing transoesophageal echocardiogram imaging during structural heart interventions such as percutaneous valve implantation and closures of septal defects (holes in the heart), as well as general heart ultrasound reporting. Dr Flaim also works at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, providing stress testing, and is involved again in providing imaging support to cardiologists performing structural heart and rhythm treatment procedures.

Having spent the last few years concentrating on cardiac ultrasound, Brendan is pleased to be returning to consulting cardiology and joining the team at One Heart.

Dr Zenia Chow- Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Dr Zenia Chow is Australian dual fellowship trained Otolaryngologist Head and Neck and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Zenia has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with honours after obtaining a full academic scholarship at the University of Melbourne.  Initially, Zenia trained at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and then completed ENT training in Perth and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013.

Dr Chow has had experience in Head and Neck and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery after completing 3 Clinical Fellowships.  She completed a Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship recognised by the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) in Perth.  Following this, she completed Head and Neck and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships at the University of Virginia, USA. In addition, she spent time furthering her skills with world leaders in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington USA.  

Dr Chow enjoys all aspects of ENT and endeavours to provide excellent medical care.  Zenia is ready to see patients immediately and welcomes all enquiries regarding patient management and is happy to see patients with general ENT problems including infants and children.  FOr more information head to: www.drzeniachow.com.au

Mr Damien Tange - Neurosurgeon

A Melbourne trained Neurosurgeon, Damien has been a consultant at The Peter Mac Cancer Centre for over 20 years and is currently the Clinical Chair of their Brain & Spine Service, specialising in cancer of the brain and spine.

Damien is also a senior spinal surgeon treating degenerative and other conditions of the spine.  He practices minimally invasive surgery.  He performs peripheral nerve surgery including removal of tumours and carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve.

Mr Damien Tange - Neurosurgeon

A Melbourne trained Neurosurgeon, Damien has been a consultant at The Peter Mac Cancer Centre for over 20 years and is currently the Clinical Chair of their Brain & Spine Service, specialising in cancer of the brain and spine.

Damien is also a senior spinal surgeon treating degenerative and other conditions of the spine.  He practices minimally invasive surgery.  He performs peripheral nerve surgery including removal of tumours and carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve.

Dr Bidhu Mohapatra - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity

Dr Bidhu is a consultant Physician and completed specialist Medical Training in Internal Medicine with as emphasis on Diabetes and Clinical Endocrinology at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has specialist skills in Diabetes, Endocrinology assessment and management and Obesity management.

Dr Bidhu has been working as a specialist in the Department of Endocrinology and General Medicine at Bendigo Hospital, Victoria since 2012 and Director of Bendigo Diabetes and Endocrine Centre Pty Ltd since 2018. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Monash University. He is an enthusiastic mentor for undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees and has earned citation for excellence in clinical teaching, school of Medicine, University of Adelaide in 2011.

Dr Bidhu is married and is the father of two children. He is an enthusiastic cricketer and his interests include good food and wine, reading and travel.

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Sunbury, VIC 3429

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