Our Anaesthetists

For over 50 years the Macquarie Anaesthetic Group has provided high quality anaesthetic services to patients all across Sydney. All of our anaesthetists are Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and are highly experienced in their field. Our anaesthetists cover all surgical specialities including cardiothoracic, neuro, paediatric, obstetric and ophthalmic surgery. The majority of our members hold VMO positions at major public teaching hospitals across Sydney in addition to their private practice.

Dr Stella Alexander

Dr Stella Alexander

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Sydney Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital and Sydney Private Hospital, with special interests in anaesthesia for hand surgery, eye surgery, oculoplastic surgery and general surgery. This includes extensive use of local and regional anaesthesia for day surgery.

My Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
Qualifications include: MB, BS (SYD) FANZCA
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Stella Alexander

MB, BS (SYD) FANZCA
Dr Michael Amos

Dr Michael Amos

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Concord Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital and the Mater Hospital with special interests in anaesthesia for ear, nose and throat, orthopaedic, paediatric, plastic, reconstructive and vascular surgery. Other activities include training and examinations in anaesthesia, and elected membership of the NSW Regional Committee of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

My Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
Qualifications include: MB, BS (SYD) FANZCA
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Michael Amos

MB, BS (SYD) FANZCA
Dr Alfred Chua

Dr Alfred Chua

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St George Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital and the Strathfield Private Hospital, with special interests in anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery, eye surgery (adult & paediatric), gynaecological surgery and urological surgery. Special interests include anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, major musculoskeletal oncological surgery, and paediatric surgery.

My Professional History
I graduated with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of New South Wales in 1985. Completed anaesthetic training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and 12 months provisional fellowship in paediatric anaesthesia at Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital. Qualified as specialist anaesthetist (FANZCA) in 1992.
Have organised and conducted many ophthalmic regional anaesthesia workshops in Australia and South East Asia. Co-authored book chapter on Ophthalmic Anaesthesia in Smith and Aitkenhead’s Textbook of Anaesthesia 7th Edition and authored many peer review articles. Scientific Chairman of the 5th World Congress of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia, Jakarta, 2020.
My appointments include Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St George Private Hospital, Liverpool Eye Surgery, Bondi Junction Private Hospital and Kogarah Private Hospital.

Special Interests:
Special interests include anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, major musculoskeletal oncological surgery, and paediatric surgery.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Alfred Chua

MB, BS (NSW) FANZCA
Dr Peter Davidson

Dr Peter Davidson

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Consultant Anaesthetist since 2004 at Royal North Shore, North Shore Private, Mater, Chatswood Private, Castlecrag Private Hospitals.
Special interest in Cardiothoracic, ENT, Paediatric and Orthopaedic Anaesthesia.

My Professional History
MB BS (Hons) BSc MED 1995 University of NSW
Fellowship ANZCA 2003
Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Fellowship Training St George's Hospital London, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

Dr Peter Davidson

MB,BS (NSW) (Hons), BSc(Med) (NSW), FANZCA
Dr Alastair D'Vaz

Dr Alastair D'Vaz

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Dr Alastair D’Vaz provides care across the major private hospitals of the North Shore area and is the secretary of the Department of Anaesthetics, at The Mater Hospital. Dr D’Vaz studied medicine at Cambridge University before moving to Australia where he specialised in Anaesthetics at Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr D’Vaz has a keen interest in Charitable work and is the Senior Anaesthetist of Operation Restore Hope.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
Qualifications include: FANZCA MA MB BChir Cantab

I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Alastair D'Vaz

FANZCA MA MB BChir Cantab
Dr Paul Ferris

Dr Paul Ferris

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Specialist Anaesthetist at St George Private Hospital, the Mater Hospital, Southline Eye Surgery Centre and the Opthalmic Surgery Centre Chatswood, with special interests in anaesthesia for eye surgery and orthopaedic surgery.

My Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I commenced my anaesthetic training in the UK, where I completed my exams for the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK). I then came to Australia where I did further training and passed the exams to become a fellow of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am also amember of the Australian Medical Association, and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

I was one of the early leaders in the use of local anaesthetic for Cataract Surgery, and this continues to be one of my main areas of anaesthetic practice.
My other area of interest is anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures.

