BSc (Med) MB BS MBiomedE FRANZCO
Ophthalmic Surgeon; Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology, Medical Retina, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease
Dr Nagi Assaad is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon who practises in General Ophthalmology and Medical Retina.
He completed medical school at the University of Sydney, where he received a number of undergraduate prizes and scholarships. During his medical degree he also completed a research degree in visual physiology. While working as a junior doctor, he completed a Master of Biomedical Engineering degree at the University of New South Wales, with a focus on advanced optics, ophthalmic technology and retinal protein structure. He completed his specialist ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, followed by a fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Assaad has extensive experience in cataract surgery, retinal laser treatments and the use of intraocular injections for the management of retinal diseases including macular degeneration.
He has been involved in teaching medical students, optometrists and ophthalmology registrars throughout his career in ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital and Sutherland Hospital.
His interests include general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, medical retina, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular disease.
MBBS BMedSc (Hons) FANZCA FFPMANZCA
Interventional Pain Specialist
Following undergraduate medical training at the University of Adelaide, Associate Professor Tillman Boesel moved to NSW in 1996, where he worked as a junior doctor at Liverpool Hospital. He subsequently qualified as a specialist anaesthetist through Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s training scheme. Following his appointment as a staff specialist at the Nepean Hospital in 2004, he undertook further advanced training in pain medicine with a special focus on interventional treatments with Professor Raj Sundaraj.
Associate Professor Boesel has held an academic appointment at Macquarie University’s Australian School of Advanced Medicine since 2007. In addition to his academic position, he currently practices at Macquarie University Hospital, Macquarie Neurosurgery, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Nepean Private Hospital; with private consulting in Penrith, North Ryde and Newtown.
His special interests include neuropathic pain, interventional pain management and medical education.
MD, DPhil, FRANZCO
Ophthalmic Surgeon; Eye Lid Surgery, Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology
Dr Sarah Crowe obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto (Canada), after having completed a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours from Mount Allison University (Canada) and University of St Andrews (Scotland), and a DPhil in Molecular Biology from Oxford University (England). After her medical training she spent six months working as a general practitioner in outlying areas, and one year as a trainee in General Medicine in South Africa.
Dr Crowe trained in Ophthalmology at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick for four years, and then completed a one year fellowship sub specialising in eyelid surgery (Oculoplastics). She has been in private practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney since 2000.
Dr Crowe is focused on eyelid surgery including skin cancer removal and reconstruction, as well as optimising visual results of cataract surgery using the latest technology and most advanced intraocular lenses. She operates at the Sydney Surgical Centre Randwick and performs minor lid procedures in her rooms.
MB BS FRACS
Specialist Paediatric Surgeon
Anthony Dilley provides general paediatric surgical support within the St George and Sutherland Shire regions of Sydney via his appointments at Sydney Childrens Hospital at Randwick, St George Public Hospital at Kogarah, President Private Hospital at Kirrawee, and Sydney Surgical Centre at Randwick. Dr Dilley also performs newborn circumcision in his offices at Randwick and Gymea. Assessments for newborn tongue tie are conducted at the Gymea office, newborn tongue tie release can be done at the Gymea and Randwick offices. Dr Dilley has a specific interest in surgical education and conflict management. He plays an active teaching and administrative role in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Dilley is in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve.
Vitreoretinal & Cataract Surgery, Medical Retina Specialist
Dr John Downie is a Medical Retina Specialist, Senior Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Complex Cataract Surgeon. He studied Medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours in 1987, and trained as an Ophthalmologist at the Sydney Eye Hospital, where he was the Professorial Senior Registrar in 1995.
Dr Downie undertook further sub-specialised training as a retinal specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London as a Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellow, under the prestigious Renee and Francis Hock Research Fellowship.
Dr Downie is the first retinal surgeon to work and operate in Sydney’s South and the Wollongong region, and has been caring for patients with retinal and cataract diseases since 1999. He routinely accepts difficult cataract referrals from his surgical colleagues and has performed a considerable number of both cataract and vitreoretinal procedures during his career.
Dr Downie has twice received the Trainer of Excellence Award by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
He is involved in both patient care and the teaching, and the supervision of ophthalmology trainees and vitreoretinal surgical fellows at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital.
His interest in training young ophthalmologists extends to work overseas. Under the auspices of the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Dr Downie regularly travels to Cambodia to teach trainees in the Cambodian Ophthalmology Residents Programme.
MBBS (Hons) BSc MMed FRANZCO
Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Dr Eade is an Consultant Ophthalmologist with subspeciality training in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery and Ocular Oncology.
