Our Members

Dr Peter Ashton

Dr Peter Ashton

Qualifications
MBBS FANZCA

Profile
Dr Peter Ashton graduated in Medicine from Melbourne University in 1973. After 2 years residency at Geelong Hospital he trained in Anaesthesia at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England, then at Prince Henry’s, Queen Victoria, and Alfred Hospitals. He obtained his anaesthetic specialist qualification,(FANZCA) in 1982. He has taken a particular interest in anaesthesia for ophthalmologic, ENT and Spinal Orthopaedic surgery, and has been a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital since 1982. ENT and Eye surgery often involve young children, or the very old and frail, so he has had much experience providing optimal care for these patients.

Dr Peter Ashton

MBBS FANZCA
Dr Glenn Bakyew

Dr Glenn Bakyew

Qualifications
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland, Australia, 1977

Profile
To come

Dr Glenn Bakyew

MB.BS
Dr Nic Balis

Dr Nic Balis

Qualifications
MBBS at the University of Melbourne in 1986 Qualified F.A.N.Z.C.A in 1998

Profile
To come

Dr Nic Balis

MBBS, FANZCA
Dr John Berg

Dr John Berg

Qualifications
MBBS FRCA FANZCA

Profile

I have been in private anaesthetic practice for over twenty years. After graduating in medicine from Sydney University, I spent four years studying Anaesthetics in London at the Westminster Hospital. I did further training at St Vincent’s hospital in Melbourne. I was in mixed public and private practice for many years and and I am now solely in private practice. My practice is varied and includes anaesthesia for oral, orthopaedic, vascular, endoscopic and urological surgery. I joined the Grey Street Anaesthetic Group in 1992 and I am a past chairman of the group. I regularly attend anaesthetic education meetings in Melbourne, interstate and overseas.

I am a member/fellow of : Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Royal College of Anaesthetists Australian Society of Anaesthetists Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland International Anaesthetic Research Society I am registered with the Australian Medical Board and have professional liability insurance with inVivo. My special interests include optimizing patient welfare in the ambulatory surgery setting. This includes minimizing anxiety, nausea and vomiting, and maintaining pain relief in patients who go home on the day of surgery.

Dr John Berg

MBBS FRCA FANZCA
Dr Jacob Boon

Dr Jacob Boon

Qualifications
MBBS FANZCA

Profile

Following completing my 6 year MBBS qualification as a doctor at University of Melbourne in 1975 (in which I ranked 2nd out of over 200 students) which included 3 years of clinical training I did 2 further years rotating through general medical and surgical positions at Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s and Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospitals.

I then commenced another 4 years of specialty training as an Anaesthetist at Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, Royal Women’s and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Melbourne. During my anaesthetic training I was awarded the Renton Prize (top candidate in Australasia) in the First Part Anaesthetic Specialist examination and completed my anaesthetic training at the age of28, receiving Consultant Specialist recognition in January 1981, becoming a Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FFARACS).

I then worked for 12 months as an Instructor in Anaesthesia at Harvard University in Boston following which I returned to Australia. Australian anaesthesia in general has the best statistics for safety worldwide and Australian Anaesthetic Training is widely recognized as the highest quality possible (for example our training is far longer and more rigorous than that of U.S. Anaesthetists.

Since that time I have held appointments at various times at public Hospitals including Alfred, Austin, St Vincent’s and still currently hold Consultant Anaesthetist positions at Royal Melbourne and Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospitals, at which I participate in training new Anaesthetists. However a substantial part of my working week is in Private Anaesthetic Practice in various private hospitals in Melbourne.

In 1992 the peak training and qualifying body, The Faculty of Anaesthetists of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons changed its name to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and so my qualification was reissued as Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA).

I regularly attend Anaesthetic educational conferences and practical workshops as well as reading widely on the latest developments in the fast evolving world of modern Anaesthesia and have continuously met all requirements for continuing training, education and recertification of The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Although my practice is extremely broad I have a special interest and specific additional expertise in Anaesthesia for Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat surgery as well as Orthopaedic surgery. I pride myself in particular in caring empathically for all my patients including children and the elderly for whom the stress of preparing for and undergoing a surgical event cannot be underestimated.

Dr Jacob Boon

MBBS FANZCA
Dr Andrew Braun

Dr Andrew Braun

Qualifications
MBBS FANZCA DIPLOMA OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS

Professional History
Dr Andrew Braun graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2000 and completed his training in anaesthesia in 2009 with a Research Fellowship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Although Dr Braun’s scope of anaesthetic practice remains broad, he has particular expertise in anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery, maxillofacial and dental procedures, and anaesthesia for general surgery. Dr Braun’s public appointments include The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, and Dandenong Hospital.