Dr Paul Ferris

MB, ChB (UK) FRCA FANZCA
Dr Chris Fisher

Dr Chris Fisher

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Concord Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, Sydney Private Hospital and Holroyd Private Hospital, with special interests in anaesthesia for dental surgery, eye surgery, colorectal surgery, neurosurgery, day surgery and gastro-intestinal endoscopy.

My Professional history
Following completion of my medical degree in Sydney at UNSW, I completed specialist anaesthetic training and received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I then gained further experience working at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.
Qualifications include: MB, BS (NSW) FANZCA

I participate in the Continuing Professional Development Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Chris Fisher

MB, BS (NSW) FANZCA
Dr Kim Gray

Dr Kim Gray

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My name is Dr Kim Gray and I will be your anaesthetist for your up coming procedure.
Please be reassured that Australian anaesthetists have world class training in anaesthesia, pain control, resuscitation, intensive care and managing medical emergencies, so there is no safer place in the world to have an anaesthetic than in Australia.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.
Qualifications include:MB,BS, FANZCA

Dr Kim Gray

MB,BS, FANZCA
Dr Robert Hackett

Dr Robert Hackett

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, the Mater Hospital, along with several other private hospitals and day surgeries. Special interests include anaesthesia for bariatric, ENT, ophthalmic, renal transplant, complex gastrointestinal and paediatric surgery. Other activities focus on training and quality assurance.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.
Qualifications include: MB CHB FANZCA

Dr Robert Hackett

MB CHB FANZCA
Dr Matthew Ho

Dr Matthew Ho

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal North Shore Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital, with special interests in anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery, ENT surgery and neurosurgery.

Professional History
I graduated from the University of New South Wales with honours before training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. I undertook further training in Regional Anaesthesia, Acute Pain Management and Global Health in Canada. I have clinical expertise in advanced nerve block techniques, perioperative ultrasound and acute pain management. I am a member of Macquarie Anaesthetic Group – a select group of well established academic and clinical anaesthetists in Sydney.
Qualifications include:BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), FANZCA

Dr Matthew Ho

BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), FANZCA
Dr Michael Jones

Dr Michael Jones

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Mater Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital and Sydney Private Hospital, with special interests in anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery, eye surgery and obstetrics. Other activities include training and examinations in anaesthesia with the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Deputy Director of the Department of Anaesthetics at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and he has been Chair of the NSW Regional Committee of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
My special interests include anaesthesia for joint replacements and general orthopaedics , obstetrics , ophthalmology and urology.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree from Sydney University in 1984.I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 1991 and undertook further specialist training at Camperdown Children's Hospital and the University of Washington in Seattle. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and I participate in the Continuing Professional Development managed by the College of Anaesthetists.

I have appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital , The Mater , North Shore Private , Sydney Private , and Kogorah Private .
I served 12 years on the NSW Regional Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) , including 3 years as chair. I now sit on the Council of ANZCA , and am Chair of Examinations. Qualifications include: MB, BS (SYD) FANZCA
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Michael Jones

MB, BS (SYD) FANZCA
A/Prof. Greg Knoblanche

A/Prof. Greg Knoblanche

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I am a Foundation Fellow ( 1992 ) of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.
Special interests include anaesthesia in orthopaedic surgery and pre anaesthesia review.

Professional History
I graduated Bachelor Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Sydney in 1972 and qualified as a specialist anaesthetist in the Faculty of Anaesthetists Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1979.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.
My hospital appointments include: Mater Hospital, Mater Clinic Theatre, and Royal North Shore Hospital.
Qualifications include: MB, BS (NSW) FANZCA

A/Prof. Greg Knoblanche

MB, BS (NSW) FANZCA
Dr Andrew Lansdown

Dr Andrew Lansdown

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I currently work at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a number of Private Hospitals in the Lower North Shore and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. I am fortunate to work with a range of fantastic surgeons and their various specialities. My extensive training and now varied practice keeps me utilising a full range of anaesthetic skills and techniques which gives me the confluence I can deliver the modern, comprehensive and the best possible care for all my patients and their surgeries.
My main area of clinical interest and expertise is in Regional Anaesthesia or Nerve Blocks, and I regularly teach and lecture at national conferences on these topics. At RPA I lead clinical innovation and research in regional anaesthesia. I am also on the Executive Committee of the Australasian Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group. I have also had experience on committees with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) in particular as an organiser of our national scientific meeting in Singapore 2014 and Sydney 2018.

