Team

Dr Salman Ansari

Radiologist

Dr Salman Ansari is a final year radiology registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney (RPA). Salman completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales medical school, and undertook Radiology training at Nepean and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. 

He completed the RANZCR Fellowship Examinations in 2013, and is currently undertaking a 6 month rotation in Breast Imaging. Salman also has an interest in Musculoskeletal Imaging. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (med), Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (Hons), UNSW 2006
  • Passed Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists fellowship exams in 2013

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Dr Matt Andrews

Matt completed undergraduate medical training at the University of Auckland in 2009, and is currently a final year radiology registrar having trained in both Tauranga and Auckland, New Zealand.

He completed the RANZCR Part 2 examinations in 2015, and is planning on undertaking a musculoskeletal imaging fellowship on completion of training. Other interests include breast imaging and general MRI.

Matt has an interest in radiology education, and healthcare improvement in developing countries, having spent several months in South-East Asia. He was also part of a team involved in the clean up effort in Sendai, Japan, following the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

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Dr Roger Bain

Roger studied medicine at Monash University and trained in Radiology at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne (Victoria).

Roger is currently the Director of training at the Gold Coast Hospital in Queensland. Roger’s subspecialty area of interest is in Abdominal Imaging.

With a keen interest in education and training, Roger is also a College examiner.

Roger holds academic appointments at both Bond University and Griffith University in Queensland

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Dr Luke Baker

Dr Luke Baker is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist and phlebologist. He studied at the University of Sydney and the University of Alabama (UAB).

Dr Baker’s professional interests lie in body imaging and intervention. He has a particular focus on breast and oncology imaging including related intervention.

His practice includes all aspects of inpatient and outpatient intervention, including varicose vein ablation and sclerotherapy.

He is a founding director of Interventional Radiology Associates and practices at Westmead Public Hospital as well as Westmead Private and Prince of Wales Private Hospitals.

Dr Baker has been a past Councillor of the AMA and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

He has academic appointments at the University of NSW and the University of Notre Dame.

He lectures nationally and is very pleased to contribute to Radiology Across Borders.

Qualifications

  • MBSS(Syd), FRANZCR, FACP

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Dr Katja Beitat

Company Secretary

Katja has an extensive background in communication, strategy and governance and has worked in the health sector over the past decade. She was responsible for stakeholder relations for the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission before founding Health Care Innovate, an Australian based company that uses digital and video technology to improve communication flows in health care, particularly between clinicians.

Qualifications

  • PhD in health communication (University of Leipzig; visiting scholar to the Centre for Health Communication, University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Master in International Business and Law (University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor and Master in Media Political Science and Philosophy (University of Leipzig/Germany

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Dr Greg Briggs

Director

Greg graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours.

After completing his internship in Perth and post-graduate study in London (UK), Greg returned to Sydney where he has been a Radiologist at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) since 1983.

Greg was a Senior Staff Specialist Radiologist at RNSH and a Partner of North Shore Radiology (North Shore Private Hospital), as well as being a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University and Notre Dame Medical School.  

Greg has co-authored 20 radiological publications throughout his career. His Award winning "Pocket Guide to Chest X-rays" is in its second edition and has now been translated into Chinese.

Greg’s subspecialty interests are in Chest Radiology and General Interventional Radiology.

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Dr Craig Buchan

Craig is a Staff Specialist at both the Gold Coast and Robina Hospitals with QScan, and a VMO of the Tweed Hospital. His main interests are in MSK and Spinal Imaging (including advanced image-guided interventions), neuroradiology and hepatobiliary MRI.  
He completed his clinical training at Royal North Shore Hospital/Northern Clinical School and his General Radiology training at Liverpool and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals in Sydney, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR) in 2010.

In 2011, Craig completed his musculoskeletal fellowship training at the University of Toronto, where he practiced high-level acute sports medicine, MSK oncology imaging, MR arthrography, CT, ultrasound, plain radiography and image-guided interventions. He has also previously attained advanced skills in interventional radiology including hepatobiliary, genitourinary, vascular access and CT/ultrasound guided procedures.