Dr Andrew Braun has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and has a special interest in qualitative research, biomedical ethics, and informed consent for anaesthesia. Several publications may be downloaded for viewing below:

Dr Andrew Braun

MBBS FANZCA Dip. Clinical Hypnosis
Dr Anne Chenoweth

Dr Anne Chenoweth

Qualifications
MBBS (HONS) FFARACS FANZCA

Profile

I am an Australian educated and trained Specialist Anaesthetist with 30 years of clinical Anaesthetic experience in both Private and Public practice.

I have particular interest and extensive experience in Anaesthesia for Plastic and Reconsructive Surgery, Ophthalmic Surgery and Breast Cancer Surgery. However my practice includes Anaesthesia for other surgical specialities.

I have had Visiting Consultant Specialist Anaesthetic appointments at public hospitals in Melbourne throughout my career.

I have satisfied the requirements of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists various Continuing Education and Professional Development Programs since their inception about 20 years ago. Also I have belonged to Anaesthetic Journal Clubs throughout my career. In 2005 I was a member of the ANZCA Taskforce which developed the College’s Code of Professional Conduct.

From 2008 to 2010 I was Chairman of the Grey Street Anaesthetic Group of which I have been a member since 1994.

I am married with 3 children.

It is likely that I have worked with your surgeon as a team providing patient care for at least a decade.

Please contact me via Grey Street Anaesthetic Group if you have any queries regarding your pre-operative medications, fasting, your Anaesthetic , my fees or other questions.

Background: MBBS (Hons) 1981 University of Melbourne. FFARACS 1988 (Trained at St Vincent’s, Geelong, Royal Children’s and Mercy Maternity hospitals) Staff Anaesthetic Specialist Austin Hospital Melbourne 1988 Locum Senior Anaesthetic Registrar Nuffield Department Anaesthesia Oxford , UK 1989 FANZCA 1992 Visiting Specialist Anaesthetist Royal Melbourne Hospital Department 1990 to 2000, Eye and Ear Hospital Melbourne 1993 – current, Victorian Plastic Surgical Unit (including Royal Children’s patients) 1993 – 2000.

Dr Anne Chenoweth

MBBS (HONS) FFARACS FANZCA
Dr Emily Dickson

Dr Emily Dickson

Qualifications
BSci/LLB (Monash University), B Medicine (University of Newcastle), FANZCA

Professional History
Areas of Specialisation I regularly anaesthetise in a wide range of surgical specialities including anaesthesia for: Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, ENT surgery Ophthalmic surgery Paediatric surgery in children over 1 yr, Maxillofacial surgery, Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery, Neurosurgery and Spinal surgery, Vascular, Breast, General, Endocrine and Bariatric surgery, Obstetric, Gynaecological and Urological surgery Radiological and Cardiological intervention anaesthesia, Endoscopic and Day surgery.

Background

I obtained my undergraduate medical degree in 2004 and commenced my specialist anaesthesia training at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. I completed my training at The Austin Hospital in 2012, undertaking a challenging and exciting Fellowship there. I also completed a one year subspecialty fellowship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in 2013. >My current public appointments include Visiting Medical Officer rights at Eastern Health, the Royal Dental Hospital of Victoria and Manning Base Rural Referral Hospital. I participate in, and am up to date with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Continuing Professional Development program to ensure I maintain and improve my clinical and professional skills.

Memberships/Fellow

Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Associated Interests

Family – my four boys including “the husband”, two beautiful boys under 2 and our 4yr old Golden Retriever ‘Astro’, Photography, Travel, Linguistics, Food, wine and cocktails

Dr Emily Dickson

BSci/LLB (Monash University), B Medicine (University of Newcastle), FANZCA
Dr Duncan Forbes

Dr Duncan Forbes

Qualifications
FFACS IRE

Profile
Dr Duncan Forbes has been in private anaesthetic practice for over 25 years. After graduating in medicine from Sydney university in 1978, I undertook training in anaesthesia in Sheffield UK before completing my training at the Alfred hospital in Melbourne. I have been in mixed public and private practice since becoming a specialist in anaesthesia. I’ve held appointments at various Public hospitals and still currently hold a visiting sessional anaesthetic post at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. My private practice is varied and includes anaesthesia for Ophthalmic, ENT, Endoscopic and Urological surgery. I joined the Grey Street Anaesthetic group in 1988 and have held a position on the executive as treasurer for many years. I regularly attended anaesthetic educational meetings in Melbourne, Inter State and Overseas and participate in the Australian and New Zealand college of Anaesthetists continuing professional development programme. I’m a member of – Australian Society of Anaesthetists – Association of Anaesthetists of Great Brittan and Ireland – Australian Medical Association