Professional History
I have been a consultant anaesthetist since 2011 after finishing my training primarily at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. I also undertook a further year of specialty training, primarily in the use of ultrasound to block nerves for surgery and pain relief, at a prominent hospital in Toronto, Canada. A few interesting things I've also done over the years include work as a Fellow on the Careflight and Ambulance Helicopters and work at rural hospitals such as Orange and Wagga (where I grew up).
Qualifications include: BSc(Med) MBBS FANZCA

Dr Andrew Lansdown

BSc(Med) MBBS FANZCA
Dr Greg Lindsay

Dr Greg Lindsay

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As Australian trained anaesthetist, I have world class training in anaesthesia, pain control, resuscitation, intensive care and managing medical emergencies. Australia is one of the safest places in the world to have an anaesthetic

Professional History
Qualifications include: MB,BS (SYD), FANZCA

Dr Greg Lindsay

MB,BS (SYD), FANZCA
Dr David Mawter

Dr David Mawter

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Castlecrag Private Hospital, Hunters Hill Private Hospital, the Mater Hospital and Strathfield Private Hospital, with special interests in anaesthesia for thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, cardiology procedures, orthopaedic surgery and ear-nose-throat surgery, as well as medical management of cardiopulmonary bypass perfusion. Other activities include provision and training of anaesthesia in developing countries, and he has been Federal Secretary of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.
My special interests are in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Medical Perfusion and General and Regional Anaesthesia for all Orthopaedic subspecialties.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. As well as being a Fellow of this College I am also a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.
Qualifications include: MB,BS (SYD) (Hons), DA (UK), FANZCA

Dr David Mawter

MB,BS (SYD) (Hons), DA (UK), FANZCA
Dr Michelle Mulligan

Dr Michelle Mulligan

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I am a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist since 1995 with special interest in anaesthesia for orthopaedics and hand surgery.

Professional History
Qualifications include: BMed, MBA, AFRACMA, FAICD, FANZCA

I partcipate in the professional developlement program of the College of anaesthetists.
My current appointments are at the Mater Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital ( RNSH). I am the Clincal Director for Surgery and Anaesthesia at RNSH and the Nothern Sydney Local Health District NSLHD). I am on the Board of NSLHD. I am regularly invited participate in professional review for the medcial council of NSW and ANZCA.

Dr Michelle Mulligan

BMed, MBA, AFRACMA, FAICD, FANZCA
Dr Andrew Pembroke

Dr Andrew Pembroke

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Specialist Anaesthetist at The Mater, Hunters Hill and Hurstville Private Hospitals. I have a special interest in anaesthesia for ENT and urological surgery.

Professional History
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University of NSW 1986, Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) 1995.

I worked for 20 years in the public hospital system including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA)
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) - including maintenance of their Professional Standards and Continuing Medical Education program.

Personal History
Travel (especially cruises)
Boating (motor and sail)
Family aged care business
Cooking
Australian History
Married with 3 wonderful children (adults now)

Dr Andrew Pembroke

MB,BS (NSW), FANZCA
Dr James Prescott

Dr James Prescott


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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, Sydney Private Hospital and other private hospitals in Sydney, with special interests in anaesthesia for urological surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery and endoscopy, thoracic surgery and orthopaedic surgery.

My Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr James Prescott

MB, BS (SYD) FANZCA
Dr Natalie Purcell

Dr Natalie Purcell

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My name is Dr Natalie Purcell and I will be your anaesthetist for your upcoming procedure. My role as the Anaesthetist is to ensure your safety, comfort and wellbeing before, during and after your procedure. I will work closely with your surgeon to deliver you the best possible care and outcomes.

