The team

  • The Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition consists of a wide variety of medical, nursing and allied health staff who may be involved in providing patient care.

    Director

    Gastro_-_Hardikar_Winita

    Professor Winita Hardikar

    Director Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition
    Head of Liver and Intestinal Transplantation

    Special Interests:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    Liver transplantation, Intestinal Transplantation,
    Hepatitis B & C.




    Professor Mark Oliver  
    Head of Clinical Services

    Special Interests:
    Pancreatic disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.


    Gastro - Bines Julie

    Professor Julie Bines
    Head of Clinical Nutrition

    Special Interests:
    Clinical Nutrition, intestinal failure and rehabilitation, intestinal transplantation.


    George_Alex

    Dr George Alex
    Head of IBD services

    Special Interests:
    Inflammatory bowel disease, Hepatology/Liver transplantation, and
    functional gastrointestinal diseases.

    Gastro - Cameron Don

    Assoc Prof. Don Cameron

    Special Interests:
    General Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    Inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy training,
    coeliac disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

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    Dr Ralf G Heine
    Gastroenterologist and Allergist
    Research Fellow - Murdoch Children's Research Institute
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne

    Special Interests:
    Food allergy and intolerances, coeliac disease, gastro-oesophageal
    reflux disease,eosinophilic oesophagitis and other eosinophilic gastrointestinal
    disorders                                  

    Schildkraut Vered

    Dr Vered Schildkraut
    Paediatric Gastroenterologist

    Special Interests:
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease, General Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Coeliac Disease

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    Dr. Jeremy Rosenbaum
    Paediatric Gastroenterologist

    Gastroenterology Special Interests:
    General Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)               
    Quality of Care

    Dr Georgia Paxton
    Clinical Nutrition Consultant/General Paediatrician

    Special Interests:
    Refugee health

    Dr Zoe McCallum
    Clinical Nutrition Consultant/General Paediatrician

    Special Interests:

    Clinical Nutrition

    Administration

    Maria Bufalino
    Admin Officer Department of Gastroenterology & Clinical Nutrition     9345 5060                           

    Sue Bates

    Admin Officer to the Intestinal & Liver Transplant Program                 9345 5970   


    Fellows, Registrars and Residents


    Gastro - Bannister Liz

    Dr. Liz Bannister
    Gastroenterology Fellow
    PhD Scholar, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne           
          

    Special Interests:                                                                               
    Thesis Title - Studies of Chronic Hepatitis B Infection in African Children       
    Research Interests - Viral Hepatitis, Coeliac Disease.            


    Dr. Rishi Bolia

    Gastroenterology Fellow

    Special Interests: All Aspects of Gastroenterology

    Dr. Judy Matta

    Gastroenterology Fellow

    Special Interests: All Aspects of Gastroenterology

    Nursing Staff

    Gastro - Di Simpson

    Di Simpson, RN
    Gastroenterology & IBD Nurse Coordinator

    Contact for:
    pH monitoring, IBD and gastrostomy queries,
    manometry, endoscopy bookings.

    Phone: 9345 5082 Pager 5082

                       

    Kathe Beyerle, RN
    Clinical Nurse Consultant
    Liver & Transplant

    Contact for:
    Liver transplant and Liver disease queries                                         

    Phone: 9345 7998
    Pager: 6875


    Alexandra (Alex) Hodgson
    Clinical Nurse Consultant
    Liver & Transplant

    Contact for:
    Liver transplant and Liver disease queries

    Phone: 9345 6622
    Pager: 6622

    Helen Shalley, RN
    Clinical Nutrition Nurse Coordinator

    Contact for:
    Parenteral Nutrition advice
    (Monday - Wednesday)

    Pager: 5029

    Megan Peterkin, RN
    Clinical Nutrition Nurse Coordinator

    Contact for:
    Parenteral Nutrition advice
    (Thursday & Friday)

    Pager: 5029

    Allied Health

    Sarah Ashley-Jones and Sarah Clark                                                               
    Dietician, APD                                                                                   

    Phone: 9345 5522 Pager 4977

    Nicola Watt
    Senior Social Worker
    Liver & Transplant

    Phone: 9345 6111 Pager 5637  

    Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology

    Gastro - Vrazas John

    Dr. John Vrazas                                                                         
    Consultant Radiologist

    Phone: 9345 6777

    Gastro - Bekhit Blhany

    Dr. Elhamy Behkit
    Consultant Radiologist

    Phone: 9345 6777

    Tania Griffiths
    Sonographer

    Phone: 9345 6780


                                                                     

    Cain Brockley
    Sonographer

    Phone: 9345 6780                                             

    Victorian Liver Transplant Unit - Liver & Intestinal Transplant Surgeons

      Gastro - Jones Bob

    Professor Bob Jones
    Director Victorian Liver Transplant Unit   
    Austin Hospital & Royal Children's Hospital 

    Gastro - Starkey Graham

    Mr Graham Starkey
    Consultant Surgeon
    Austin Hospital & Royal Children's Hospital  

    Gastro - Wang Bz

    Mr Bao Zhong Wang
    Surgeon
    Austin Hospital & Royal Children's Hospital 

    Mr Michael Fink
    Consultant Surgeon
    Austin Hospital & Royal Children's Hospital