She graduated from Medicine with Honours at the University of Sydney. She completed her specialty ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital with her final six months as the Senior Ophthalmology Registrar at Westmead Children’s Hospital.After completing a Masters Degree in Ophthalmic Science at the University of Sydney she undertook a fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, USA. She undertook two further years of sub-speciality training with world leaders in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal surgery at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, United Kingdom and the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne.
She is an approachable doctor and focuses on addressing her patient’s concerns. She continues to update her knowledge of advances in her field and to maintain her clinical and surgical excellence. She has an ongoing interest in international ophthalmology, having worked in local clinics in Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri-Lanka and Myanmar.
She specialises in Eyelid Surgery including cosmetic surgery, Orbital Surgery and Lacrimal Surgery in adults and children. This includes Eyelid Malposition (Ectropion, Entropion, Ptosis), Periocular Skin Cancers, Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery, Facial Nerve Palsy, Orbital disease (infections, tumours, fractures), Thyroid Eye Disease, Watery Eye, Tear Duct Surgery (endoscopic and external), Artificial Eye Management. Dr Eade is trained in the use of scarless and minimally invasive techniques.
MB BS(Hons), MD, FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Associate Professor (A/Prof) Mark Gianoutsos is one of Australia’s leading plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons. He graduated with Honours with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from The University of Sydney. Following this he attained his FRACS in Plastic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as a Doctorate in Medicine (a research degree similar to a PhD) from the University of Melbourne. He then undertook a number of postgraduate Fellowships including at the world renowned New York University Medical Centre.
His busy private practice is based at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Private Hospital. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women and is the Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Sydney Children’s Hospital. He is also the Deputy Senior Examiner in Plastic Surgery for The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Director of The Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery Research Unit at The University of New South Wales.
BSc (Med) MBBS MPH FRANZCO
Ophthalmic Surgeon; Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology
Dr Magda Guzowski is a highly experienced consultant eye surgeon, specialising in comprehensive Ophthalmology and cataract surgery.
A medical graduate of the University of New South Wales, Magda went on to work at St George and St Vincent’s Hospital before undertaking specialist training in Ophthalmology with Sydney Eye Hospital. She has also obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of New South Wales.
Magda’s fascination with Ophthalmology and public health stems from the earliest age, influenced by a medical family. She was awarded the prestigious Clancey-Donald Fellowship by Westmead Hospital, whilst undertaking public health work with Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Magda later experienced first-hand the life changing effects of eye surgery through her work with disadvantaged people in the Pacific, Nepal and Burma.
Alongside clinical Ophthalmology, Magda is a respected academic in her field. She is a regular attendee and presenter at national and international conferences and seminars, and has seen her work published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and Clinical Experimental Ophthalmology.
Magda is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Concord General Repatriation Hospital, where she supervises registrars in clinic and operating theatres, training them in the medical and surgical management of ophthalmic disease. She is an anatomy examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), and also teaches junior doctors and medical students as a Clinical Associate Lecturer for the University of Sydney.
Magda places an emphasis on patients, the real people at the heart of her clinical work. In concert with your health care providers, Magda brings state-of-the art, best-practice, comprehensive ophthalmic management, with compassion and care for the individual.
MD(Univ Bonn), DDS(Univ Bonn), PHD(Med), PHD(Dent), FGAOMS(Ger)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr Paul Hammans is a German trained Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. He completed his Medical Degree at the University of Bonn in 1983 and his Dental Degree in 1989. He completed a PHD in Medicine and Dentistry.
He went through training in Neurosurgery and Maxillofacial surgey at the University Hospital in Bonn and was granted his degree as Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon in 1993.
After working in Hospital and Private Practice in Germany he moved to Australia in 2005. He holds VMO positons for several hospitals in ACT and NSW. He is as well working in Private Practice.
His special interests are oral surgery including orthognatic surgery and dental implants including complex regenerations. He uses advanced planning technology with cone beam scans and 3D optical scans for surgical guides for optimised surgical outcomes.
He is a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney and Surgical Mentor for the Dental post graduate Diploma program in Dental Implantology.
B. Com (IT), MBBS (Hons), M.Med (Ophth), FRANZCO, ANZSOPS
Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Dr Dov Hersh is an ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon with rare dual international post-graduate fellowship qualifications from world leading institutions. Dov specialises in minimally invasive surgical techniques, resulting in reduced tissue disruption and faster recovery times.
Surgically Dr Hersh has a special focus on premium cataract surgery and complex oculoplastic surgery. Dov has extensive experience in Asian and redo blepharoplasty, minimally invasive endoscopic lacrimal (DCR) surgery and peri-ocular tumour management. Dov also has a keen interest in premium cataract surgery and offers patients the latest intraocular lens options to suit individual visual needs and refractive aims.