Professional History
I graduated from the University of Sydney with honours, before completing my specialist anaesthetic training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. I work at a number of public and private hospitals across Sydney, and I have special interests in anaesthesia for orthopaedic and tumour surgery, reconstructive plastic and cosmetic surgery, and advanced ultrasound guided nerve block techniques. I am also passionate about education and am actively involved in anaesthetics teaching and training. I am a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Natalie Purcell

BSc(Adv), MBBS, MClinEd, FANZCA
Dr Michael Rose

Dr Michael Rose

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My name is Dr Michael Rose and I will be your anaesthetist for your upcoming procedure.

Please be reassured that Australian anaesthetists have world class training in anaesthesia, pain control, resuscitation, intensive care and managing medical emergencies, there is no safer place in the world to have an anaesthetic than in Australia.

My aim is to provide high quality and safe anaesthesia for you during your surgery and try to minimse the pain and discomfort as much as possible afterwards.

If you have any questions or concerns, I’ll be happy to discuss them with you when we meet before your surgery.

I look forward to meeting you on the day of your procedure.

Professional History
Qualifications include: MB,BS (Hons 1), BSc(Med) (NSW), FANZCA

Dr Michael Rose

MB,BS (Hons 1), BSc(Med) (NSW), FANZCA
Dr Steve Schumacher

Dr Steve Schumacher

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My name is Dr Robert Schumacher and I will be your anaesthetist for your upcoming procedure.
Please be reassured that Australian anaesthetists have world class training in anaesthesia, pain control, resuscitation, intensive care and managing medical emergencies, so there is no safer place in the world to have an anaesthetic than in Australia.
My appointments include: Mater Hospital, Mater Clinic Theatres, Castlecrag Private Hospital and Hunter Hill Private Hospital.
Special interests include anaesthesia in orthopaedic and ear, nose and throat surgery.

Professional History
I graduated with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Honours II from the University of New South Wales in 1974. I became a fellow of the Facility of Anaesthetists, Royal Australian College of Surgeons 1980 and the Australian and New Zealand College College of Anaesthetist 1992.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Steve Schumacher

MB, BS (NSW) FANZCA
Dr Kirsten Seipolt

Dr Kirsten Seipolt

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, the Mater Hospital and Sydney Day Surgery, with special interests in anaesthesia for paediatric surgery, neurosurgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, trauma surgery and obstetric surgery.
Special interests during training included: Paediatric anaesthesia, pain management and retrieval medicine.

Special interests
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Obstetric Labour Pain Management and Obstetric Surgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, Trauma Surgery.

Professional History
Medical degree obtained at The University of Melbourne in 1993. Internship and residency at the Austin and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospitals, Melbourne. Anaesthetic training at Royal North Shore Sydney, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and The Royal London Hospital.
Currently working as a Specialist Anaesthetist at one of of Sydney’s largest public hospitals, Royal North Shore Hospital as well as working regularly at North Shore Private Hospital, the Mater Hospital and Castlecrag Private Hospital. Also accredited at Hunters Hill Private Hospital, St Luke’s Private Hospital, Sydney Day Surgery – Prince Alfred, Prince of Wales Private and East Sydney Private Hospital.

Memberships
Member of the ASA and AMA. Member Executive Macquarie Anaesthetic Group since 2014.

Dr Kirsten Seipolt

MB, BS (MELB) FANZCA
Dr Gurdial Singh

Dr Gurdial Singh

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, Sydney Private Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, the Mater Hospital and Westmead Private Hospital, with special interests in anaesthesia for general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, surgical oncology and obstetrics. He is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, is involved with the University Graduate Medical Program, and teaches at Anatomy for Anaesthetists workshops of the NSW Anaesthetic Continuing Education Committee.

My Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Royal College of Anaesthetists in UK, the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney Medical School and participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.
Also teach regularly at Anatomy for Anaesthetists workshops of the NSW Anaesthetic Continuing Education Program.

Dr Gurdial Singh

MB, BS (INDIA) DA (UK) FRCA FCARCSI FANZCA GDM PAIN MANAGEMENT (SYD)
Dr Amanda Smith

Dr Amanda Smith

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My name is Dr Amanda Smith and I will be your anaesthetist for your up coming procedure.