Craig enjoys teaching and has Associate Clinical Lecturer appointments with the University of Sydney and Griffith University. His current research interests include imaging of conditions which predispose to osteoarthritis, advanced MRI imaging of cartilage, low-dose CT guided interventional radiology techniques and injury patterns and associated imaging of surfboard riders. Craig has previously visited Fiji and participated in teaching the Riti curriculum.

He is also a current member of ISMRM, Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) and American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) (Hons), University of Sydney (2002)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR)

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Dr Graham Burski

Dr Burski's was born and bred in London, but spent all his early medical years moving around the UK doing Physician training. Then he saw the light and moved to Radiology. After completing his Radiology in Bristol, he moved to Australia together with his family where they've been ever since. Dr Burski's has over 25 years of Public and Private radiology experience: initially as a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and then as Specialist private radiologist in Ballarat, Victoria. Most recently, he was Professor/Director of Medical Imaging at the Canberra Hospital and significantly involved in developing a curriculum for undergraduate medical imaging at the Australian National University. His interest in MSK radiology is recognised as the founding member of AMSIG and as a member of the International Skeletal Society.

Dr Burski's is currently working in Doha, Qatar as the section head of MSK imaging at the Sidra Medical and Research Center and providing specialist radiology MSK services and teaching to the local hospitals here. His interest in radiology education continues as Assistant (interim) Professor of Radiology at the Weill Cornel University (New York) where he continues to teach students at the Qatar campus in the Middle East. Dr Burski's is looking forward to contributing to further education in "areas of need” through RAB.

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Dr Michael Curley

Director

Dr Michael Curley is a final year radiology registrar at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in Brisbane (RBWH).  Michael attended the University of Queensland Medical School and  undertook clinical training at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (QLD).

He completed the RANZCR Fellowship Examinations in 2013 and is developing interests in General, Musculoskeletal and Interventional Radiology.  

 

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Dr Suresh de Silva

Co-Founder and Chairman

Deeply committed to philanthropical work, Suresh co-founded Radiology Across Borders in 2010. Currently, Suresh is an Associate Radiologist with The Southern Radiology Group. His area of expertise is in Oncological, Urological and Abdominal Radiology and Body MRI.

He carried out his fellowship training at the Great Ormond St Hospital for Children (London) and The Canberra Hospital (ACT), and has held VMO and Staff Specialist positions in both Canberra (ACT) and Sydney (NSW) since 2005.

Suresh also has academic research interests, and has been co-investigator in numerous studies focused on the treatment of renal cell carcinoma and MRI for peritoneal and renal/bladder malignancies. He is a Member of the European Society of Gastro-Intestinal Radiology (ESGAR), European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).

Since 2005, Suresh has held VMO and Staff Specialist positions at The Canberra Hospital, Westmead Private Hospital, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Hurstville Private Hospital and Concord Hospital.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine, University of Sydney (1992)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

> Contact: Dr Suresh de Silva

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Dr Peter Dixon

Originally from England, where he went to medical school at King’s College Hospital, London, Peter came to New Zealand as a junior doctor. He spent several years as a Surgical SHO and registrar before training in Radiology at Oxford, UK. He began as a consultant Radiologist at Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand in 1990. Also in private practice, as Clinical Director at Broadway Radiology, he has a wide range across the specialty of radiology.

He has many years of hands-on experience in Ultrasound, especially Musculoskeletal diagnosis and image-guided treatment. He is also involved with breast screening and biopsy, and interventional radiology.

He has twice been a member of a surgical camp, in rural Nepal with the International Nepal Fellowship, providing ultrasound diagnoses to a team of New Zealand and Nepali surgeons in collaboration with local services.

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Dr Karen (Karnie) Falk

Karnie graduated in Medicine from the University of NSW with Honours I. Following this, Karnie trained in Radiology at the Prince of Wales Prince Henry hospital group in Sydney and Stanford University Hospital in California USA, completing a two year Fellowship in MRI at Stanford University.

Since Fellowship training, Karnie has worked extensively in private practice and held numerous private and public hospital based Radiologist appointments. She is currently Managing Radiologist at Canberra Diagnostic Imaging. Her career has involved clinical radiology as well as managerial and teaching roles.

