We’d like to acknowledge and thank the following contributors who’ve kindly provided their time and expertise in reviewing the Preparing for hospital resource.


Dr Yoland Antill

Dip AppSci, BMed, FRACP, MD

Yoland Antill is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She works at Cabrini Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Frankston Hospitals as a Medical Oncologist and Cancer Genetics specialist. She’s a member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, the Australian Gynaecological Oncology Group, the Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She’s also a current invited member of the ANZBCTG Supportive Care Subcommittee and the ANZGOG's Endometrial Cancer working party.

Dr Wael Barr


Wael Barr is an obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Dr Cameron John Bell


Cameron John Bell is a gastroenterologist and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Prof Christophe Berney


Chris Berney is a general surgeon, specialising in advanced laparoscopic procedures. He performs endocrine surgery (thyroid gland, parathyroid gland) and endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopies and colonoscopies, and has appointments at the Prince of Wales Private, Waratah Private and Bankstown Hospitals. He’s also Supervisor of Surgical Education & Training for General Surgery and Conjoint Professor with the University of NSW.

Dr Peter Brady


Peter Brady has been a consultant surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Shore Private Hospital for 25 years. He was previously Chairman of the Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Senior Examiner for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. His special interests include Aortic Surgery and Endovascular Stenting; Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement and Cardiac Pacing (Bi-Ventricular Defibrillators).

Dr Alex Brown

Alex Brown is a UK trained and European Board certified oncoplastic breast surgeon. He worked at several British oncoplastic units during his higher surgical training before undertaking his BreastSurgANZ fellowship at Westmead Breast Cancer Institute. He completed the University of East Anglia’s Mastership program in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, achieving distinction for his dissertation on patient reported outcomes after fat grafting.

Dr Ana Budak

Ana Budak is a specialist general surgeon at the department of surgical oncology and abdominal malignancies at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia. She trained in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Meir Medical Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel and has work experience in the UK and USA.

Dr Michael Mar Fan


Dr Michael Mar Fan is a Colorectal and General surgeon experienced in the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions, all areas of colorectal surgery, management of proctological conditions, and general surgical assessments. He is certified as a Colonoscopist with GESA.

Dr Gary Gordon

Gary Gordon is a specialist in Transthoracic, Exercise Stress and Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography. He works in the echo laboratories at Epworth Eastern and Knox Private Hospitals and has directed the echocardiography laboratories in both Auckland and Box Hill hospitals. Since 2003, he’s been the Director of the Heart Failure Clinic at Box Hill Hospital. He also held the Clinical Directorship at Auckland Hospital for 10 years.

Prof Stephen Graves


Stephen Graves is an orthopaedic surgeon. He’s been the Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry since it was established in 1999. He’s also Professor of Arthroplasty at Flinders University and has a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Oxford in bone biology. He’s presented and published extensively on the outcomes of joint replacement surgery and basic musculoskeletal biology.

Prof Ian Harris

AM, MBBS, Mmed (Clin Epi), PhD, FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA, FAHMS

Ian Harris is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UNSW. He’s also Director, Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research; Scientific Secretary, AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association); Deputy Director, AOA NJRR (National Joint Replacement Registry) Chair, ACORN (Arthroplasty Clinical Outcomes Registry); Co-chair, ANZHFR (ANZ Hip Fracture Registry).

Dr Javier Aranda-Hernández


Javier Aranda-Hernández is a gastroenterologist with special focus on therapeutic and interventional endoscopy. He’s currently an advanced therapeutic endoscopist in Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León (Spain), participates in the resident training program system and is involved in investigation and research programs.

Dr Mohammad Mozaffor Hosain


Mohammad Mozaffor Hosain is a specialist registrar in plastic surgery at Countess of Chester Hospital (UK). He was previously with the plastic surgery unit at Pinderfields General Hospital (UK). He’s a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

A/Prof Peter Illingworth


Peter Illingworth is Medical Director of IVFAustralia. His qualifications include an accredited sub-speciality in infertility and he’s a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London. Peter is a Royal College examiner in the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr Joseph Ischia


Joseph Ischia is a surgical uro-oncologist skilled in general urology, and specialising in the management of urological cancers. He’s also involved in urological research in prostate, bladder and kidney cancer with a research position at University of Melbourne.