After completing specialist ophthalmology qualifications at Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Hersh undertook a further 2.5 years of sub-specialty training at two of Europe's premiere eye institutions, Bristol Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Dr Hersh trained with pioneers in the fields and brings this expertise to his patients.
Dov has been appointed to the executive Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS), the peak body for oculoplastic surgeons in Australia, and is an accredited member of the Australian Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons (AAFPS) and the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society (BOPSS).
Dr Hersh has authored multiple published manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals in his specialty fields, and has written a book chapter on orbital inflammatory disease. He was appointed as an accredited investigator in an array of multi-national clinical trials studying new treatments and trained in advanced surgical techniques.
Prior to his medical career Dov gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree at UNSW, specialising in Information Technology. As a medical student he established telemedicine projects in developing countries. In recognition of his efforts Dov was awarded semi-finalist for young Australian of the Year.
MSC (Biopharmaceuticals) MBBS (Hon), FAFRM (RACP), FFPMANZCA
Rehabilitation and Pain Specialist
Dr. Tim Ho is a Rehabilitation and Pain Specialist. He has a special interest in neuropathic pain.
Dr. Ho offers a range of services including multidisciplinary pain management, interventional pain management, medico-legal assessment and vocational assessment. He runs specialised pain clinics for Chinese speakers, residential aged care residents, amputees (for the Osseointegration Group Australia) and for clients with comorbid pain and substance use disorder.
Dr. Ho graduated from medicine from the University of New South Wales in 2005. He subsequently qualified as a Rehabilitation Medicine physician, before he undertook further training in pain medicine; and he is currently completing further training in addiction medicine. He is the NSW director of Australian Pain Society.
MBBS, FRANZCO, FRCOphth.
General and Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Dr Ian Kennedy specialises in Cataract Surgery, Strabismus Surgery to correct the misalignment of the eyes and Paediatric Ophthalmology. After obtaining his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery ( M.B., B.S. ) degree from the University of NSW, Dr Kennedy further specialised in Ophthalmology and received his Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) and served as chairman of the NSW branch RANZCO.
He is a Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK) (FRCOphth).
MB BS (Hons) (Syd) FRACS
ENT Specialist and Otologist
Dr Tom Kertesz is one of Sydney's leading Otologists. After completing training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Tom undertook a Neuro-Otology Fellowship at the University of Utah.
An experienced Otologist, Tom has a reputation as an innovator in the field of ear surgery, offering hearing preservation in acoustic neuroma surgery, safe and dry ears after cholesteatoma, ossicular reconstruction using the Kurz titanium prosthesis, excellent results in stapedectomy for hearing loss and cochlear implantation in collaboration with the Shepherd Centre.
Tom’s various appointments include:
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) FRANZCO
Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgeon
Dr Peter Kim graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours). He completed his ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital (SEH).
Dr Kim undertook subspecialty training in Corneal and Cataract Surgery at the SEH; Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Vancouver, Canada; and a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the renowned Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Dr Kim is a Staff Specialist at the SEH where he is actively involved in teaching registrars and fellows in the art of cataract and corneal surgery.
Dr Kim has published over 50 scientific articles in international medical journals, as well as book chapters in his areas of expertise. He has presented at numerous Australian and international scientific meetings.
His interests include the latest innovations in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation (DMEK/DSAEK/DALK), keratoconus management (collagen cross-linking, intrastromal corneal implants), refractive surgery, strabismus and pterygium surgery. Dr Kim also speaks Korean.
Dr Kim is committed to providing the highest quality eye care for his patients by using the most up-to-date technologies and techniques.
Dr Kim consults at Epping Eye Surgery, Fairfield Eye Surgery, Sydney Vision and Laser Centre (Bondi Junction) and Burwood Eye Clinic.
BDSc MBBS FRACDS(OMS)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr David Leinkram is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who completed his Dentistry degree in Melbourne and Medical degree in Sydney. After working as a Junior Medical Officer at the Prince of Wales Hospital, David completed his surgical training at Westmead and John Hunter Hospitals. He was awarded his specialist fellowship in 2012.
The following year, David was appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at Westmead Hospital and commenced private practice in Bondi Junction. In his work David developed a keen interest in the highly specialised field of head and neck reconstructive procedures following trauma or after large tumours had been removed. To develop these skills, he travelled to China for much of 2015 and continued his training at Liverpool Hospital (in Sydney) in 2016 and 2017.
In 2018, David was appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at the prestigious Chris O’Brien Lifehouse/Royal Prince Alfred where he performs reconstructive procedures.
David’s interests are in oral surgery which includes wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants, corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery and microvascular free flap reconstructive procedures.