Karnie's major areas of interest are Sports and Musculoskeletal radiology, musculoskeletal intervention and MRI. She also has a keen interest in Ultrasound, Dexa and Teleradiology and is the founding Director of Teleradiology Australia.

Following early volunteer work at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa during her Medical training, Karnie is keen to be part of the RAB team,sharing Radiological knowledge and expertise with developing nations.

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Dr Darrilyn Greenberg

In Auckland Darrilyn helped set up the Breast Screening Program (BreastScreen Aotearoa), working as the lead clinical radiologist during the set up phase and setting many of the clinical protocols.

She travelled over New Zealand overseeing the clinical assessment clinics She became recognised as an expert in breast imaging. She was also involved in a specialist Women’s Imaging Practice in Hamilton. After 10 years in New Zealand Darrilyn moved to Sydney and has been working at Connect Radiololgy for the past five years. She is an editor of the Woman's imaging section of the Australian and New Zealand Radiology Journal (JMIRO) .

Darrilyn’s radiological skills and interests include breast imaging and intervention, women’s imaging, body imaging, interventional procedures and musculoskeletal injections, ultrasound and MRI.

Qualifications

  • MBBCh (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • FFRad (D)SA MMed (Diag Rad)
  • Wits – Thesis – Breast Screening in Black South African Women
  • FRANZCR

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Dr Jackson Huynh

Jackson graduated from Medicine at the University of New South Wales, before completing his Radiology training in the Nepean and Westmead Hospitals. Following this, he then completed a 2 year Nuclear Medicine fellowship at St Vincent’s and Bankstown Hospitals. He is a dual qualified Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist, currently working as a Staff Specialist in Gosford Hospital and as a VMO Radiologist for Nepean hospital.

During his training, Jackson has developed sub specialty interest in oncology imaging including PET/CT, cardiac imaging, musculoskeletal imaging and musculoskeletal interventions. He has presented multiple papers in cardiac imaging, both at national and international conferences. Jackson enjoys teaching and has been an associate clinical lecturer for the University of New South Wales and the University of Newcastle for many years. He also actively participates in teaching of junior medical staff and registrars in various hospitals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (UNSW)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR)
  • Fellow of the Australiasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists (FAANMS)

Memberships

  • Radiological Society North America (RSNA)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine - North America (SNM)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

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Dr. Philip Hung

Philip is a Diagnostic Radiologist with over 20 years experience.

He trained in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital, Sydney and in Radiology at the Royal Prince Alfred, Prince of Wales, Royal North Shore Hospitals; The Royal Hospital for Women and The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney.

He has practiced in a wide variety of circumstances including city public hospitals, city community hospitals, regional NSW hospitals and private outpatient practices.

A general Radiologist with Paediatric Subspecialty interest he also has interests in Gynae and O & G imaging, Breast Imaging, Neuro MRI; GI Imaging as well as in Ultrasound and CT guided Interventional Radiology.

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Don Kelly

Administration

Don brings a strong strategic, operational and financial management background to Radiology Across Borders, as well as a commitment to education and training. He has 16 years’ experience in Imaging Services, includes 12 years as a manager and leader with both public and private sector providers in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Don’s clinical background gives him a strong understanding of the need for a cohesive, collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to healthcare. He has a strong track record in providing high quality imaging services by combining technological innovation with a highly-skilled workforce.

Don also has a personal interest in the global differences between health system, particularly how each system tackles population health issues.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science MIT (Hons)
  • Masters in Medical Radiation Science (MRI/CT)
  • Masters in Health Services Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate Human Resources Management

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Dr Emmeline Lee

Dr Emmeline Lee is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. After internship and residency, she completed a Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, before completing her training as a Radiologist in Perth, WA. She then completed fellowships in Obstetric and Gynecological, and Breast Imaging. She is a partner in a specialist Women's Imaging practice in Perth -  Western Ultrasound for Women. She also works part-time in the public sector, and is a consultant at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and BreastScreenWA.

Emmeline is a examiner for the RANZCR Part 2 exams and is a passionate about teaching Radiology registrars and fellows. Emmeline is currently the Expert Advisor on Obstetrics for the Radiology reference website, radiopaedia.org.