Dr Alejandra Izurieta


Alejandra Izurieta is a fertility specialist. She’s a conjoint lecturer and examiner at UNSW. She holds a fellowship from RANZCOG and is involved in one of the first female obstetric groups in eastern Sydney.

A/Prof Yeo Seng Jin


Yeo Seng Jin is Senior Consultant & Director, Adult Reconstruction Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.

Prof Valluvan Jeevanandam


Valluvan Jeevanandam is Professor of Surgery, Chief Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery University of Chicago Medicine. He’s a world-renowned surgeon, having started high risk and cardiac assist programs in places including China, India, the Middle East and South America.

Dr Soujanya Kaup


Soujanya Kaup conducts research in Ophthalmology with special interest in phacoemulsification, glaucoma and cornea at the Department of Ophthalmology, Yenepoya (Deemed-to-be) University (India). She was recently chosen for the prestigious Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance Early Career fellowship.

Mr Christian Kenfield


Christian Kenfield is a Melbourne-based Hepatobiliary and Upper Gastrointestinal surgeon with a strong interest in both cancer and trauma surgery. His interests include surgery of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and stomach, surgery for GORD (gastric reflux), and Bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Dr Kent Kuswanto


Kent Kuswanto is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist in Melbourne, Australia. He specialises in minimally invasive gynaecology surgery and cares for women with normal and high risk pregnancy.

Dr Joost Lameijer

MSc, BSc

Joost Lameijer is a registrar at Cathrina Hospital (Netherlands). He’s authored papers on sepsis, cardiac enzymes, knee arthroplasty complications, and mamography.

Dr Cosimo Alex Leo


Cosimo Alex Leo is a Trust Specialist Registrar in the Physiology & Neuromodulation Department at St Mark's Hospital (UK).

Assoc Prof Richard Lewandowski 


Prof Richard Lewandowski is a well-respected and experienced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with special interest in craniomaxillofacial surgery, treatment and management of skin cancer, and surgery following facial trauma. Currently he serves as Director of Surgical Specialties at Mater Adults Hospital, and also consults at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Prof Lewandowski has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals. He has presented extensively as Invited Speaker at surgical conferences and meetings both nationally, and internationally.

Dr Andrew Luck


Andrew Luck is a colorectal surgeon at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and in private practice in Adelaide. He’s been heavily involved with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and is the immediate past President of the CSSANZ and Chairman of the CSSANZ Foundation. He sits on the South Australian Board of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the South Australian State Surgical Taskforce. 

Prof Finlay Macrae


Finlay Macrae is Principal Fellow and  Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, and Head of Colorectal Medicine and Genetics, The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He’s a member of the Australian Cancer Network's committee and a Councillor for the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, responsible for Professional Affairs.

He’s also Chair of the Hereditary Bowel Cancer Group of The Cancer Council of Victoria, currently Secretary to the International Society of Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours, a member of Steering Committee of the US National Institutes of Health Colon Cancer Family Register, and International vice chairman of the CAPP organization for randomised controlled trials of prevention in HNPCC gene carriers.

Dr Greg Malham


Greg Malham is a spinal surgeon and neurosurgeon based in Melbourne. He’s a consultant neurosurgeon at Epworth, Richmond and an ex-Executive Member of the Spine Society of Australasia. He previously held a senior lecturer position at Monash University and co-founded the Alfred Spine Service.

Dr Cindy Mark

MB.BS (Hons)

Cindy Mark is the Head of Department of Breast Surgery at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. She’s a Visiting Medical Officer at BreastScreen NSW, The Sydney Breast Clinic, a member of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease, the ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group, the Australian Medical Association and is an honorary scientific officer at The Garvan Institute. She also sits on the oncoplastic subcommittee of Breast SurgANZ, a committee dedicated to supporting breast surgeons with an oncoplastic surgery interest.