Please be reassured that Australian anaesthetists have world class training in anaesthesia, pain control, resuscitation, intensive care and managing medical emergencies, so there is no safer place in the world to have an anaesthetic than in Australia.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Amanda Smith

MBBS (UQ), FANZCA
Dr Julie Smith

Dr Julie Smith

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Concord Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, Sydney Private Hospital, Westmead Private Hospital and NSW Eye Centre, with special interests in anaesthesia for eye surgery, orthopaedic surgery, paediatric surgery and gastro-intestinal endoscopy.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree at the University of New South Wales, I underwent specialist anaesthetic training and received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I gained further experience working at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
I participate in the Continuing Professional Development Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Julie Smith

MB, BS (NSW) FANZCA
Dr John Stellios

Dr John Stellios

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Senior Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, MATER Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney Day Surgery, Strathfield Private Hospital, Kareena Private Hospital and Kingsway Day Surgery with special interests in anaesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgery, cardiology procedures, adult and paediatric ear-nose- throat surgery, plastic, cosmetic & reconstructive surgery orthopaedic & trauma surgery as well as medical management of cardiopulmonary bypass perfusion & ECMO, perioperative anaesthesia, instruction and supervision of anaesthesia trainees together with Continuing Medical Education & Quality Assurance with colleagues. Program Director & Committee member of the Mentor Program, RPAH Department of Anaesthesia, commenced in 2012. .

Professional History
Qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) obtained at the University of Sydney and Specialist Anaesthetist qualifications (FANZCA) from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

Organisational Memberships include the Australian Medical Association (AMA) , the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), Society of Paediatric Anaesthesia in NZ & Australia (SPANZA) and the Australasian Society of Medical Perfusion (ASMP), Macquarie Anaesthetic Group (MAG)- Board & Executive Member as well as MDA National (MDAN).

Maintenance of Professional Standards and continuing education programs participation from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

Additional interests include communication, enhanced personal awareness & growth, interpersonal skills development, health creation, holistic medicine & healing. Experience as a group facilitator, counsellor, psychotherapist and a communications coach in Empowered Communication Programs. Completed a Diploma in Counselling, Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy & a Post Graduate Advanced diploma in Psychotherapy.

Dr John Stellios

MB, BS (SYD) FANZCA
Dr Amelia Traino

Dr Amelia Traino

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My name is Dr Amelia Traino and I will be your anaesthetist for your up coming procedure.
Please be reassured that Australian anaesthetists have world class training in anaesthesia, pain control, resuscitation, intensive care and managing medical emergencies, so there is no safer place in the world to have an anaesthetic than in Australia.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.

Qualifications include: BSc(Med), MBBS (Hons), FANZCA, PGDipEcho
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Amelia Traino

BSc(Med), MBBS (Hons), FANZCA, PGDipEcho
Dr Nayana Vootakuru

Dr Nayana Vootakuru

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My name is Dr Nayana Vootakuru and I will be your anaesthetist for your up coming procedure.
Please be reassured that Australian anaesthetists have world class training in anaesthesia, pain control, resuscitation, intensive care and managing medical emergencies, so there is no safer place in the world to have an anaesthetic than in Australia.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
My appointments include: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Lifehouse, Mater, North Shore Private, and other hospitals.
Special interests include anaesthesia for major orthopaedic, vascular, ophthalmic and obstetric and gynaecological surgery.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Other activities
I participate in the quality and safety in clinical practice and the teaching of medical students and junior doctors. I also have an interest in the application health policy for a sustainable, safe and efficient health care system, with a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University.
Qualifications include: B.Med, MPH, FANZCA

Dr Nayana Vootakuru

B.Med, MPH, FANZCA
Dr Paul Wajon

Dr Paul Wajon

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Specialist anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, Castlecrag Private Hospital and The Mater Hospital, with special interests in anaesthesia for cardiothoracic surgery, interventional and electrophysiologic cardiology, reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery and the medical management of cardiopulmonary bypass perfusion.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I spent two and a half years in Boston USA gaining further experience at the Brigham & Women’s and Boston Children’s Hospitals before returning to an appointment at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney. I am also appointed at several Sydney private hospitals. I have been a qualified specialist anaesthetist for 32 years.

My current practice is predominantly anaesthesia and medical perfusion for cardiothoracic surgery, and anaesthesia for plastic, melanoma and reconstructive surgery. I have been involved with the Open Heart International project providing pro bono cardiac anaesthesia and perfusion training to several hospitals in Myanmar (Burma) for the last 15 years.