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Dr Glyn Llewellyn-Jones

Glyn is a medical doctor currently completing specialty training in Radiology at St George Hospital in Sydney. He has an interest in emergency and disaster medicine and has previously worked in rural and remote communities in Western Australia as well as overseas in East Timor and Vietnam.  He completed a post-graduate medical degree in Western Australia before moving back to Sydney to pursue radiology.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
  • Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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Dr James Linklater

James is a musculoskeletal radiologist in Sydney, with Castlereagh Imaging.

He is a consultant radiologist for a number of professional sporting teams and has a particular interest in sports imaging.

He is a past president of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG), is an examiner for the FRANZCR and is a Clinical Lecturer at USNW and University of Sydney.

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Dr Suhrid P. Lodh

Dr Suhrid P. Lodh completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of New South Wales in 2006. He trained in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital between 2009 and 2014. Inspired by the therapeutic potential of the subspecialty, he completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Canberra Hospital in 2014.

His primary interests are in Interventional Oncology and White matter diseases of the brain. He is currently commencing a Masters Degree in Immunology and a distance diploma in Nano-medicine.

Suhrid is an Interventional Radiology Staff Specialist at Liverpool Hospital (Sydney). He holds an academic appointment with the UNSW Clinical school at Liverpool Hospital and has formerly held teaching appointments at the University of Wollongong and University of Sydney (RNSH). He has also been actively involved in the education of Radiology registrars, Junior medical staff, radiographers and nursing staff since 2010.

Raised by his mother, Ida, in Singapore, Suhrid's roots are in Asia and he hopes to be part of an expansion of Radiology Across Borders into Asian developing nations.

His non-academic time is spent with his amazing wife, Natalie, his little boy, Jonah, and his love of music and wood-work.

Qualifications

  • MBBS BSc (MED) UNSW 2006
  • FRANZCR 2014

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Dr Catherine Mandel

Dr Catherine Mandel works in Melbourne. Her general radiology training was in Melbourne after which she trained in neuroradiology in the UK. After several years working as a consultant neuroradiologist she returned to Australia.

Catherine trained as a company director with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently undertaking a qualification in higher education learning and teaching.

Catherine has been a councillor for RANZCR for six years and is a member of many RANZCR committees. She is the Secretary-General of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Neuroradiology. Catherine joined the Board of the AMA Victoria in 2016.

Other roles included being the clinician lead for a radiology incident reporting database (www.raer.org.au) and co-organising the series of Australasian Conferences on Error in Medical Imaging.

Research interests include neuro-onocology and patient safety.

Catherine also works in medical defence, teaches radiology registrars at the University of Melbourne and has held clinical appointments in public and private practice in Australia and the UK and at Swinburne University of Technology.

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Dr Victor Mansberg

Dr Mansberg completed his radiology training at  St Vincent’s Hospital in 1995 and a 2 year Nuclear Medicine Fellowship at the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1997.

He is a dual qualified radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist at Southern Radiology Sydney and manages the nuclear medicine department at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Randwick. Dr Mansberg has published over 30 articles in medical journals and has been a lecturer for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists training programme, University of New South Wales and the Cabrini Institute Melbourne.

His particular areas of interest are musculoskeletal, oncology and cross sectional imaging correlation including SPECT/CT and PET/CT.

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Dr Glenn McNally

Director

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr Glenn McNally is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist based in Sydney and a sub-specialist in Obstetric and Gynaecologic ultrasound.  He is currently the Director of Medical Imaging at the Royal Hospital for Women (Sydney) and a Partner in Obstetric and Gynaecologic Imaging, a private obstetric and gynaecologic ultrasound practice also based in Sydney. 

Through the Department of Medical Imaging at the Royal Hospital for Women, Glenn assists with the training of Registrars, Fellows, Medical Students and Sonographers. 

Glenn's specialty training was undertaken in Australia (Sydney) and Scotland (Glasgow) and his imaging training was undertaken at he Royal Hospital for Women (Sydney) and in Canada (Vancouver).

Glenn has served for many years on the Councils of both the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).  He has served as President of ASUM and Vice President of the RANZCOG.