David’s fascinating surgical journey has been shared with his wife Shlomit who he married when they were both second year dentistry students. Together, they are the proud parents of seven beautiful children who keep them rather busy.
MBBS (Adel), MPH (Syd), FRANZCO
Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon
After completing my medical degree in 2006 at the University of Adelaide, I undertook internship and residency at Concord Hospital, Sydney. I was trained as an ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital. During my training I was very fortunate to spend time working in Darwin and various outreach clinics in the Northern Territory treating indigenous Australians. This is something I plan to continue in the future.
From early in my training I developed an interest in glaucoma. I completed a glaucoma fellowship under the guidance of Prof Keith Martin at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK. I gained valuable experience in glaucoma surgery and complicated cataract surgery.
I am a staff specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital where I manage general eye diseases as well as being a member of the Glaucoma Unit.
I find teaching and lecturing very rewarding and through Sydney University, I give lectures to medical students. At Sydney Eye Hospital I provide training to ophthalmology registrars and international fellows.
I am a committee member of Glaucoma Australia, helping improve glaucoma awareness. Also, I am a faculty member of Lifeline Express, and provide a service to rural areas of China teaching ophthalmologists.
My other passions include sport, film, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.
B.D.S, MB BS, FDS RCS (UK), FRACDS (OMS)
Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr Tristan Madden is a Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with qualifications in both Medicine and Dentistry.
Originally from Sydney, He undertook studies for his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago, New Zealand graduating with distinction. Tristan then trained as both a medical doctor and as a Specialist surgeon in Melbourne.
He was awarded his Specialist Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2010 and over the following two years undertook two clinical subspecialty fellowships to further his training in corrective jaw surgery and cranio-maxillofacial surgery and trauma, firstly at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, then in London at the prestigious King's College Hospital, one of Europe’s largest trauma hospitals.
Dr Madden returned to private practice in Sydney in 2012, and practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with significant experience and subspecialty interests in:
Dr Madden is a Visiting Medical Officer at both the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick where he maintains an active role in teaching as Supervisor of Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has consulting rooms in both Sydney City and Miranda.
BSc (Hons) BMed (Hons) MPH FRANZCO
Ophthalmologist and specialist corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon
Dr McDonald is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and specialist corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon.
He graduated with honours in both Medicine and Science and was made a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2011. In 2012 he undertook postgraduate training in oculoplastics and anterior segment surgery at St Thomas’ hospital London, after which he moved to the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital to further his training in corneal and refractive surgery.
Dr McDonald holds a public hospital appointment at Sydney Eye Hospital, where he both consults and operates. He also holds academic appointments at both Sydney University and the University of Notre Dame. He has published papers in a number of international journals, including studies into the long-term stability of refractive surgery and the treatment of keratoconus.
Dr McDonald enjoys the diversity of maintaining a general ophthalmic practice and has broad surgical expertise. He is skilled in corneal and anterior segment surgery, but has a particular interest in cataract surgery, refractive surgery and corneal transplantation.
MBBS(Hons) FRACS FA(Orth)A
Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon
Dr Stuart Myers graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales in 1983. He completed his Residency at the Prince of Wales Hospital and undertook Orthopaedic training on the Sydney Training Program, gaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1990. He was appointed to the Prince of Wales Hospital as a VMO Orthopaedic surgeon in 1991.
Dr Myers specialises purely in surgery of the hand and wrist. This has been his primary speciality since 1994. He has an interest in Endoscopic carpal tunnel release and he lectures widely on this topic. He also has a special interest in the treatment of complex Distal Radial (Colles) fractures - particularly those arising from skiing and snowboard injuries.
Dr Myers is actively involved in teaching at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Under-graduate teaching is conducted through the University New South Wales. Post-graduate teaching is conducted through the training programs of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Dr Myers is involved in continuing education program for general practitioners and physiotherapists.
Dr Myers also visits Lautoka Hospital, Fiji twice a year as part of Orthopaedic Outreach. This is a voluntary organization to assist in the teaching of local surgeons, students and physiotherapists. He does clinics in Lautoka and performs operations each visit. He has already visited Lautoka more than 17 times. His wife Emilie (Hand Therapist) also accompanies him on these visits and she co-ordinates all aspects of the trips. His children have organised a Book project from their local school to take used books to the hospital children's ward and the local school which they attend each visit. A report of the project was delivered to the school assembly.
Dr Myers is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, a member (and former President & Secretary) of the New South Wales Hand Society, and an associate of Sydney Orthopaedic Specialists.