Craig A McPherson


Craig A McPherson is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr Max Mongelli


Max Mongelli is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist based in Sydney. He’s a Fellow of both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. His research interests include clinical applications of computer modelling, biostatistics and evidence-based medicine.

A/Prof Declan Murphy


Declan Murphy is consultant urologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Director of Outcomes Research at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre. He’s also Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, St Vincent’s Hospital and Director of Robotic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Dr Mohamed Wael Mustafa

MBBS, MD Audiology

Mohamed Wael Mustafa is Professor of Otorhinolaryngology & Audiovestibular Medicine in Qena Faculty of Medicine, South Valley University (Egypt).

Dr Nikolaos Patelis

MD, MSc, PhD

Nikolaos Patelis is a Vascular Surgeon Consultant, Laiko General University Hospital (Greece).

Dr Stuart Philip

MBChB FRACS (Urology)

Dr Stuart Philip graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in Otago, New Zealand in 1996. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Urology) in 2006 after training in both New Zealand and Australia. He undertook a Fellowship specialising in Renal Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane in 2007. He has specialist training in laparoscopy and minimally invasive renal surgery. He is Chair of the Board of Urology, and is a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand he also has international membership of both the American and European Urological Associations.

Dr Poovamma


Dr Poovamma is a Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon in the Breast Unit and Women's oncology at the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center and the Narayana Hrudayalaya Multi Speciality Hospital, Bangalore, (India). She’s the first graduate of the RGUHS program for the Fellowship in Breast Diseases, and is a member of Breast Surgery International, International Society of Surgery and The Association of Breast Surgeons of India.

Dr Raoul Pope


Raoul Pope, a consultant neurosurgeon and spine surgeon, is the Head of Department of Neurosurgery at the Mater Private Hospital. He’s a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery, the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society

Dr Christopher Price


Dr Christopher Price is a well-respected and experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Dr Price provides Obstetric care and a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options. He specialises in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and holds a level 5-6 Laparoscopic Surgery accreditation, Endometriosis management, Total and Sub-Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Continence surgery.

Dr Jo Rimmer


Joanne Rimmer is a consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon at Monash Health in Melbourne, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University. She’s a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and an active member of the British and European Rhinologic Societies and Facial Plastic Surgery UK.

Dr Nadja Gircis Satyro

Nadja Gircis Satyro is a Resident Physician in Urology Bremen Area, Germany.

Prof Julian Smith


Julian Smith is the Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Monash Health, Head of Monash University’s Department of Surgery (School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health) and Deputy Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. He’s one of Australia’s leading academic surgeons, having more than 300 publications and $7 million in grants covering a spectrum of cardiothoracic, general and specialist surgical domains.

Prof David Sonnabend


David Sonnabend is Professor of Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery at the University of Sydney. His clinical interests relate to shoulder surgery and arthritis, and he’s published 14 book chapters, 60 refereed articles and 26 abstracts. He has given 43 international and 70 national invited presentations and over 110 presentations at other meetings in this field.

Professor Richard de Steiger

MBBS, FRACS, Dip. Biomechanics

Richard de Steiger is the Epworth Victor Smorgon Chair of Surgery, The University of Melbourne and Chairman of the Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute. He’s President Elect of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries and is the Deputy Director of the AOA – National Joint Replacement Registry.

Dr Peter van Wijngaarden


Peter van Wijngaarden is a Principal Investigator at CERA and a Senior Clinical Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. His research at CERA focuses on 3 broad areas: harnessing the power of endogenous stem cells for regeneration in multiple sclerosis, interactions between neurons and glial cells in eye disease, and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr Ang Chay You


Ang Chay You is Senior Resident Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Singhealth.

Dr Jose L Zamorano


Jose L Zamorano is a Professor of Medicine at the University Alcala de Henares (Spain), and the Chief of Cardiology at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal. He has a broad range of research interests including heart failure, ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular imaging modalities. He’s published over 340 articles in peer-reviewed journals.