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 Training

    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


    JeremyRosenbaum

    Dr Jeremy Rosenbaum
    Head of Endoscopy

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



    Dr Jason Yap
    Paediatric gastroenterologist, clinical nutrition and intestinal rehabilitation consultant 
      

    Special interests: 
    Clinical nutrition and intestinal rehabilitation 


    Professor Don Cameron
    Paediatric gastroenterologist

    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 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



    Associate Professor Sebastian King
    Paediatric Surgeon

    Special interests: 
    Clinical nutrition, intestinal rehabilitation and Gastrointestinal motility. 

      

    Dr ED Giles
    Paediatric gastroenterologist

    Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam
    Paediatric gastroenterologist

    Dr Kathleen McGrath
    Paediatric gastroenterologist

    Dr Mark Safe
    Paediatric gastroenterologist

    Fellows 

    Dr Boutaina Zemrani 
    Clinical nutrition fellow

    Dr Sahana Shankar
    Gastroenterology fellow

    Dr Hee Wei Foo
    Gastroenterology fellow

    Dr Michael Couper
    Gastroenterology fellow

    Dr David Wands
    Gastroenterology fellow

     Dr Arul Baskaran
    Gastroenterology fellow

    Dr Ezyan Othman
    Gastroenterology fellow

    Nursing staff


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

    Contact for: pH monitoring, IBD enquiries

    Manometry, endoscopy bookings.

    Telephone: 9345 5082 Pager 5082


    KatheHolmes

    Kathe Holmes, registered nurse
    Clinical nurse consultant
    Intestinal transplant

    Contact for: Intestinal transplant queries                                         

    Telephone: 9345 5036/ 0409-865-681  
    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 


    AlexHodgson

    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, Registered Nurse
    Clinical nutrition nurse consultant


    Contact for: Parenteral nutrition advice 
    Telephone: 9345 5029
    Pager: 5029 


    VicEvans

    Victoria Evans, Registered Nurse
    Clinical nutrition nurse consultant

    Contact for: Parenteral nutrition advice 
    Telephone: 9345 5029
    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

     Julia Rossi

    Administration Officer  

    Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition 
    Telephone 9345 5060


    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 

    Mr Marcos Perini
    Consultant surgeon 
    Austin Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital 

    Allied health

    Sarah Efklides (Clark)
    Dietician, APD

    Telephone: 9345 5522 
    Pager 4977

    Maria Poppelwell
    Senior social worker
    Liver and transplant

    Telephone: 9345 5025 
    Pager 6434