FRACS (Plas), FRCS ED Glas, MBChB
Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr Nicklin is an Australian and British trained Plastic Surgeon with a private practice in Randwick in Sydney's East. Specialising in restorative and reconstructive surgery of the breast, hand and body, when not in his private practice he enjoys a variety of leadership and teaching roles
Dr Nicklin is the Director of Plastic Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital, and is a Plastic Surgery Consultant for Hand Surgery at Sydney Hospital. He provides a reconstructive microsurgery service across all the hospital he works in including for Head and Neck oncology. He also has a service for children with congenital deformities at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, and is actively involved in surgery education and research.
Dr Nicklin trained as a Doctor and Surgeon in the UK, and was admitted to both the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1996, after which time he transferred to Sydney to complete his final 6 years of plastic surgery training and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2005
In addition to his clinical work he has an ongoing interest in Plastic Surgery Education and Research. He is Chairman of the NSW Plastic Surgery training Committee which gives him responsibility for the quality and training of future Plastic Surgeons. He’s also a Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University.
In the years leading up to taking the role of Director of Plastic Surgery at the Prince of Wales he was also Director of Hand Surgery at Sydney Hospital.
BSc(Med) MBBS MPH GradDipPaed FRANZCO
Ophthalmic Surgeon and Physician
Dr Ju-Lee Ooi is an ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, medical retinal diseases, glaucoma and general ophthalmology.
Dr Ooi undertook her advanced training in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Medical Retina at Westmead Hospital under the supervision of Professor Paul Mitchell. During this time she gained experience in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina. She was a co-investigator on several major clinical trials in the treatment of these conditions. Dr Ooi has undertaken further study and training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Ooi has a strong commitment to medical research, and has published extensively in the peer-reviewed medical literature. She has presented at numerous local, national and international ophthalmology conferences.Dr Ooi was awarded the Prince of Wales Hospital ‘Major Contributor to Ophthalmology Research’ Prize, and several research grants including the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation Grant, the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Grant and the Foundation for Children Grant.
Dr Ooi is a Staff Specialist ophthalmologist at Westmead Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She is a Conjoint Lecturer at University of NSW and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney.
BMedSci, MBBS (Syd), FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
Specialist Pain Physician
Dr Andrew Paterson graduated from medicine at the University of Sydney in 2000, and thereafter did his internship and Residency at Wollongong Hospital. He undertook his anaesthetic training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and completed his Anaesthetic and Pain Fellowships at Concord Repatriation General Hospitals. He completed his Anaesthetic Fellowship in 2011, and gained his Fellowship in Pain Medicine in 2013. Dr Paterson is a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) in Pain Medicine in Macquarie University Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital and Chris O’Brian Lifehouse in Camperdown.
Dr Paterson’s area of interest are Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS), spinal pain and complex acute pain management, with an emphasis on interventional and multidisciplinary pain management.
Glaucoma Specialist and Surgeon
Dr Raniga is a Glaucoma Specialist and Surgeon. She has a special interest in Trabeculectomy, Tube Shunts, Laser Glaucoma surgery & Deep Sclerectomy and specialises in UBM (Ultrasound Biomicroscope). Dr Raniga is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist with extensive training in Cataract surgery with a special interest in patients with cataracts combined with glaucoma and uveitis. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2006, Dr Raniga completed two years of basic medical and surgical residency followed by two years as a non-vocational Ophthalmology registrar at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. In 2010, she commenced advanced vocational training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, which she completed in 2015.
The first of her two Glaucoma Fellowships was at the world-renowned Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland, where she had intensive training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma and uveitis in 2015-2016. She gained expertise in non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, in particular deep sclerectomy. In 2016, Dr Raniga took up the Sydney Eye Hospital Eye Casualty Senior Registrar position before moving to the Ivey Eye Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada to undertake her second Glaucoma Fellowship.
Dr Raniga is actively involved in research and has recently set up a RCT at the Ivey Eye Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. She has written several peer-reviewed publications and has presented at multiple conferences. Dr Raniga is committed to ongoing education and has commenced a Masters in Public Health with the University of Sydney in 2018.
Dr Raniga understands the importance of listening to her patients, discussing treatment options in detail and tailoring the best evidence based care to individual patients needs.
MB ChB, PhD, FRANZCO
General and Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Nisha is a general ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology. Nisha graduated with the AR Moodie Prize in Ophthalmology from the University of Dundee, Scotland; where she also completed 3 research publications in conjunction with her degree. Following this, Nisha completed a PhD thesis in visual optics titled “Assessing and Correlating aspects of human cataract using Scheimpflug Photography and Wavefront Aberrometry”. Her research achieved worldwide academic recognition, which has been utilised in current cataract surgery techniques and IOL design.
