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Our visiting specialists team
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.

Please call 03 9372 8228 for an appointment.

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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.

Please call 03 9318 7551 for an appointment.

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


To find out more about Latika, please visit her website

Please call 03 8686 9172 for an appointment.

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.

Please call 03 9020 4220 for an appointment.

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.

Please call 03 9078 2184 for an appointment.

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.

Please call 03 9132 9828 for an appointment.


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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.

Please call 03 8566 6764 for an appointment.


Mr Wei-Han Tay- Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Wei-Han Tay is a Melbourne orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions, and general
trauma. He consults and operates in the east, north and inner city.


Wei-Han adopts an individualised and evidence-based approach to patient care, using modern and proven surgical implants
and techniques. He will facilitate your multi-disciplinary care throughout your management, and closely guide you through your recovery and rehabilitation post surgery.

Specialising in the management of:
• Bunion & forefoot deformities

• Flatfoot deformity
• Hallux rigidus

• Midfoot arthritis
• Ankle instability

• Lisfranc injuries
• Ankle arthritis

• Complex foot & ankle fractures

Please call 03 9002 4621 for an appointment.

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.

Please call 03 9419 3664 for an appointment.

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.

Please call 03 9374 4884 for an appointment.

Dr Zenia Chow- Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon

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

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: or on instagram at @drzeniachow

Please call 03 9081 9006 for an appointment.

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Mr Camdon Fary - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Camdon Fary is a Melbourne based Orthopaedic surgeon who sub-specialises in hip and knee arthroscopy, sports surgery and joint replacement.

Cam completed his surgical fellowship training in Melbourne in 2009. He then spent a total of two years in Lyon, France and Oxford, UK sub specialising in hip and knee joint surgery. Returning to Australia in 2011 he completed further training in hip arthroscopy and anterior hip replacement under Mr. John O’Donnell.
Cam has a keen interest in the latest medical technologies and clinical research. In the ten years since completing his training, he has observed rapid and significant changes; including the emergence of new technologies that assist both the surgeon and patient to achieve the best outcomes. To keep abreast of these changes, he is undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne to assess these technological advances and how they may optimise patient outcomes. His research focusses on robotic surgery, sensor assisted total knee replacement, continuous biometric monitoring and pre-rehabilitation programs to better prepare patients for surgery.

He holds a public appointment at Western Health and is an Associate Director at the Epworth Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute.
In his free time Cam enjoys skiing, tennis, open water swimming, gardening and family time with his wife and three young children.

Please call 03 8417 1023 for an appointment.

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Mr Richard Pennington - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Richard Pennington is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in upper limb conditions from the shoulder to the hand as well as general orthopaedic conditions and trauma. He trained in London (UK) and has completed subspecialty fellowship training in Denver (USA), Melbourne and Sydney. He is dual accredited in both Australia and the UK and is happy to have settled in Victoria.

Richard strongly believes that all treatment, both operative and non-operative, should be focused on evidence based medicine. He works closely and collaboratively with allied health professionals to optimise patient outcomes from initial consultation to full recovery.

Mr Pennington specialises in the management of:

•    Shoulder arthritis - replacements utilising computer navigation and patient specific implants

•    Rotator cuff problems

•    Shoulder instability and reconstruction

•    Clavicle fractures and AC joint dislocations

•    Frozen shoulder

•    Elbow and wrist arthritis - ganglions, wrist replacements

•    Wrist, distal radius and hand fractures

•    Carpal tunnel and ulna nerve compression syndromes

•    Dupuytren’s disease, trigger finger, De Quervains disease, thumb base arthritis, TFCC and wrist ligament injuries 

•    Sports injuries

•    Orthopaedic trauma

•    Knee arthritis and replacemnents

•    Knee injuries - meniscal tears, ACL tears and arthroscopy.


Outside of work Richard is a keen rugby supporter, enjoys swimming and surfing with his family, as well as keeping fit and reading.

Please call 1300 125 218​ for an appointment.

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Mr Andrew Gogos- Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon

Mr Andrew Gogos is a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon based in Melbourne.  He is an expert in brain tumour and cranial surgery, having completed a prestigious brain tumour fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Mr Gogos is passionate about providing individualised care utilising the latest technologies and minimally invasive techniques to improve outcomes for his patients.  He has a special interest in treating patients with brain tumours (including glioma, pituitary tumours, schwannoma, meningioma and metastases), trigeminal neuralgia and Chiari malformation. 

​In addition, Mr Gogos is experienced in the latest minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of spine conditions, including, sciatica, disc protrusions, spondylolisthesis and tumours.

Please call 03 8899 6294 for an appointment.





Dr Lipi Shukla- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Lipi Shukla is a Melbourne trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Lipi completed her plastic surgery training rotating through all the major tertiary centres in Victoria, including The Alfred, St Vincent’s, Royal Melbourne and Royal Children’s hospitals. She has a strong interest in, hand surgery and reconstructive microsurgery as required for the treatment of cancer or trauma. Lipi values a compassionate and individualised approach endeavouring to deliver the best possible patient experience and outcomes.