Glenn has also served on the Council of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) for a 6-year period.  During his time with the WFUMB, Glenn participated in the establishment of Centres of Excellence in Education in developing countries.  As part of that program Glenn has taught in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Thailand.

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Dr Sohrabh Memon

Dr Sohrabh Memon is from New Zealand, and currently practicing as a radiologist in both the public and private setting in Coffs Harbour, NSW. He completed radiology training (FRANZCR) in Auckland (2012) and is fellowship trained in diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology (Vancouver, Canada, 2014).

A keen interest in learning about other places and an enjoyment of teaching brings him to Radiology Across Borders.

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Melissa Miller

Marketing

Melissa commenced her career as a Nurse and has spent the past 14 years in a variety of roles across Melbourne and Sydney within Radiology including Sales Management and Product Management. More recently Melissa worked as a Medical Liaison assisting with the growth and marketing strategy of a private Radiology practice in Sydney, while also enjoying her most important role as mother to two adventurous daughters.

Melissa has enjoyed cementing strong relationships across Radiology, General Practice and multiple specialty areas of healthcare along with stakeholder management at large multinational companies.

At present Melissa is working in a business development role in Radiology alongside her unique start up in Healthcare Events and Marketing which has an important focus on providing organisation of quality outreach education events to remote communities in need. Melissa has most recently steered and helped set-up a new organisation early this year to help raise the profile and awareness of Bladder Cancer, BEAT Bladder Cancer Australia.

Melissa feels privileged to be offered the opportunity to provide pro bono marketing project assistance to Radiology Across Borders, a charity Melissa has been watching in awe since it’s inception. Melissa enjoys the benefits of Philanthropy in creating big impact and creating positive change to the lives of people in the nations and thanks the extended RAB team for the opportunity to give back.

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Dr David Mitchell

Dr Mitchell is a half time staff Radiologist at the Gold Coast University Hospital and half time in Private Practice with Qscan on the Gold Coast. He is practising General Radiology with an interest in Abdominal Imaging.

Dr Mitchell spent 2 weeks in Phnom Penh at the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope and found the experience very rewarding. He went with a view that there would be a lot to learn and that proved to be the case.
After many tutorials with the local Radiology Trainees, and many conversations Dr Mitchell now believes that RAB can be very helpful and influential in Cambodian Radiology. He would be keen to assist with developing connections and systems and visits to assist there development of Radiology.

Qualifications

  • MBBS Uni QLD 1981
  • FRANZCR 1991

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Dr Jim Mullany

Jim has worked as a Radiologist in teaching hospitals and private practice for more than 25 years, principally at Ballarat Hospital with the Lake Imaging Group and  previously at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Jim was a Director and Reader at Grampians Breast Screen for seven years. He has also worked as a College Examiner.

Jim is an experienced teacher, having taught medical students and Radiology Registrars for over 30 years, including as an Associate Senior Fellow in Radiology at the University of Melbourne.  

Jim is also the Secretary and Treasurer of the Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and a Council member of Victoria Australian Medical Association.

Jim’s interest in volunteer work stems from his time in Papua New Guinea in the late 70’s. Now that Jim  is working part-time, he is looking forward to helping Radiologists in the Pacific region in practical and academic ways.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Medical Radiodiagnosis
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANCZR)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)

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Associate Professor Anthony Peduto

Tony is a medical graduate of the University of Sydney and is currently a senior staff specialist in Radiology in the department of Radiology at Westmead Hospital. He completed his radiology registrar training at Westmead Hospital, followed by a postgraduate fellowship in Musculoskeletal and Body MRI at Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois, and later Postgraduate Scholarship in clinical and research musculoskeletal imaging at University of California in San Diego (UCSD).

He is director of MRI at Westmead Hospital, and coordinates medical school teaching in Medical Imaging at the University of the Sydney Western Clinical School. He has been on numerous educational committees of the RANZCR and a senior examiner for the Part II exams for many years. He set up the first fully dedicated MRI postgraduate fellowship in Australia in 1997 providing subspecialty MRI training to over 25 local postgraduate fellows. He is dedicated to teaching medical students, registrars, and paramedical staff, and has hosted in the MRI unit numerous visiting local radiologist specialists and several international radiologists from Asia and the Middle East through WHO initiatives. In 2013 he was visiting professor in the department of Radiology St Luke’s Hospital Quezon City the Philippines and later an invited speaker of the CT/MRI Society of the Philippines at the 2013 Joint Annual Convention with Philippines Society of Ultrasound.