Nisha completed her ophthalmic vocational training in New Zealand, and moved to Australia to pursue further subspeciality training in Paediatric Ophthalmology at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. Nisha was offered multiple VMO positions at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Western Hospital following her fellowship. During this time, Nisha was instrumental in enhancing and modifying the vocational training programme for Paediatric Ophthalmology for RANZCO. She was actively involved in the vocational training programme for adult cataract surgery at the RVEEH.
Nisha provides general adult and paediatric ophthalmic care and has further training in screening premature babies and neonatal ophthalmology. Nisha is active in RANZCO activities, being the immediate past chair of the Younger Fellows Advisory Group, an examiner for the Ophthalmic Basic Sciences for RANZCO, NSW Branch Treasurer and a Director on the Board of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists. She is also on the Medicare Advisory Committee and External Investment Advisory Board for RANZCO. Nisha is an advocate for aid work in the developing world and is a visiting cataract surgeon for Vietnam Vision Project - providing cataract surgery to rural areas of Vietnam. She volunteers to Vietnam and Cambodia annually to provide this service.
MBBS FRACS Ortho
Hand and Wrist Surgeon
Dr Bernard Schick is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hand and wrist surgery. He has a special interest in bone and soft tissue trauma to the hand including extensive experience managing complex wrist injuries. He performs the full gambit of reconstructive hand surgery and is specifically trained in microsurgery, small joint replacement, wrist arthroscopy and endoscopic carpal tunnel release using the single portal technique (Microaire), which has the advantage of avoiding any incisions on the palm. Dupuytren’s surgery is also a special interest and he performs collagenase injections for this condition when indicated.
Dr Schick also has a Post Graduate Sports Medicine degree and is enthusiastic about returning patients to their sporting and work activities as soon as possible after injury or surgery. He is a passionate educator and his many teaching commitments include Anatomy teaching for surgical trainees at the University of New England and he is the course coordinator for the Microsurgery component of the Sydney University Masters of Surgery. He is heavily involved in clinical and laboratory research and regularly is asked to present his expertise at hand surgery meetings.
Dr Schick has two public hospital VMO appointments including the prestigious Sydney Hospital Hand Surgery unit as well as Prince of Wales Hospital as an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery. Among other subspecialty training he completed a Hand Surgery specialist fellowship at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. For private patients he operates at Prince of Wales Private Hospital and Sydney Surgical Centre.
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) MPH MMed (Refract Surg) FRANZCO
Ophthalmic Surgeon and Physician
Dr Neil Sharma is an ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and medical retinal disease. After completing his specialist ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, Neil undertook a fellowship in general ophthalmology at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine and Macquarie University Hospital. He undertook further study and graduated with a Master of Medicine in cataract and refractive surgery from the University of Sydney.
Neil then travelled to the UK where he worked as the Senior Clinical Fellow in Medical Retina in the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He gained experience in the management of conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, CSR and other retinal diseases. He was involved in research and teaching at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Neil has been a staff-specialist ophthalmologist at Westmead Hospital since 2012. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong. Neil is interested in raising public awareness of eye diseases and eye health, and enjoys his role on the Chris Smith Show on 2GB Radio, Sydney.
BSc (Med), MBBS, FRANZCO
Cataract Surgeon, Retinal Eye diseases, Paediatrics & Strabismus, and Glaucoma
Dr Sharma was born and raised in Wollongong before moving to Sydney. After completing her schooling at Ascham, Dr Sharma undertook Medicine at The University of New South Wales. Shanel undertook her Ophthalmology specialty training at Prince of Wales Hospital / Sydney Children’s Hospital. She then held the prestigious Professorial Senior Registrar position at Sydney Eye Hospital in 2006. Shanel was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology in 2007 FRANZCO. Dr Sharma undertook Postgraduate fellowships in Strabismus at The Western Eye Hospital in London, as well as a Paediatric and Strabismus Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, the largest specialist Eye hospital in Europe. Dr Shanel was a locum Paediatric Ophthalmology Consultant at St Mary’s Hospital during her time in London. Dr Sharma also undertook medical retina clinics including performing intravitreal injections at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Dr Shanel Sharma has been a consultant at Sydney Eye Hospital and at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Dr Sharma is trained and accredited to treat patients with muscle paralysing injections for ophthalmic conditions such as Strabismus, hemifacial spasm, and blepharospasm. Dr Sharma is also accredited as a Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist.
Dr Sharma has published over 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. She has been a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales since 2003, and was appointed as a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Sydney in 2006.
Dr Sharma is currently serving as part of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Examining Committee for the Part 1 FRANZCO specialist exams.
BSc (Med) Hons I, MBBS, MSc (Research), FRANZCO
Corneal, Cataract & Refractive Surgery, External Eye Disease, General Ophthalmology
Dr Daya Sharma is a Corneal, Cataract and Refractive surgeon. He was born and raised in country NSW, before moving to Sydney to study Medicine at The University of New South Wales. He completed his Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital and subsequently underwent fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, in his subspecialty interest areas of corneal, cataract and refractive surgery.
Dr Daya Sharma graduated from UNSW with BSc (Med) Honours Class I, MBBS, having completed a year as a Visiting Research Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, researching transplantation immunology. He subsequently gained a Masters of Science by Research into corneal disease from the University of NSW. He has multiple publications in the international peer-reviewed scientific literature, and is a regular scientific reviewer for the following international journals: Ophthalmology, the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and Cornea. He was also co-editor of a textbook on Ophthalmic Clinical Examination for senior ophthalmic trainees and was awarded an ESCRS Young Ophthalmologist grant to study biometry in Vienna, Austria with Professor Oliver Findl.
Dr Daya Sharma is known for his compassionate, honest approach to patients, and for considering the best option to suit the individual’s particular needs and requirements. Dr Daya Sharma’s particular interests include management of refractive error in cataract surgery using advanced biometry , laser vision correction, therapeutic refractive surgery with intrastromal corneal ring segments and topography-guided laser, including non-graft surgical rehabilitation of eyes with keratoconus and irregular astigmatism, microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), pterygium surgery, and corneal transplantation. He performs LASIK, advanced surface laser ablation (ASLA), transPRK treatments to free patients from glasses or contact lenses. He also performs therapeutic laser (PTK) for corneal diseases.
Dr Daya Sharma is a Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS),The Cornea Society and the European Cornea Society (EuCornea). He is also a Founding Member of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, a collection of leading ophthalmologists and innovators of healthcare technologies. He is also a Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist (DAO) with CASA, and performs certification examinations for pilots.
MBBS, MD(PMR), FAFRM(RACP), FFPM(ANZCA)
Interventional Pain Specialist
Dr Sachin Shetty mostly uses ultrasound guidance for his interventional pain management strategies avoiding the risks of radiation and anaesthetics. His approach has a holistic focus exploring a multi-disciplinary, non-interventional and interventional approaches to maximise patients’ quality of life.
He currently works as a Staff specialist at the Prince of Wales Spinal Injuries Unit and Pain Management departments. He is the Director of PRISM (Pain Rehabilitation to Improve Self Management) – the multi-disciplinary pain group program at Prince of Wales Hospital Pain Clinic. He has strong academic interests fulfilled as the Director of Training in Rehabilitation Medicine at Prince of Wales and Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the UNSW Medical School.
BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) MMed (Oph Sci, Clin Epi) FRANZCO
Medical retina and macula subspecialist
Dr Brighu Swamy is a medical retina and macula subspecialist. His expertise is in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with retinal conditions. His particular interests are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions.
Dr Swamy graduated in medicine from the University of New South Wales with Honours, before completing both a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science and a Master of Medicine with merit in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney. He undertook ophthalmology training at The Sydney Eye Hospital. Dr Swamy subsequently completed the Medical Retina and Uveitis fellowship at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
He is the co-author of the Eye Emergency Manual, which has been distributed across all the hospitals in New South Wales. He has numerous publications in major international ophthalmology journals and is a reviewer for the RANZCO college journal. He regularly attends international meetings to keep up to date with developments in Medical Retina.
He has been involved in a number of international clinical trials investigating the latest treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and uveitis and is able to bring this knowledge to his patients. He is a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney and a Visiting Medical Officer at Bankstown Hospital where he is involved in teaching and supervising the registrars.
BSc (Med) MBBS, FRANZCO
Ophthalmic Surgeon; General Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus Surgery
Dr Tan is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology. He completed his Medical degree in Sydney and Ophthalmology training in Melbourne. He undertook advanced subspecialist fellowship training in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Dr Tan is a Lecturer in Ophthalmology at both the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. He has been an examiner for the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists. He has lectured and published at national and international peer-reviewed forums.
Dr Tan consults in all areas of comprehensive ophthalmology and has subspecialist interests in micro-incision cataract surgery, strabismus (squint), paediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. He is Head of the Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and a Visiting Consultant Ophthalmologist at Royal North Shore Hospital. He runs a Neuro-ophthalmology/Adult Strabismus clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital.
He is a “visionary” for Sight for All, having worked with the charity trying to address reversible blindness through Asia. He has travelled and worked in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with Sight for All.