I am a member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, the Australian Society of Medical Perfusionists, and the Cardiovascular & Perfusion Special Interest Group of the College. I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program through the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

My aim is for you to have a positive experience for your surgery with as little pain and discomfort as possible after the procedure.

I hope you find the information in this document to be helpful. Please contact my office if you would like further information about your anaesthesia.

Dr Paul Wajon

MB, BS (NSW) FANZCA
A/Prof. Richard Walsh

A/Prof. Richard Walsh

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital and the Mater Hospital with special interests in anaesthesia for thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, cardiology procedures and gynaecological surgery, as well as medical management of cardiopulmonary bypass perfusion. Other activities include training and examinations in anaesthesia, provision and training of anaesthesia in developing countries throughout the world, and he has been President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Society.
I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists.

Qualifications include: MB,BS (SYD), FANZCA, AM

A/Prof. Richard Walsh

MB,BS (SYD), FANZCA, AM
Dr Ross Wallace

Dr Ross Wallace

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I am accredited as a Specialist Anaesthetist at four Sydney hospitals - the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, Mater Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital.
Primary work is in anaesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgery and cardiology procedures. This includes the medical management of cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery and also management of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation(ECMO). Other areas of work include ENT and facial cosmetic surgery.

Professional History
I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1984 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Spent two and a half years working in London from 1987 and acquired a Diploma of Anaesthetics in 1998. Returned to Sydney and completed a Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) in 1994. A further 18 months of additional training in cardiothoracic and liver transplant anaesthesia in Seattle USA when I returned to Sydney in 1995 to take up a Staff Specialist position at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
I was also a Part 2 Examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists 2007 - 2019.
I was a past Chairman Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia and Perfusion Special Interest Group.
I am a member of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Australasian Society of Medical Perfusion (ASMP)
Maintenance of Professional Standards and Continuing Medical Education programs participation through the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).
Qualifications include:MB, BS (ADEL), DA (UK), FFARCSI, FANZCA

Dr Ross Wallace

MB, BS (ADEL), DA (UK), FFARCSI, FANZCA
Dr Andrew Watts

Dr Andrew Watts

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Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, the Mater Hospital and Strathfield Private Hospital with special interests in anaesthesia for liver and kidney transplantation, hepato-biliary surgery, urological surgery, neurosurgical and orthopaedic surgery. Other activities include teaching and examinations in anaesthesia with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and teaching in Emergency Management of Anaesthesia Crises.

My Professional History
Following completion of my medical degree I received my specialist qualification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). I have Certificate of Completion of Training (CCTs) from the United Kingdom (UK). I have undertaken further training in North America and the UK in anaesthesia for liver transplantation, neuroanaesthesia and anaesthesia for major cancer (liver, pancreas, orthopaedics) and vascular surgery. I participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program from the College of Anaesthetists. I am an examiner for the final examination candidates for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. I am a member of the ANZCA, Australian Medical Association (AMA), Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS). Qualifications include: MB,BS (UWA), FANZCA, CCST (UK)

Dr Andrew Watts

MB,BS (UWA), FANZCA, CCST (UK)
Dr Michael Wirth

Dr Michael Wirth

Qualifications
MB,BS (ADEL), FANZCA, PGDipEcho, PTEeXAM

Profile
Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital, Mater Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, Hurstville Private Hospital and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse. Special interests in anaesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgery, cardiology procedures, colorectal surgery, upper GI and bariatric surgery and plastic, cosmetic & reconstructive surgery as well as the medical management of cardiopulmonary bypass, medical perfusion and ECMO.

My Professional History
Qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Adelaide in 2004 and Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) in 2013. 12 months of additional training in cardiothoracic anaesthesia in London, UK in 2014. Organisational Memberships include the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the Australasian Society of Medical Perfusion (ASMP) and I am currently a board member of Macquarie Anaesthetic Group (MAG). Maintenance of Professional Standards and Continuing Medical Education programs participation through the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

Personal History
Personal interests include international travel, scuba diving, squash, running and playing the guitar.

Dr Michael Wirth

MB,BS (ADEL), FANZCA, PGDipEcho, PTEeXAM

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