Dr Duncan Forbes

FFACS IRE
Dr Irving Green

Dr Irving Green

Qualifications
MBBS FANZCA

Profile
I gained my medical degree from the University of NSW in 1977. My anaesthetic training was undertaken in the Melbourne Northern Suburbs Training Scheme including the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Mercy Maternity Hospital. I gained my FFARACS in 1983. This was moved to FANZCA in 1992. I have a mixed private and public practice. I am a visiting anaesthetist at Austin Health and Eastern Health. I have a wide range of interests within anaesthesia. My initial practice included thoracic and paediatric anaesthesia for many years. Now my main areas of practice involve vascular, urology, general, orthopaedics and ophthalmology. I am a participant in the College of Anaesthesia’s continuing professional development programme and current with all their requirements. I regularly attend anaesthetic education meetings in Melbourne, interstate and overseas. I am a past chairman of this anaesthetic group.

Dr Irving Green

MBBS FANZCA
Dr Frank Hofmann

Dr Frank Hofmann

Qualifications
MBBS FANZCA FREA

Profile
I completed my basic medical degree at Sydney University and then spent the following years as resident medical officer at Newcastle Hospital, Canberra Hospital and The Blue Mountains Hospital as well as gaining experience in General Practice. My formal anaesthesia training began in London at Whipps Cross Hospital and then at the London Hospital, where I gained my specialist qualifications (FRCA). Following my return to Australia I worked as a Senior Registrar at the Prince Alfred and Wesmead Hospitals and obtained my Australian specialist qualification (FANZCA) . In 1985 I moved to Melbourne and have worked at the Dandenong Hospital and at numerous private hospitals in the Melbourne area. I have a special interest in ENT, Vascular and Maxillo-Facial surgery. I regularly attend continuing medical education meetings and participated in the American Society of Anaesthesiologist annual meeting in 2010. For the last 5 years I have travelled anually to Vietnam to perform voluntary work in Ho Chi Minh city. My outside interests include guitar playing, golf and hiking.

Dr Frank Hofmann

MBBS FANZCA FREA
Dr Eric Knauf

Dr Eric Knauf

Dr Eric Knauf

Qualifications
Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australia, 2011
Arztliche Prufung, University of Cologne, Germany, 2000

Profile
To come

Dr Eric Knauf

MBBS MD FANZCA
Dr John Kohn

Dr John Kohn

Qualifications
MBBS FANZCA

Profile
To come

Dr John Kohn

MBBS FANZCA
Dr Jin Li

Dr Jin Li

Qualifications
MBBS FANZCA (OBSTETRICS)

Professional History
Dr Jin Li is a specialist anaesthetist, with supra-specialisation in obstetric anaesthesia. He has 13 years of experience as a doctor in surgery, emergency and anaesthesia prior to obtaining specialist qualifications. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, and a member of the Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group. He was schooled at the University of Melbourne, and trained within the Royal Melbourne Hospital network, with rotations to many major Melbourne metropolitan hospitals, including the Austin Hospital, Petermac Cancer Centre, Western Health and Monash Medical Centre. Currently, he is a Visiting Medical Officer with credentials to practice at most major private hospitals throughout Melbourne. He regularly anaesthetises for most surgical specialities, including obstetrics and gynaecology, urology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, ear nose and throat surgery, plastics and neurosurgery.

