Meet The Team

  • The Department of Allergy and Immunology consists of a wide variety of medical, nursing and allied health staff, all of whom may be involved in providing patient care. Dr Joanne Smart is Director of the Department

    Consultants

    Dr Joanne Smart

    Director,

    Paediatric Allergist Immunologist

    Special interest: Clinical allergy, severe atopic dermatitis, food allergy, anaphylaxis, allergic rhinitis, asthma and immunodeficiency conditions

    Dr Sharon Choo Paediatric Allergist Immunologist and Immunopathologist Special interest: Clinical allergy, food allergy, anaphylaxis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, immunopathology and Immunodeficiency conditions
    Professor Mimi Tang Paediatric Allergist Immunologist Special interest: Clinical allergy, food allergy, anaphylaxis, allergic rhinitis, asthma and immunodeficiency conditions
    Dr Marnie Robinson Paediatric Allergist Immunologist Special interest: Food allergy and anaphylaxis, asthma, hayfever eczema and immune deficiency
    Dr Dean Tey Paediatric Allergist Immunologist Special interest: Food allergy, anaphylaxis, allergic rhinitis, asthma and immunodeficiency conditions
    Professor Katie Allen Paediatric Gastroenterologist/Allergist Special interest: Food allergy and anaphylaxis, food intolerances, coeliac disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis and gastroenteritis. Orofacial granulomatosis
    Dr Mark Taranto Paediatric Allergist Immunologist

    Dr Joanna Simmons Paediatric Allergist Immunologist  
    Dr Ee Lyn Su Paediatric Allergist Immunologist  
    Dr Theresa Cole Paediatric Immunologist Special Interest: bone marrow transplant for primary immunodeficiency
    Dr Sam MehrPaediatric Allergist Immunologist & ImmunopathologistSpecial interest: severe eczema, food/insect/drug allergies, FPIES, eosinophilic esophagitis, hay-fever/insect anaphylaxis (including those requiring immunotherapy), immunodeficiency and periodic fever syndromes
    Dr Paxton LokePaediatric Allergist ImmunologistLocum



    Honorary Consultants

    • Dr David Bannister - General paediatrician - Special Interest: Allergy, asthma and attention deficit disorder

    Specialists who have completed the Paediatricians with a Special Interest in Allergy Program

    Dr Domenic Cincotta Dr David Cutting Dr Claire Mauer Dr Jayne Smart
    Dr Adrian Elderhurst Dr Brownyn Cathels Dr Kylie Blackwell Dr Chris Smith
    Dr Gideon Pinczower Dr Sing-Jill Chow Dr Julie Belousoff Dr Jolene Fraser 
    Dr Ania Hargrove
    Dr Ruby Hameed Dr Lalita JindalDr Pei Ying Loo
    Dr Kirsten PerrettDr David Tran  Dr Paulina Alhucema 


    Fellows

    • Dr Tim Brettig
    • Dr Laine Hosking
    • Dr Sabeena Selvarajah

    Allied Health

    • Dietician: Vicki McWilliam, Erin Dobinson & Elisha Matthews (cover)

    Nursing Team

    • Nurse Unit Manager - Day Medical Care - James Goddard
    • Clinical Nurse Consultants: Debra Poole (Allergy);  Ben Van Dort (Immunology)
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists: Lilly Healey, Peta Kilsby,Trisha Jones, Olivia Hamilton, Costa Alexander
    • Allergy Nurse Specialists: Anna Barbaro, Natalie Barty, Elizabeth Stevenson-Smith 

    Training

    • Debra Poole - Clinical Nurse Consultant
    • Carol Whitehead - Community Education and Training Coordinator

    Administration

    • Virginia Deane - Business Coordinator
    • Bridget Conlon - Clinics Coordinator
    • Dawn Harwood - Department Secretary
    • Brooke Parsons - Clerical Assistant
    • Greta Colicchia - Clerical Assistant

    Private Rooms

    Many of our Doctors also consult in private rooms around Melbourne. Their contact details are as follows:

    The Allergy Group at The Epworth

    Suite 6.3  34 Erin Street
    Richmond VIC 3121
    Phone: 9426 6888
    website: http://www.allergygroup.com.au/

    • Dr Joanne Smart
    • Dr Joanna Simmons
    • Dr Jayne Smart
    • Dr Ania Hargrove
    • Dr Sam Mehr
    • Dr Paxton Loke

    Melbourne Allergy Centre and Children's Specialist (MACCS) Medical Group

    Suite 1.1 48 Flemington Rd
    Parkville 3052
    Phone: 9345 6888
    website: http://www.maccsmedicalgroup.com.au/

    • Dr Marnie Robinson
    • Dr DeanTey
    • Dr Ee Lyn Su
    • Dr Mark Taranto
    • Dr Jolene Fraser
    • Dr Sing Jill Chow
    • Dr Joanna Simmons
    • Dr Paxton Loke
    • Dr Pei Ying Loo

    General Paediatrics

    102 Anderson Street
    Lilydale 3140
    Phone: 97397250

    • Dr David Cutting

    Melbourne Children's Clinic

    321 Camberwell Road
    Camberwell 3124
    Phone: 9813 5700
    website: http://www.melbchildrensclinic.com.au/

    • Dr Claire Mauer

    Melbourne Allergy Centre

    7 Murray Street
    Clayton VIC 3168
    Phone: 9543 8899
    Fax:9543 9605

    • Dr Ian Humphrey

    Melbourne Paediatric and Allergy Centre (MPAC)

    7 Murray Street
    Clayton VIC 3168
    Phone: 9544 6613
    Fax:9543 9605

    website: http://www.mpacspecialists.com.au/

    • Dr Gideon Pinczower 

    West Gippsland Paediatric Group

    7 Sargeant St
    Warragul 3820
    Phone: 5622 1500

    • Dr Chris Smith

    Barkers Road Specialist Centre

    429 Barkers Road
    Kew 3101
    Phone: 9817 4688
    website: http://www.brsc.net.au/

    • Dr Domenic Cincotta
    • Dr Bronwyn Cathels

    Victorian Children's Clinic

    149 Wattletree Road
    Malvern 3144
    Phone: 9509 2244
    website: http://victorianchildrensclinic.com.au/

    • Dr Jayne Smart

    Craigieburn Health Service

    350 Craigieburn Road west
    Craigieburn VIC 3064
    Phone: 8338 3000

    • Dr Jolene Fraser

    Northpark Private Hospital

    Cnr Plenty & Greenhills Rd

    Bundoora, 3083

    Phone: 9431 1244

    • Dr Ruby Hameed

    Surrey Street Family Clinic

    Paediatric Allergist & Immunologist

    2-4 Surrey Street

    Mornington VIC 3931

    Phone: 03 5924 1010

    Fax: 03 5973 6746

    Website: www.stemallergy.com.au

    • Dr Rebecca Werther 

    Melbourne Children's Allergy Centre

    Suite 3.01 645 - 647 Burwood Highway

    Vermont South 3133

    Phone: 03 86929988

    Website: www.melbournechildrensallergycentre.com.au

    • Dr David Cutting

    Mitcham Paediatrics & Allergy @ Mitcham Private Hospital 

    23 Doncaster East Road

    Mitcham VIC 3132

    Ph: 9210 3146

    Fax: 9210 3139

    Website: www.childrensallergy.com.au

    • Dr Pei Ying Loo