He is pleased to know there are many like minded radiologists involved in regional outreach programs and is looking forward to participating in the great work done by Radiology Across Borders.

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Dr John Pereira

Director

John completed his undergraduate training at the University of New South Wales, followed by his postgraduate Radiology training at Prince of Wales/Prince Henry Hospitals in Sydney (New South Wales). John then went on to complete his subspecialty Paediatric Imaging Fellowship (Diagnostic and Interventional) at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada).

After completing his Fellowship, John worked as a Consultant at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan (USA), before relocating back to Sydney with his family to become a Staff Specialist at both Sydney Children’s Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.

At present, John is the Director of Medical Imaging at both Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. John has demonstrated a career-long commitment to educating Medical Students and Registrars.

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Prof. Charbel Saade

Prof.Charbel Saade graduated from the University of Sydney in radiography, Masters in CT and MRI, and a PhD in contrast media delivery.  Charbel is currently working at the American University of Beirut. He is a frequent lecturer in international congresses like RSNA, ECR and Arab Health.

Charbel has co-authored more than 50 original papers with more than 70 abstracts presented.  Charbel has a strong clinical background in the field of CT and MRI.  Charbel is also Adjunct Professor of medical imaging at king Khaled University KSA as well as editor in chief in the international journal of medical imaging. Charbel is the owner and convenor of MDCT.com.au and has been teaching radiographers for more than 10 years with the latest tips and tricks to reduce contrast media administration and radiation dose whilst maintaining image quality.  

Charbel has a particular focus on education by changing radiology "one image at a time" through the eyes of a radiographer.

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Dr Rupinder Sekhon

Rupinder obtained her undergraduate medical degree from The University of Western Australia in 2007. She is currently a 5th year registrar with the West Australian Rotational Training Scheme. She completed her RANZCR Part 2 exams in May 2015.

Her interests include Musculo-skeletal, Paediatric and Women's imaging. She has a keen interest in teaching fellow registrars, medical students and hopes to pass on valuable information gained throughout her training through her involvement with Radiology Across Borders.

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Trina Shnier

Marketing and Relationships

Trina brings a strong strategic and marketing focus to RAB, having over 20 years’ experience in both Radiology and corporate health. Trina loved the challenge of developing strong and strategic relationships across a very broad medical, scientific, and corporate community and is now able to leverage these strong relationships she has developed, for RAB.

Trina began her career as a radiographer in Adelaide and then in London, where she was very fortunate to be introduced to MRI at London’s 1st private MRI practice in the pioneering years of MRI. This launched Trina’s career with Philips and Siemens, and culminated in Trina holding a senior MRI positon for Siemens USA in 1998-2001.

Trina saw the light (!) and retuned to Sydney and worked for Mayne Health in a national BDM role, at an interesting time where corporatized health was on the ascendancy. Trina placed utmost importance of service delivery across the 200 plus practices, and her mantra was to empower the staff to deliver positive customer experiences.

In the past 8 years Trina has played her most important role as mother, whilst still consulting for various health entities and taking on the enviable task of not-for-profit work. Trina feels privileged to have been given the opportunity to join RAB, and help improve the knowledge of Radiology in our neighboring countries. This completes the loop for Trina being able to give back to an industry that has taught her so much.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Applied Science , Diagnostic Radiography
  • Master’s Degree in Marketing Management

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Dr Ryan Shulman

Dr Ryan Shulman completed a fellowship at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto specialising in musculoskeletal imaging.

He subsequently divided time between the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and University Hospital Southampton, working in cardiothoracic imaging where he was awarded the European Diploma of Cardiac Radiology. 

He has co-authored chapters in orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and cardiac imaging textbooks, and in 2015, was the recipient of the European Society of Radiology's Albert L. Baert Editorial Fellowship. 