Lipi holds public appointments as a Consultant Surgeon at The Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospital.  She consults privately in East Melbourne and Brighton Plastic Surgery clinics as well in Murrumbeena (Southern Dermatology) and Sunbury (Vineyard Medical Centre).

Please call 03 9928 6174 for an appointment.





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Dr Kalyani Tharmarajah- Geriatrician

Dr Kalyani Tharmarajah completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne before working at Austin and Northern Health as a junior doctor. She undertook her physician training at Austin and Northern Health before specialising in Geriatric Medicine rotating also through Bendigo and Western Health. She is currently completing a Diploma in Palliative Medicine at Western Health which will complement her current skill set.

She has had particular interest in dementia assessment and management and psychogeriatric medicine. She was also privileged to be a part of the COVID-19 response to outbreaks in aged care facilities in the Western suburbs. Dr Tharmarajah values holistic, patient-centred care incorporating Choosing Wisely principles of high-value, low-cost care.

Outside of work Dr Tharmarajah enjoys performing and teaching Indian classical dance and has performed at various events across Melbourne. She also has a keen interest in CrossFit and Agatha Christie novels.

Dr Tharmarajah is available for consultation now including residential aged care visits.

Please call 03 9020 4220 for an appointment.




A/Prof Sina Babazadeh - Orthopaedic Surgeon

A/Prof Sina Babazadeh is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in wrist, knee and hip surgery.  Sina completed his surgical training in 2018 and subsequently completed fellowship in Barcelona, Spain in 2018.

His interest in wrist surgery was solidified after a fellowship with world-renowned wrist surgeon, Professor Marc Garcia-Elias, publishing and investigating new techniques and writing a book chapter on the subject.

Sina also has a keen interest in knee surgery, specifically the arthritic knee. He spent 4 years completing a PhD in knee replacement surgery and published numerous articles about the subject. Current interests include refining knee replacement surgery, aiming for rapid, painless recovery and also keenly pursuing novel management options for early arthritis, without knee replacement surgery.

Sina is also keenly involved in hip arthritis and hip replacement surgery using the latest evidence-based techniques to improve recovery, function and longevity. He has had research collaborations world-wide and spent time in Belgium, Switzerland and Italy fine-tuning his technique.

Outside of surgery, Sina has a keen interest in research, anatomy, philosophy, history and bad puns.

Please call 03 7005 7635 for an appointment.

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Dr Alex Tucker- Geriatrician

Dr Alex Tucker developed his interest in geriatric medicine while studying for his medical degree at the University of Tasmania. He completed basic physician training at the Royal Hobart Hospital before undertaking specialist training in geriatric medicine at Monash Health and Western Health, including sub-specialty placements in community and rural aged care, rehabilitation, movement disorders and mental health.

Dr Tucker has extensive experience working in the community and residential aged care settings and is passionate about delivering comprehensive care to patients outside hospitals to maintain their independence and quality of life. His areas of interest include memory (dementia and delirium), falls, polypharmacy, movement disorders, palliative care, and chronic disease management in older people.

In his spare time, Dr Tucker enjoys exploring the outdoors with his young family.

Please call 03 9020 4220 for an appointment.




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Dr Ashish Kumar Panigrahi - Clinical Haematologist

Dr Ashish Kumar Panigrahi is a Clinical Haematologist who has trained in Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He has also served in regional Victoria at Bendigo Hospital. Dr Panigrahi has keen interests in both malignant and non-malignant haematology. He has special interests in Multiple Myeloma, MPN disorders, MDS and elderly AML. Dr Panigrahi was involved as sub investigator in clinical trials at the Peter MacCallcum Cancer Centre. Dr Panigrahi endeavours to provide comprehensive patient centric care.


During his free time, he enjoys water colour art and is an avid hiker.

Please call 1300 425 663 for an appointment.




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Dr Nicholas D'Elia- Cardiologist

Dr. Nicholas D'Elia is an AHPRA accredited specialist cardiologist, recognized by the Royal Australiasian College of Physicians.  He practices in all areas of adult cardiology.


Nicholas completed medical school at the University of Tasmania with full clinical honours, followed by an internship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland. Nicholas then returned to Melbourne and completed his basic physician training at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. This was followed by two years of advanced training at The Western Hospital, and a third year of advanced training at Bendigo Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. Nicholas is currently completing a fellowship in advanced cardiac device management and electrophysiology at The Alfred Hospital in addition to a PhD supported by the National Heart Foundation and NHMRC.


Nicholas has a strong track record with research in cardiovascular disease - having published multiple studies  in world leading journals. His work now forms the basis for international guidelines.


Outside of work Nicholas enjoys staying fit, and spending time with his young family and rambunctious labrador.

Please call 03 9374 4884 for an appointment.




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