Dr Jin Li

MBBS FANZCA (OBSTETRICS)
Dr Deborah Moore

Dr Deborah Moore

Qualifications
MBChB Otago, FANZCA, MPH La Trobe

Professional History
I graduated from Otago Medical School in New Zealand and completed my anaesthetic training in New Zealand gaining the Renton Prize for academic performance in the first part examinations for anaesthesia. I have now been in practice as an anaesthetist in Australia for over twenty years commencing in North Queensland which gave me an interest in remote and rural practice. I am a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA), a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Medical Association. I am registered as an Australian Health Practitioner, Registration Number; MED0001143252. I have been a member of the Grey Street Anaesthetic Group since 2000 and I am the current chairman of the group. I was in both public and private practice for many years but I now practice solely in private. My practice scope includes general, urological, oral, orthopaedic, vascular, cosmetic and endoscopic surgery. My special interests include; improving access to anaesthesia in our neighbouring countries and I have been able to regularly visit the Solomon Islands and other Pacific Islands as a visiting anaesthetist under Aus Aid and Royal College of Surgeons programs. I also have a Masters Degree in Public Health from La Trobe University with a particular interest in sociology and qualitative research. I regularly attend anaesthetic education meetings and practical training sessions in Melbourne, interstate and overseas. I participate in the Australasian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Continuing Professional Development Program. On a day to day and more practical basis I am interested in helping people and their families get through the undoubtedly stressful experience of having an operation: firstly by participating in the safety system aspects of anaesthetic practice that have greatly improved anaesthetic outcomes in recent years and also by minimizing nausea, discomfort and anxiety and pain, which are the things that worry people the most when faced with an operation.

Dr Deborah Moore

MBChB Otago, FANZCA, MPH La Trobe
Dr Annie Poon

Dr Annie Poon

Dr Annie Poon

Qualifications
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2006
Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australia, 2016

Professional History
To come

Dr Annie Poon

MBBS FANZCA ANZCA
Dr Andrew Braun

Dr Vaughan Raleigh

Qualifications
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University, Australia, 2002
Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australia, 2011

Professional History
To come

Dr Vaughan Raleigh

MBBS FANZCA
Dr Dayalan Ramasamy

Dr Dayalan Ramasamy

Qualifications
MBBch, MRCP(UK),DA,DCH,FANZCA, Postgraduate Diploma in Ultrasound (University of Melbourne)

Professional History
I qualified in Medicine in the UK in 1984 and started training in General Medicine including completing the MRCP in 1987. I started Anaesthesia training in 1988 in Nottingham and continued in Hobart and Melbourne through the Alfred ,Royal Womens, Royal Childrens and Royal Hobart Hospitals. I completed Anaesthesia training in 2000. I am in part private practice but also have public appointments at the Royal Womens, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear and Box Hill Hospitals which allows me to have a broad range of practice. I have a special interest in Anaesthesia for Obstetric, Urological, Eye/ ENT , Upper Gastrointestinal and Liver Surgery. I also have a special interest in the use of Ultrasound for regional anaesthesia and Echocardiography and in anaesthesia for patients with difficult airways. I take part in the ANZCA continuing medical education program and I am involved in teaching anaesthetic trainees.

Dr Dayalan Ramasamy

MBBch, MRCP(UK),DA,DCH,FANZCA
Dr Tom Rawdanowicz

Dr Tom Rawdanowicz

Qualifications
FANZCA MAICD

Professional History
To come

Dr Tom Rawdanowicz

FANZCA MAICD
Dr Sharanjeet Sidhu

Dr Sharanjeet Sidhu

Qualifications
FANZCA MBChB (Glasgow)

Professional History
To come

Dr Sharanjeet Sidhu

FANZCA MBChB (Glasgow)
Dr Alan Strunin

Dr Alan Strunin

Qualifications
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University, Australia, 1969

Professional History
To come

Dr Alan Strunin

MBBS
Dr Karlo Testen

Dr Karlo Testen

Qualifications
MBBS, FANZCA, FRCA, DipObs RANZCOG

Professional History
I am a specialist anaesthetic practitioner, having spent 8 years in training in both the UK and Australia, gaining the Fellowship of The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (FANZCA) as well as Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthesia (FRCA). In my anaesthetic training I have gained a wide exposure to all facets of anaesthesia for adults and children as well as wide experience in Intensive Care Medicine I gained my medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Adelaide in the mid 1980′s and in my junior doctor years worked in Alice Springs for 2 years gaining a wide exposure to the whole of medical practice and subsequently gaining the Diploma in Obstetrics from the Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Dip.Obs. RANZCOG) Now I am in a mixture of private and public practice in Melbourne, Victoria. My public appointments are as a VMO at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, as a VMO at Northern Health and as a VMO at The Royal Dental Hospital in Carlton. In my private practice I am a member of the Gray Street Anaesthetic Group and I am accredited at many private hospitals here in Melbourne. Given my experience I deal with both adults and children above 1 year of age and have interests in anaesthesia for children and adults, anaesthesia for orthopaedics and trauma, regional anaesthesia, anaesthesia for ENT and dental/facial surgery, anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery, anaesthesia for vascular surgery and the use of technology in anaesthesia.

Dr Karlo Testen

MBBS, FANZCA, FRCA, DipObs RANZCOG