Dr Shulman currently works as a consultant radiologist at Queensland X-Ray, and staff specialist at Gold Coast University Hospital. 

Additional interests include teaching, research and forensic radiology.

Qualifications

  • B. Phty
  • MBBS
  • FRANZCR
  • EBCR

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Dr Parveen Sidhu

Parveen completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of New South Wales in 2008. She is currently completing her 4th year of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She recently completed her Part 2 examinations in May 2015.

She is interested in pursuing fellowships in Women's radiology. Since the exams are now behind her, she wants to expand her interests in teaching medical students, registrars and anyone really.

Parveen grew up in Malaysia which is where her parents still live. She hopes to be part of the expansion of Radiology Across Borders into Asian developing nations.

Outside Radiology, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Rahul and her interests in good food and wine, dance and hopes to now increase the time she spends pedalling in lycra on the roads.

Qualifications

  • MBBS BSc (MED) UNSW 2008

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Dr Peter Staub

Born in New Zealand, Peter has dual citizenship with Australia and has worked in North Queensland for 12 years as a Partner of Queensland X-Ray.

He has worked both in private practice and public hospitals in Mackay and Cairns, and has practiced in all general and interventional radiology with special interests in Musculoskeletal and breast imaging.

His practice in Cairns was one of the first private MRI practices in Australia, and he has been involved with MRI imaging ever since. Peter recently returned to New Zealand with his Australian wife and two sons, and continues to work in New Zealand and ad-hoc as a locum in Australia.

A keen sailor, Peter plans to sail his catamaran from Tonga to Fiji in 2013 as part of a voluntary team working with local medical services.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MhChB) Auckland University
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR)

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Dr Nadine Thompson

Nadine graduated from the Universtiy of Sydney with first class honours. She completed her clinical training at Westmead Hospital where she specialised in CT and progressed to manage the general x-ray and fluoroscopy sections of the Radiology Department. Nadine was appointed to the position of Chief Radiographer at Sydney Adventist Hospital in November 2016.

Nadine has completed a Masters in Education, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Master of Health Management. Nadine also holds the appointment of clinical lecturer for the Medical School at the University of Sydney.
Nadine is the chair of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) Advanced Practice Panel and will be awarded fellowship of the ASMIRT in March 2018. 

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Dr Nicholas Trost

Nicholas Trost is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. After completing radiology training with the Auckland DHB and the Alfred Hospital Melbourne, he undertook fellowships at the Hammersmith Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital in London specialising in Neuroradiology and MRI. He held the position of consultant radiologist at the Hammersmith before returning to Australia in 1996. In 1998, Nicholas was appointed consultant radiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and in 2006 Director of its MRI Centre.

In 2005, Nicholas obtained the European Certificate in Neuroradiology and in 2006 obtained the International Diploma in Neurovascular Disease (University of Paris X1). Sabbaticals in 2006 and 2013 in Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand furthered his experience in advanced neuroimaging techniques.

Nicholas completed the Master of Public Health, specializing in Global Health, at the University of Melbourne in 2015. During this time, he held attachments with Save the Children in Myanmar and the WHO in Thailand. In 2009, he evaluated nutritional problems in hill tribe villagers in Northern Thailand with the Mirror Foundation.

Nicholas is passionate about improving the health and well-being of people in the region through education and upskilling of local practitioners. He has given lectures and tutorials in Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar, and held discussions radiology groups on providing more personalized support through short term placements within practices and second opinions through teleradiology.

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Dr Trina Whittaker

Originally from New Zealand, Trina completed a Diploma in Medical Radiation Technology in Christchurch, NZ, before traveling to B.C., Canada where she obtained a BSc (Hons) from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada as a foreign student.

Trina went on to graduate from the University of British Columbia Medical School, Vancouver, Canada, and to attain Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Diagnostic Radiology at UBC. Subsequently, she undertook a Fellowship in Breast Imaging at Royal Perth Hospital, WA, Australia, returning to work in Canada for 2 years before undertaking an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Fremantle Hospital, WA, Australia.

Trina has an interest in registrar education, having recently relinquished the role of Director of Training at Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA, Australia and now travels and works locum positions. Her work interests include Breast Imaging and General Radiology/intervention.

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