The team

  • departmental photo 17-5-2018

    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


    Professor Winita Hardikar
    Director Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition
    Head of Liver and Intestinal Transplantation

    Special interests:

    Liver transplantation, intestinal transplantation, hepatitis B and C





    Professor Mark Oliver 
    Head of Clinical Services

    Special interests: 
    Pancreatic disorders and inflammatory bowel disease





    Professor Julie Bines 
    Head of Clinical Nutrition

    Special interests: 
    Clinical nutrition, intestinal failure and rehabilitation, intestinal transplantation



    Dr George Alex
    Head of IBD services

    Special interests: 
    Inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology/liver transplantation, and functional gastrointestinal diseases

    Don Cameron (2)

    Prof. Don Cameron

    Special interests: 
    General gastroenterology and hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy training, coeliac disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease


    Dr Vered Schildkraut
    Paediatric Gastroenterologist

    Special interests: 
    Inflammatory bowel disease, general gastroenterology and hepatology, coeliac disease

    Dr Jeremy Rosenbaum
    Paediatric Gastroenterologist

    Special interests: 
    General gastroenterology and hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), quality of care



    Dr Zoe McCallum 
    Clinical Nutrition Consultant/General Paediatrician

    Special interests:
    Clinical nutrition



    Dr Liz Bannister
    Paediatric Gastroenterologist

    Special interests:
    Viral hepatitis, coeliac disease



    Dr Marcelo Leal
    Paediatric Gastroenterologist

    Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam
    Paediatric Gastroenterologist

    Dr Kathleen McGrath
    Paediatric Gastroenterologist


    Fellows 

    Dr Sahana Shankar
    Gastroenterology Fellow

    Dr. Hee Wei Foo
    Gastroenterology Fellow

    Dr Michael Couper
    Gastroenterology Fellow

    Dr David Wands
    Gastroenterology Fellow

     

    Nursing staff


    Di Simpson, Registered Nurse
    Gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease, Nurse Coordinator

    Contact for: 

    pH monitoring, IBD enquires

    Manometry, endoscopy bookings.

    Telephone: 9345 5082 Pager 5082


    Kathe Holmes, Registered Nurse
    Clinical Nurse Consultant
    Intestinal Transplant

    Contact for:     
    Intestinal transplant queries                                         

    Telephone: 9345 5036/ 0409-865-681  
    Pager: 6623

    Sam Murphy, Registered Nurse
    Clinical Nurse Consultant
    Intestinal Transplant

    Contact for:

    Intestinal transplant queries

    Telephone: 9345 5036
    Pager: 6623


    Lauren Herd,  Registered Nurse
    Clinical Nurse Consultant
    Liver and Transplant

    Contact for: 
    Liver transplant and Liver disease queries

    Telephone: 9345 7998 
    Pager: 6875 

    Alexandra (Alex) Hodgson, Registered Nurse
    Clinical Nurse Consultant
    Liver and Transplant

    Contact for: 
    Liver transplant and Liver disease queries

    Telephone: 9345 6622 
    Pager: 6622



    Helen Shalley, RN
    Clinical Nutrition Nurse Coordinator
     

    Contact for: 
    Parenteral nutrition advice 
    (Monday - Wednesday)
    Pager: 5029 

    PEG nurses:


    Michelle Lithgow

    Registered nurse

    Contact for: 
    Gastrostomy queries

      

    Carla Rogers

    Registered nurse

    Contact for: 
    Gastrostomy queries  

    Please email the referral to peg.nurse@rch.org.au

    Telephone: 9345 5673


    Administration

    Shiva Aftahi 
    Business Manager

    Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition 
    Telephone 9345 5060

    Sue Bates

    Administration Officer

    The Intestinal and Liver Transplant Program 
    Telephone 9345 5970

     Malka Cowen

    Administration Officer  

    Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition 
    Telephone 9345 5060


    Allied health

    Sarah Clark
    Dietician, APD

    Telephone: 9345 5522 
    Pager 4977

    Maria Poppelwell
    Senior Social Worker
    Liver and Transplant

    Telephone: 9345 5025 
    Pager 6434


    Medical imaging and interventional radiology

    Dr. John Vrazas                                                                         
    Consultant Radiologist

    Telephone: 9345 6777

    Dr. Elhamy Behkit
    Consultant Radiologist

    Telephone: 9345 6777

    Tania Griffiths
    Sonographer

    Telephone: 9345 6780

    Cain Brockley
    Sonographer
     
    Telephone: 9345 6780  


    Victorian Liver transplant Unit - Liver and Intestinal Transplant Surgeons

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

    Mr Graham Starkey
    Consultant Surgeon
     
    Austin Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital  

    Mr Bao Zhong Wang
    Surgeon
     
    Austin Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital 

    Mr Michael Fink 
    Consultant Surgeon 
    Austin Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital