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The Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre offers a state of the art consulting environment for a group of highly skilled and experienced obstetricians and other health professionals.  

We hope the following biographies of our obstetricians assist you in making the right choice for care during your pregnancy.  

To arrange an appointment with any of the specialists below, please contact the Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre on (03) 9508 6000

 

Our Obstetricians
Dr Danielle Wilkins

Danielle is the Director of Maternity Services at Cabrini. She is able to offer individualised care to the twelve women she sees each month through her boutique obstetric practice. Danielle graduated with honours from Monash University, trained at Monash Health and gained twelve months of obstetrics and gynaecology experience working in a busy unit in Ireland. She spent nine years as the Director of Women’s Health training at Monash Medical Centre, and six years as the Discipline Coordinator for Women’s Health for Monash University. She was the Head of the Multiple Pregnancy Unit at Monash Health before moving to her new role at Cabrini.

Danielle has extensive experience caring for twin pregnancies and supporting women wishing to have a normal birth after a caesarean birth.

Dr Julianne Cameron

Julianne is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist whose practice includes pregnancy planning and prenatal and postnatal care. She studied at The University of Melbourne and completed her specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at The Royal Women’s Hospital. Julianne is experienced in the management of both normal and high risk pregnancies and she has a special interest in laparoscopy, colposcopy and management of cervical dysplasia.

Dr Saul Cohen

Saul has a boutique private practice, guiding couples through the journey of pregnancy and birth. His philosophy is that of minimal intervention whenever possible. Natural birth and breast feeding is encouraged. He is particularly experienced at managing high risk pregnancies. Similarly, if necessary, he treats gynaecological conditions with minimally invasive surgery wherever possible. Saul completed his medical degree at Monash University. During this time, he worked as an anatomy demonstrator and also undertook an additional year of study in obstetrics research, graduating in 2004 with honours in both Medicine and Surgery and Biomedical Science. He relocated to Sydney where he undertook his specialist training at one of the largest tertiary centres in the southern hemisphere. Today he continues to lecture medical students and supervise obstetrics and gynaecology trainees through Monash Health. In addition he helps run the Multiple Pregnancies Clinic at Monash and supervises a weekly elective caesarean section list.

Dr Kate Duncan

Kate is a senior and experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has a long standing affiliation with Cabrini Hospital. Since 2003 Kate has focussed her practice to specialise in Obstetrics, offering a comprehensive team-based approach, supporting women throughout the pregnancy and birthing experience. Kate works with a midwife, Lisa Renwick, giving patients the benefit of additional advice, care and support both before and after the birth of their baby. Kate is supportive of natural childbirth and experiences in assisted vaginal deliveries, Caesarean sections, multiple pregnancy and vaginal birth after Caesarean section. She has managed to deliver over 6500 babies during her years in Practice and is now delivering her 2nd generation of patients.

Dr Shavi Fernando

Shavi is a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who is passionate and skilled in the management of general and high-risk pregnancy. His philosophy is of facilitating your birth experience, with minimal intervention, while maintaining the utmost safety for you and your baby. In addition, Shavi is a skilled surgeon in gynaecology, approaching procedures using a ‘key-hole’ approach wherever possible. He is also certified in advanced colposcopy. After completing his undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with honours at Monash University, Shavi also completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with first class honours and is currently completing a PhD in gynaecology. In addition to this, an Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University and is one of only a few doctors to concurrently hold specialist positions in both the Obstetrics and the Gynaecology departments at Monash Health. He balances this well with a young family, and enjoys chasing around his boisterous daughter when he has a spare moment.

Dr Ryan Hodges

Offering sensitive, skilled care as an obstetrician and perinatologist, Ryan is a high-risk pregnancy subspecialist and is the Head of Perinatal Services at Monash Health. He believes it is important to optimise his patients’ health during pregnancy to ensure their newborns have the best start to life. Ryan completed his obstetric and gynaecology training at Monash Medical Centre and his PhD in foetal therapy and stem cell biology at Monash University. After completing his PhD, Ryan was awarded an NHMRC grant to study in utero surgery in Belgium. He was then invited to undertake training in maternal foetal medicine certification at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He is a surgeon with the Victorian Foetal Therapy Service, providing in utero laser surgery for complicated monochorionic twins.

Dr Ravi Kashyap

Ravi has 20 years of experience in obstetrics having safely delivered more than 5000 babies. He is committed to natural childbirth and to working with the dedicated team at Cabrini to give mothers the best possible birth experience while ensuring the safety of mother and baby. Ravi studied medicine at Monash University, graduating in 1989. He trained in obstetrics at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne and at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. He completed his training at Monash Medical Centre in 2000 and entered private practice in 2001. Currently Ravi holds leadership positions in obstetrics at Monash Health. Also, he lectures on labour and birth, mentors students and is a regular examiner. He has served as Chairman of the Victorian State Committee of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

 
Dr Binh Ly

I specialise in high risk obstetrics and diabetes in pregnancy. I value time with my patients, ensuring they are comfortable and well informed. My love for medicine started early with great interest in science developing in my early primary years. In 1990 I commenced my medical degree and completed my internship in 1997. In 1999 I undertook and completed my Obstetrics Diploma, working for the Royal Women’s Hospital. In 2001, I entered the Specialist Training Program reaching successful completion in 2007.

Dr Tom Manley

Tom completed his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash, and then underwent two years of further training in minimally invasive surgery as well as reproductive medicine. As a result he is able to care for women at all stages of their life, from conception and assisted reproduction, pregnancy and childbirth, and beyond the reproductive years. Tom believes in supporting women through their pregnancy and childbirth in the most natural way possible. He wants to give every mother-to-be the best possible birthing experience while his expert knowledge and training ensures the safety of both mother and baby. In his gynaecology practice he focuses on minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques to treat conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts and prolapse. He is one of only a few gynaecologists in Melbourne performing single incision laparoscopic hysterectomy and myomectomy.

Dr Haider Najjar

Haider is a Gynaecologist with a Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery, and a particular interest in robotic surgery. He is a pioneer of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). He trained in obstetrics and gynaecology at Monash Medical Centre where he received the Young Scientists’ Award from the International Menopause Society for his research into premature menopause. Haider remains actively involved in clinical research at both the Monash Medical Centre and Monash University in both undergraduate and post graduate medicine

Dr Aviva Nathan

Aviva is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist. She provides antenatal care during pregnancy and childbirth, including vaginal and caesarean deliveries. Her gynaecology practice includes management of menstrual problems, abnormal pap smears, colposcopy and surgery. Aviva completed her medical degree at Monash University in 1997 and she is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is involved in training and examining medical students in obstetrics and gynaecology. Aviva attends the Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre and Orrong Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and holds an appointment as a consulting gynaecologist at Monash Medical Centre

Dr Peter Neil

Peter is an obstetrician with an interest in managing high risk pregnancies. Peter has gained extensive experience in this field working and training through the Monash Maternal-Foetal-Medicine (MFM) unit. He also has expertise in foetal ultrasound, complicated vaginal births such as twins, rotational forceps and breach deliveries. Peter studied medicine at the The University of Melbourne, graduating in 1996 and trained as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist through Monash Health. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Gynaecologists He is head of the multiple pregnancy/pre-term birth clinic at Monash Health.

Dr Scott Pearce

A specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, Scott performs laparoscopic, hysteroscopic and uro-gynaecological (prolapse and incontinence) procedures and benign open gynaecological surgery. Scott studied at Monash University. In 2001 and 2002, Scott was the inaugural Advanced Gynaecological Surgical Fellow at Monash Medical Centre. In 2003 he won an Australia-wide laparascopic surgical prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is also a Member of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgical Society.

Dr Deirdre Percy

Deirdre is a private Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who delivers babies at Cabrini, Waverley Private and Jesse McPherson Hospital. She cares for low and high risk pregnant women and performs normal instrumental and operative deliveries including vaginal twin delivery. As a Gynaecologist, she performs hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and hysterectomy procedures. Deirdre also manages abnormal pap smears (Colposcopy) and gynaecological care for women of all ages at her consulting rooms. Her after hours oncall group consists of an All Women Obstetrics & Gynaecology team to provide great continuity of care.

Dr Mark Petris

Mark offers a sensitive and caring approach to pregnancy and gynaecological care. He specialises in both general and high risk pregnancies, and aims to ensure informative, continuous support throughout this journey. He believes in individualised care and respects women’s choices, whilst ensuring the safety of both mother and baby. Mark studied at The University of Melbourne before completing his obstetrics and gynaecology training and the Royal Women’s Hospital. He holds a consultant obstetric appointment at Monash Medical Centre (Clayton), the high risk obstetric unit of Southern Health, where he is also involved in the supervision of specialists in training. Mark takes pride in his practice, with himself and his staff being known for their approachable nature, and always being available to answer any questions or concerns.

Dr John Regan

John has practiced obstetrics and gynaecology at Cabrini since 1991 and now heads the obstetrics and gynaecology craft group. After completing his medical training at Monash University, John specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology, obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1990. He has served on the College’s federal council. John has participated in a number of research studies with special interest in diabetes in pregnancy, vaginal delivery following previous caesarean sections, and the comparison of obstetric care models.

Dr Colin Sabau

As an obstetrician Colin is involved in antenatal care of both low and high risk pregnancies. He believes in the importance of continuity of care from antenatal visits, delivery to post-delivery care. Colin is an experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with extensive training in Australia, USA and Europe. He studied at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania and on arrival in Australia, he continued further specialty training at Dandenong Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Box Hill and Sandringham Hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  Special interests include laparoscopic surgery of benign gynaecological conditions, prolapse repair and treatment of urinary incontinence. Colin is accredited to perform colposcopies and management of vulvar and cervical dysplasias.

Dr Roshan Shamon

Roshan specialises in general and high risk obstetrics and gynaecology and minimally invasive surgery. After graduating from The University of Melbourne in 1998, Roshan completed his specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. He has been engaged in public sector clinical practice and teaching for over 13 years and has a specialist appointment in obstetrics and gynaecology at Monash Medical Centre and teaches at Monash University.

Dr Tim Sturrock

Dr Tim Sturrock trained in Melbourne at Prince Henry's Hospital, completing his specialist training at Monash Medical Centre. After 2 years in the UK as Obstetric and Gynaecological Registrar at Pembury Hospital in Kent, he returned to Australia and trained as a Reproductive Medical Fellow at Monash Medical Centre. Tim has worked as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Cabrini for 20 years providing high quality personalized care. Tim has extensive experience in pregnancy care including high risk pregnancies and twins. Tim is happy to discuss with you your personal preferences regarding your pregnancy and takes great pride in the quality of care and communication at his practice.

Dr Susan Taylor

Dr Susan Taylor is a well-respected obstetrician and gynaecologist with more than 24 years’ experience. She graduated from Monash University as a medical practitioner in 1982 and began her obstetrics training in 1985 at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre, completing her studies in England. Once she completed her obstetrics and gynaecology fellowship, she went into private practice. Her practice includes all levels of obstetric care. She provides a range of gynaecological services, in particular, management of abnormal Pap smears, menstrual disorders, pre-pregnancy checks and general fertility advice.

Dr Jaclyn Wloszczowski

Jaclyn is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who trained at Monash Health, The Townsville Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital, after graduating from Monash University in 2006. She believes in providing holistic, woman-centred care and is committed to engaging women to be active participants in their wellbeing. She provides care to women throughout their entire reproductive lives and beyond including management of periods, PCOS, abnormal pap smears/colposcopy, prolapse and has a particular interest in pelvic pain laparoscopic surgery. She is experienced with all birth modalities and routine, high risk and multiple pregnancies. She believes that birth, however it occurs, should be a positive and empowering experience. Jaclyn has a public appointment at Monash Health, mentors junior O&G trainees and is the director of Embrace Women’s Health.

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Our Paediatricians


Dr Daniel Golshevsky

Daniel specialises in children’s acute and chronic medical conditions from birth to 18 years, with particular interests in newborns, unsettled babies, continence, constipation and toileting problems, as well as sleep & behaviour issues, upper airway problems and congenital heart disease. Daniel also divides tongue-ties in newborns, when indicated. Practicing holistic care with a family-centred approach, he believes that every child needs a management plan that is tailored to them, within their psycho-social environment. Daniel also has a strong interest in the media and its positive and negative effects on children’s health, recently publishing on the effects of screen time on sleep and weight in children. Known in the media as Dr Golly, he appears regularly on Channel Seven’s Good Friday Appeal as well as other television and print features.

Daniel is an experienced General Paediatrician, who trained at The University of Melbourne and The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH). Daniel has worked at RCH since 2009 and has three young children of his own. He is the former Chief Resident Medical Officer of RCH and is involved in the creation and maintenance of the RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines, an online paediatric resource used internationally. He is also a regular expert reviewer for the Raising Children Network website.

Dr Jenny Gregor

As a paediatrician, Jenny has special interests in the acute emergency care of the newborn infant (neonatology), babies with sleeping and feeding difficulties and children with complex medical and developmental issues or chronic disease. Following completion of a science degree, Jenny undertook her postgraduate medical studies at Flinders University in Adelaide and trained as a paediatrician at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospitals. She has participated in a number of research studies and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

   

Lactation Consultant

Dr Anita Bearzatto

Anita combines her roles as a general practitioner and lactation consultant to work with families experiencing complicated lactation (breastfeeding) issues with all aspects of maternal and child health. She is passionate about helping women work through their lactation difficulties to achieve their personal breastfeeding goals. After completing her studies at Monash University, Anita obtained a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners. In 2007 Anita became a qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and worked as a lactation consultant while living overseas. Anita is a professional member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She provides education to healthcare professionals and the community on breastfeeding issues.