BSc Med Hons, MBBS Hons, FRACS
Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Dr Thomas is an Australian trained Vascular, Endovascular and Renal Transplant Surgeon who holds appointments at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, and a conjoint lecturer position at the University of New South Wales. Having completed post fellowship training at the Park Krankenhaus Hospital in Leipzig, Germany and Polyclinico Abano Terme in Veneto, Italy, Dr Thomas has developed a subspecialty interest in Diabetic Vasculopathy, in particular, small vessel angioplasty techniques to salvage critically ischaemic limbs. His other interests include interventional nephrology (Renal Access), Aortic Aneurysmal and occlusive disease, as well as Spinal Access surgery. These interests are accompanied by active vascular research and teaching commitments.
MBBS(Qld) MMedStat, FRANZCO
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic Surgeon
Dr Tsang is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and an Ophthalmic Surgeon. He sees adults and children alike. He is experienced in looking after patients with cataract, glaucoma, pterygium, dry eyes, complex general ophthalmology, paediatric ophthalmology, and strabismus. His regular surgical lists include Cataract (including premium intraocular lens), Pterygium, Glaucoma Surgery (including minimally invasive glaucoma device), Blepharoplasties, and Squint surgeries (adults and children).
Hughie teaches ophthalmologist trainees regularly within NSW and overseas centres, and publishes widely in peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals. Dr Tsang finished his medical degree in Queensland in 1998. He had worked in various Ophthalmology Departments of major public hospitals in New South Wales since 2003, including The Prince of Wales Hospital, The John Hunter Hospital, and the Sydney Eye Hospital. He is a Staff Specialist Ophthalmologist at Sydney Children’s and Royal Women’s Hospital Randwick since 2012. He undertook subspecialty training at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, in the field of Paediatric Ophthalmology between 2011 and 2012. Dr Tsang had been involved as an investigator for several multinational dry eye studies & the Sydney Myopia Study. He reads, writes, and speaks Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) as his second language.
The local private clinics where he refers regularly to Sydney Surgical Centre for surgery are at Bondi Junction (adults and children) and Maroubra (children). He also consults at Miranda (primary room; all ages), Hurstville (all ages), and Annandale (children and cataract).
MB BS FRACS
Specialist Paediatric Surgeon
Dr Vincent Varjavandi (MB BS FRACS) is a Specialist Paediatric Surgeon based at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. He has been practicing in Sydney since 2002, having over 20 years of paediatric surgical experience.
He undertook his medical training at Flinders University in South Australia, then completed his training in Paediatric Surgery at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide and in Sydney at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.
From 2000 – 2001, Vincent worked as the laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) International Fellow at the New England Medical Centre in Boston.
Since returning to Australia in 2002, he has been practicing as a full-time Specialist Paediatric Surgeon in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
Dr Varjavandi specialises in newborn surgery including circumcision and has a special interest in oesophageal and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery.
He is actively involved in the training and examination of junior doctors, and regularly teaches students from the University of New South Wales.
Dr Vincent Varjavandi specialises in all areas of Paediatric Surgery and provides a full range of paediatric surgical services including:
His patients range in age from newborn babies up to 16-year-old adolescents. He consults and operates at Randwick.
BSc(Med) (Hons I), MBBS (Hons I), PhD, FRANZCO
Professor Stephanie Watson is an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract, corneal and laser surgery; with expertise in eye disease in adults and children. She is known for her ground-breaking research in stem cell treatment for corneas.
As an international leader in research and innovation she is appointed as a Professor at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. She has over 150 publications, holds international patents and is invited to speak internationally.
Prof Watson is Chair of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, Editor for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group, and Regenerative Medicine theme leader for Stem Cells Australia.
Prof Watson has appointments at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.
She was nominated for NSW Women of the Year and a Care and Compassion medal in the Pride of Australia awards. Prof Watson led her team to first prize in the Best Health Innovation Product Idea, IDE group and was awarded first prize for the Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program, ATP Innovations and the NSW Office for Health and Medical Research. She received the Gustav Nossal Medical and Dental Post-graduate Research NHMRC scholarship; this is awarded to the highest ranked applicant and was awarded the ‘Les is more’ grand final award, episode winner and people’s choice award on The New Inventors, ABC Television.
MD, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA, FIPP
Interventional Pain Specialist & Anaesthetist
Dr James Yu is a highly experienced Interventional and Medical Pain Specialist who helps people that are suffering from chronic pain or post-surgical pain. He offers procedures that prevent the need for extensive surgery and approaches that reduce pharmacological therapy. He is also one of the first in New South Wales to be authorised to prescribe medical cannabis.
He was recently admitted to a Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice (an international organisation of interventional pain physicians) along with being appointed to the Faculty of Pain Medicine NSW Regional Committee.
Dr Yu works with a diverse team of professionals offering a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management and rehabilitation. This best-practice approach allows for superior outcomes as rarely is pain caused by one single ailment or condition.